Elena received her MSc in Biomedical Engineering in 2002, PhD in Bioengineering in 2006, and she is currently Associate Professor in the Electronic Information and Bioengineering Department (DEIB) of Politecnico di Milano. She is co-founder of the Neuroengineering and Medical Robotics Laboratory, in 2008, being responsible of the Medical Robotics section. IEEE Senior Member, she is currently Associate Editor of the Journal of Medical Robotics Research, of the International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, Frontiers in Robotics and AI, Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing and IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine. From 2016 she has been an Associated Editor of IEEE ICRA, IROS and BioRob, Area Chair of MICCAI and she is currently Publication Co-Chair of ICRA 2023. She is responsible for the lab course in Medical Robotics and of the courses on Clinical Technology Assessment and Smart Hospital of the MSc degree in Biomedical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano and she serves in the board committee of the PhD course in Bioengineering.