Affiliation: UCL Mechanical Engineering
Vanessa obtained a degree in Mechanical Engineering (First Class Honours) from Universidad Simon Bolivar and a PhD in Modelling and Simulation of cardiac dynamics that she obtained with “Les Felicitations du Jury, from Ecole Centrale de Lille in 2003. She was a Marie Curie Fellow (Intra-European Fellowship) from 2005 till 2007 in the Academic Unit of Medical Physics at the University of Sheffield. Vanessa was the scientific Coordinator of the “Virtual Physiological Human NoE” as well as the Principal Investigator of the EC funded (FP7) Marie Curie Initial Training Network “MeDDiCA” and the project “DISCIPULUS”. Vanessa has been a Lecturer in UCL since September 2007 and is the lead of the Multi-Scale Cardiovascular Engineering group (MUSE).