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. Currently, she is doing her Ph.D. on the definition, design and implementation of a framework to support the adoption of the different data analysis techniques in head and neck cancer research. 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. Since 2016 she works as a researcher at LST when she started collaborating in BD2Decide H2020 research projects, where she was responsible for the definition, design and development of analytics tools for BD2Decide and also was part of the Technical managment team. Currently she is working as operational technical manager in BD4QoL H2020 project, that aims to improve HNC survivors’ quality of life by developing a person-centred monitoring and follow-up plan. She also collaborates in other cancer projects: FAITH-H2020 (a Federated Artificial Intelligence solution for moniToring mental Health status after cancer treatment), CAPABLE-H2020 (CAncer PAtients Better Life Experience) and SuPerTreat-EraPerMed (Supporting Personalized Treatment Decisions in Head and Neck Cancer through Big Data). In addition, she is also working in GATEKEEPER H2020 project (Smart data driving solutions for personalized early risk detection and intervention) as part of the management team of the Large Scale Pilot definition and execution; and she is collaborating on a Study on cross-border digital healthcare in the EU with particular focus on potential regulatory gaps and barriers to the cross-border provision of digital health services and products under the SANTE/2020/B3/006 proposal.