Montse Maritxalar Anglada (b. Donostia, 1966), obtained her undergraduate degree and PhD at the Faculty of Computer Science of the UPV/EHU in Donostia-San Sebastián. She is currently an associate lecturer at the Faculty of Computer Science (Donostia). Her research areas include language processing, learning and the creation of materials. She has directed 4 PhD theses (2 with European mentions) and co-authored over 70 scientific publications. She has also spent brief periods as a researcher in Edinburgh and Dublin. She has taken part in over 40 competitive research projects at domestic and European levels. She has also taken part in several contracts with businesses and other organisations, in two of which she was the lead researcher. She has one six-year research term.
Her rating under the Docentiaz programme is "Excellent". She has produced several publications concerned with teaching and dissemination, including two books as co-author. She has been the lead researcher on two teaching innovation projects. She has experience as a lecturer in undergraduate studies, local master's courses, one Erasmus Mundus master's course and continuing education courses. In this last area she was also a member of the Academic Committee from 2016 to 2019.
She has been Vice-Dean for Academic Organisation at the Faculty of Computer Studies (2011-2014), Co-ordinator of the Computer Engineering degree (2014-2017), a member of the Degree Committee of the UPV/EHU (2013-2016) and Head of Students at the UPV/EHU (2017-2021). She was Head of the Computer Studies Department at the Basque Summer University (UEU) in 1992-1997. She has been a member of the Special Committee for the Promotion of Basque in the Digital Media at the Basque Government's Advisory Council on Basque (2015-2020), and one of Spain's representatives on the European Network for Combining Language Learning with Crowdsourcing Techniques cost action (2016-2021).
She has loved hill-walking from an early age, and also takes part in amateur dramatics.