I am a postdoctoral researcher at DASYA group at IT University of Copenhagen. I am working on the project “Making Metadata Count” with Veronika Cheplygina. With this project we aim to investigate meta-data-aware methods to avoid learning biases or shortcuts.
I graduated with a dissertation in learning representations for medical image diagnosis at the Pompeu Fabra University. I was part of the BCN MedTech group and my PhD thesis was supervised by Gemma Piella and Diana Mateus (Ecole Centrale Nantes). During this time, I was an INPhINIT fellow funded by “La Caixa” foundation and EU Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme. I hold a degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Granada and a Master of Science in Biomedical Computing from the Technical University of Munich. During my master’s studies I was a research assistant at the Rechts der Isar Hospital of Munich.
Though I enjoy the maths side of my work, I like getting out of the research bubble to disseminate research to the general public. Dissemination is also an opportunity to break with gender stereotypes, give visibility to diverse role models and empower young girls to pursue scientific and technologic careers. With this aim I have contributed, with my two cents, in several volunteering activities.
In my free time, I enjoy going to the cinema and concerts, reading, cooking and playing board games. I probably spend most of my free time traveling and doing sports. I’m fond of team sports: handball, soccer, beach volleyball, etc. I love being surrounded by nature, I enjoy going to the mountains and just staring at natural landscapes. I’m an active hiker and cycler. My passion for music is a bit controversial, I don’t have any musical education but love all kinds of rhythms. I’ve just started to learn the box, let’s see how it goes.