Dr Marta Vallejo is a Tenure Track Research Fellow in Biomedical Signal and Image Processing in the Institute for Sensor Signals and Systems at Heriot-Watt University. She is also part of the ICT-Robotic for Independent Living Testbed, a ‘Living-Lab”. Her current research activities focus on the application of machine learning techniques, including deep learning and evolutionary algorithms, to neurodegenerative diseases. She is particularly interested in the processing of biomedical signals and images and the creation of biomedical classifiers. Previously, Dr Vallejo was the Head of artificial intelligence and machine learning at ClearSky Medical Diagnostics working in the area of Parkinson’s Disease.