Dr. Maria Koskinopoulou is currently an Assistant Professor in Robotics and Computer Vision at the Institute of Signals, Sensors and Systems (ISSS), of the School of Engineering & Physical Sciences (EPS), of Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK. She holds a BSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering, MSc in Computational Neuroscience and PhD in Computer Science. Her interests and expertise are in the areas of Computer Vision and Machine (Deep) Learning, Robotic Manipulation and Smart Medical Devices. She was recently a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Biomedical Robotics Laboratory, of Advanced Robotics Department of the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), headed by Leonardo de Mattos focusing on robotic manipulators and sensory systems applied to surgical scenarios while designing and developing smart medical devices for both intravenous catheterization processes and cancer tissue identification. She has considerable experience in large RTD projects that regards integrated robotics systems. Up to now, she has been involved in various projects related to robotic arms and the relevant object manipulations via those arms, working, at the same time, on the core of Human-Robot Interaction, Vision-guided Systems for Abnormal Tissue Detection, AI algorithms for Industrial Robotic Applications, Machine Learning, Neural Networks and Deep Learning technologies.