Ernestina Menasalvas is an associate professor of Data Mining at the School of Computer Engineering, at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). Ernestina holds a PhD in Computer Science. She is a member of MIDAS data Mining and data simulation group at the Center of Biotechnology at the UPM. Her research focuses on the various aspects of data mining project development, while her latest research addresses medical data mining. She has research and development projects related to data integration and mining in the health sector. She has published three books on mining technologies and papers in many international journals including Data and Knowledge Engineering Journal, Information Sciences, Expert Systems with applications, Journal of Medical Systems, International Journal of Intelligent Data Analysis and Physics Reports.