Sylvia Rueda

Postdoctoral Researcher

Sylvia RuedaI graduated with a dual B.S. Degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia (U.P.V.), Spain, and the Ecole Nationale des Telecommunications de Bretagne (Telecom Bretagne), France, in 2003, where I specialised on signal and image processing. I received the M.Sc. degree in Signal, Telecommunications, Image, and Radar from Telecom Bretagne in 2003.

From this date and until 2006, I worked as a Research Associate at the Medical Image Computing Laboratory (MedICLab), Spain, in collaboration with the company 3DENT. I was involved in the development of a commercial system for the automatic cephalometric landmark detection in lateral x-rays of the skull using shape models.

In 2006, I was awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship for Early Research Training to do my PhD at the School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham, in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), Philadelphia. During my PhD, I was invited as a visiting scholar at the Medical Image Processing Group, Radiology Department, UPenn, Philadelphia. I graduated in 2010.

In 2008, I was awarded the Google Anita Borg Scholarship for Women in Computer Science.

I am currently a postdoctoral researcher on Personalised Perinatal Monitoring at the Centre of Excellence in Personalised Healthcare funded by the Wellcome Trust and the EPSRC, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, U.K.

Since 2010, I aim at finding new fetal and neonatal functional and nutritional indicators of growth using ultrasound images. This has been by far the most beautiful project I have worked on up-to-date. It has given me the opportunity to work towards improving the quality of life of babies and explore new areas of research that could make a difference in the society, especially in developing countries.