Berfin Sakallioglu is an invited lecturer and currently writing her master's thesis for NOVA IMS master's degree in Data Science and Advanced Analytics. With the collaboration of the Champalimaud Foundation, her thesis focuses on the medical applications of Evolutionary Computing, Genetic Programming in particular. She holds her Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. She has work experience as a research engineer. Her research interests are Machine Learning, Evolutionary Computing, Data Science in biology and medicine.