Dr. Barbara Villarini is a lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Westminster. In 2012 she received her PhD in Information Engineering from the University of Perugia in Italy working on image and video processing, focusing on image and video quality assessment and 3D reconstruction and publishing in international journals and conferences. From 2013 she spent three years as research associate in the Centre for Medical Image Computing (CMIC) at the University College London, working on novel applications for image-guidance system for minimally-invasive cancer diagnosis and treatment, developing a regulatory-compliant medical device called SmartTarget®. From 2016 she is lecturer in Computer Science and part of the Computational Vision and Imaging Technology (CVIT) research group at the University of Westminster. Her interests are focused on combining image processing techniques with machine learning algorithms to solve challenging problems in the medical field in order to improve well being and health care. Currently her attention is focused on applying unsupervised deep learning methods for classification and recognition of morphological features of abdominal organs in MR imaging. She is also interested in estimating 3D shapes using photometric stereo and non-linear illumination models and emotion recognition for the detection of early dementia symptoms.