Laura López Pérez

Laura is a Telecommunication Engineer from Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche (UMH) and holds a Master's Degree on Biomedical Engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM).

During her studies, she discovered the potential benefits of applying engineering principles to solve medical problems. This attraction to the biomedical engineering sector made her take a summer internship at UMH, where she worked on the development of electrocardiographic signal processing software in collaboration with Hospital Virgen de la Arrixaca.

Once she finished her career, she spent two years working on the consultancy sector. In 2015 she started her Master's Degree, which eventually led her to the research field. She did her Master Thesis in collaboration with the Life Supporting Technologies (LST) group, defining and designing an analysis tool for cancer data, within the context of BD2Decide, a European project that aims to improve treatment for head and neck cancer patients by applying Big Data techniques. She took part in the EIT Health Rare Cancer Summer School (Budapest & London 2016), receiving the award to the best project (RareCanConnect), which she later presented in the Barcelona EIT Health Summit 2016. Currently, she works as a researcher at LST. Among her activities, she is responsible for the definition, design and development of analytics tools for BD2Decide. She is also starting her Ph.D., investigating how to apply Big Data techniques to make the most of the vast amount of cancer-related clinic data available.

Current project: BD2Decide.