Department of Mechanical Engineering
Roberts Building, Torrington Place
London, WC1E 7JE
tel: 020 7679 3928 (direct)
fax: 020 7388 0180
Vanessa obtained her degree in Mechanical Engineering from University Simon Bolivar
(Venezuela), where she was awarded her MEng degree with First Class Honours. She finished her PhD in Automatic Control and Industrial Informatics, that she obtained with
“Les Felicitations du Jury”, from Ecole Centrale de Lille, France in 2003, her PhD work
focused in lumped parameter models, simulation and optimization of cardiac dynamics.
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”
(www.vph-noe.eu) as well as the Principal Investigator of the EC funded (FP7) Marie
Curie Initial Training Network “MeDDiCA” (www.meddica.eu) and the project “DISCIPULUS”
(www.digital-patient.net). She currently holds an EPSRC grant (Personalised Medicine Through Learning in the Model Space) and a new Marie Curie ITN (VPH CaSE).
Vanessa has been recently been awarded a prestigious Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship for 2015-2017 to work on the exploration of structural uncertainties in multiscale models using simulation.
Vanessa has been in UCL since September 2007.