Director of the Doctoral School:
David Masip Rodó
Official llicenciatura degree and doctoral degree in Computer Engineering from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). At the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), he is the director of the Doctoral School as well as a professor with the Faculty of Computer Science, Multimedia and Telecommunications. He is also the director of the research group Scene Understanding and Artificial Intelligence Lab (SUNAI) and a member of BCN Perceptual Computing Lab. His interests lie in computer vision, artificial intelligence and image processing.
Master's degree in Cognitive Neuropsychology and doctoral degree in Neurosciences from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM). She is currently a tenured professor at the UOC and conducts research with Cognitive NeuroLab (CNIT). She also works with the Laboratory for Neuropsychiatry and Neuromodulation at Massachusetts General Hospital (Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA). Her research focuses on exploring the neural bases of cognitive processes and emotional processing, for which she employs non-invasive brain stimulation and neuroimaging techniques.
Originally from the United States, he completed a bachelor's degree in Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh in 1984 and has taught English in Spain since the following year. His current activity centres mainly on helping scientists and healthcare professionals to draft scientific manuscripts for international journals and prepare for oral presentations at conferences. In this vein, he has led conferences and workshops as part of a number of biomedical English courses. Additionally, he has designed and taught a module on scientific English in a range of master's degree programmes at the faculties of medicine of the University of Barcelona (UB) and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). He has co-authored three books on scientific communication: Surgical English (2010), Inglés médico y sanitario (English for Medicine and Health, 2010) and Preparing and Delivering Scientific Presentations (2011). His fourth book, Developing Skills in Scientific Writing, is available free of charge through the Dr Antoni Esteve Foundation.