Irantzu Barrio is an associate professor at the Department of Mathematics of the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU. She obtained at the same university the degree in Mathematics in 2006 and the master's degree in Mathematical Modeling, Statistics and Computation in 2010. In 2015 she obtained her PhD degree in Mathematics from the University of the Basque Country. Her main research interests focus on the development of statistical methodology oriented to the resolution of complexities derived from scientific research, mainly in biomedical or experimental areas. Specific topics of interest are the development and validation of prediction models. She works in Clinical Epidemiology in collaboration with the Clinical Research Unit of the Galdakao Usansolo University Hospital, and also provides methodological support to researchers within the Faculty of Science and Technology of the UPV/EHU as well as to public or private companies and research centers of the Basque Country.