Leticia Gallardo Estrella studied Telecommunication Engineering at the University of Malaga. She presented her Master Thesis entitled "Human/Robot Interface for Voice Teleoperation of a Robotic Platform" in March 2011. From June 2009 to December 2009 she did an internship in the Sony Stuttgart Technology Center focused on Machine Learning Classification Algorithms for audio data. From September 2010 to September 2011 she worked in Tedial as a Research Engineer developing Audio and Video processing tools. In November 2011, she joined the Diagnostic Image Analysis Group as a PhD student on COPD Quantification from Chest CT scans, supervised by Eva van Rikxoort.