Dr Maria-Cruz Villa-Uriol
Department: Computer Science
Analysis of big, complex and highly heterogeneous data from multiple data sources
Model personalisation using computational imaging and modelling
Telephone: +44 114 222 1870
Maria-Cruz Villa-Uriol is a Lecturer in Computer Science and member of the Organisations, Information and Knowledge Group (Oak) at the University of Sheffield. She is also member of the INSIGNEO institute for in silico medicine and CATCH. She holds a degree in telecommunications and electronics engineering (Barcelona, Spain) and a PhD in computer engineering (University of California, Irvine, USA).
Previously, she held a postdoctoral position (February 2006 – August 2012) at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain) and a Research Fellow position at the University of Sheffield (Department of Mechanical Engineering, September 2012 – January 2015). Since 2006 she has participated in several large European and Spanish projects.
In the FP6 European project @neurIST (Integrated Biomedical Informatics for the Management of Cerebral Aneurysms), she joined the Virtual Physiological Human research community. Since then, her involvement and collaboration in this field continued in other European projects (the VPH-NoE Network of Excellence, the DISCIPULUS Coordinated Support Action, and the VPH-Share and euHeart Integrated Projects).
Her recent work in VPH-Share was centred on sharing image-based computational workflows with the VPH community, on studying and developing strategies to tackle the presence of missing data in clinical databases, and on using machine learning techniques to unravel correlations between image-based personalised biomechanic descriptors, elements in the patient's clinical record and clinically relevant events for cerebral aneurysm patients.