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Dr Pilar Garcia Souto
UCL Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering - Malet Place Engineering Building
Gower Street
London
UK
WC1E 6BT
Tel: 0044 (0)20 7679 0454
Appointment
  • Senior Teaching Fellow
  • Dept of Med Phys & Biomedical Eng
  • Faculty of Engineering Science
Biography

Dr Pilar Garcia Souto graduated with a BSc in Physics, majoring in Electronics from the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain, followed by 2-years MSc in Information Technologies. She obtained a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL), while working in a multidisciplinary international project Smart tEchnologies for stress free Air Travel (SEAT) co-funded by the European Commission. She also worked in a variety of projects, e.g. an image retrieval engine like a Goggle for images, an automatic text classification system, or fever identification systems such as a wearable sensor for children or mass screening for airports –e.g. during Ebola-, and mechanical testing. Since 2007 Pilar combined research and teaching activities, and she is now at UCL Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering specifically working in the IEP Biomedical Engineering Programme. Her studies and research activities have provided her with a multi-disciplinary profile which is ideal for Biomedical Engineering.

Teaching Summary

Since she joined UCL, Pilar has been a key member for the development of the Biomedical Engineering programme. She collaborated with other colleagues across the Engineering faculty for the definition and development of various Faculty-wide modules, e.g. ENGS102P Design and professional skills, ENGS103P Mathematical Modelling and Analysis I, and ENGS203P Mathematical Modelling and Analysis II. She then adapted/complemented these modules to the specific interest of Biomedical Engineers with relevant examples and material. Pilar has also developed various departmental modules, and she is currently the module organizer of MHPY102P Mechanics and Materials, the Design Group Project undertaken by 3rd year MEng students, and a Research Skills course that is currently being attended by all students undertaking a research project within the department, i.e. across Medical Physics, Intercaleted and Biomedical Eng programmes.

In addition to teaching per se, Pilar is highly engaged in improving teaching quality across the board, and the learning experience of students. She is doing some educational research in an improved method of peer assessment (360PA) in collaboration with the Institute of Education. She is also leading the IPAC Consortium with staff members across 20 departments; this consortium is seeking to improving the fairness of student assessment within a group work activity by means of introducing an IPAC factor (Individual peer assessed Contribution). These are some areas among her interests.

Appointments
SEP-2017 Senior TF and Co-Deputy Director for Biomedical Eng Prog Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering UCL, United Kingdom
AUG-2015 – AUG-2017 Senior Teaching Fellow for IEP development Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering UCL, United Kingdom
JAN-2014 – AUG-2015 Teaching Fellow for IEP development Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering UCL, United Kingdom
OCT-2013 – OCT-2014 Visiting Academic School of Engineering and Materials Science Queen Mary, University of London, United Kingdom
AUG-2012 – SEP-2013 Lecturer in Design for Manufacture School of Engineering and Materials Science Queen Mary, University of London, United Kingdom
JAN-2012 – MAR-2012 Course organizer/lecturer of "Introduction to Engineering" School of Engineering and Materials Science Queen Mary, University of London, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2013 FHEA ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow – Academic studies in Higher Education Higher Education Academy
2012 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Biomedical Engineering Queen Mary College, University of London
2006 MSc Master of Science – Information Technology University of Santiago de Compostela
2003 BSc Bachelor of Science – Physics University of Santiago de Compostela
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