Graduated in biomedical engineering in 2005, Leandro was awarded a PhD in Health Economy in 2009. He is currently Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at The University of Warwick, Coventry, UK, where he directs the Applied Biomedical Signal Processing and Intelligent eHealth Lab (ABSPIE). He has authored or co-authored about 90 peer-reviewed papers on journals, books and conferences in the fields of machine learning and biomedical signal processing applied to healthy ageing, chronic diseases, falls prediction in the elderly and Health Technology Assessment (HTA). Dr Pecchia is the General Secretary of the IUPESM, Treasurer of the IFMBE Clinical Engineering Division, Chair of the Public Affair Working Group of the European Alliance of Medical and Biological Engineering and Science. As part of these roles, Dr Pecchia support the WHO and the European Parliament in defining new policies regarding innovative medical devices. Dr Pecchia has long experience in biomedical engineering teaching and research, including signal processing, economical evaluation, Telemedicine, Biomedical Devices, quantitative mental stress assessment, and application of Analytic Hierarchy Process to HTA, Management Control and to medical decision making. H-index 21, Tot Number of Citations 2000+.