Dr. Alejandra Ruiz (female) holds a Ph.D. degree in Telecommunications and Computer Engineering, (2015, U. of Deusto), an MSc in Advanced Artificial Intelligence (2012, UNED) and the degree in Telecommunication Engineering (2005, University of Deusto). She joined the European Software Institute in 2007, which later on was merged in in Tecnalia where she is a Research Engineer in the TRUSTTECH (Trust technologies) area. She currently leads the area of Modular Assurance and Certification of Safety-critical Systems, with particular focus on automotive, aerospace, railway and medical device industries. She is the main contributor in these areas for European projects such as RECOMP (Reduced Certification Costs for Trusted Multicore Platforms), OPENCOSS (Open Platform for EvolutioNary Certification of Safety-critical Systems) SafeAdapt (Safe Adaptive Software for Fully Electric Vehicles), EMC2 (Embedded Multi-Core systems for Mixed Criticality applications in dynamic and changeable real-time environments) and PDP$E (Privacy and Data Protection for Engineering) . Dr. Ruiz has extensive experience on EU projects as project leader and has coordinated the work of large international teams, such as e.g. the AMASS ECSEL project.