Miriam has a background in Computer Science (she holds a 3-year Diploma degree as well as a 5-year Licentiate degree in Computer Science Engineering) from the University of Valladolid (Spain) and a M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Dundee.
In 2008, she obtained her Diploma in Computer Science Technical Engineering for Management, where she received First Class Honours in a diploma degree project titled “Development of a Control Architecture for a Surgical Robot”. She then obtained her Licentiate in Computer Science Engineering in 2012, with First Class Honours thesis titled “Generation of Timed Transition Diagrams for Time Constraints Representation in Healthcare Processes”. Miriam graduated in 2013 with an M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering with thesis titled “Ultrasound-guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery”. This was her first encounter with a technique that truly sparked her interest, due to its wide range of potential applications in medicine.
She has just started her second year of PhD in IMSaT, under the direct supervision of Dr Paul Prentice. She will be particularly involved on the development of an FPGA-based rapid feedback control loop between detector and focused ultrasound source, to manipulate cavitation activity at sub-millisecond timescales.