Professor Janaina Mourao-Miranda leads the Machine Learning and Neuroimaging Lab at the Centre for Medical Imaging Computing (CMIC) in the Computer Science Department, University College London (UCL). She obtained her first degree in Electronic Engineering at Federal University of Para (Brazil) in 1995. She then pursued an MSc in Computer Science and a Ph.D in Neuroscience at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), completing in 2002. After her Ph.D, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Neural Computation at Siemens, Munich, Germany (2003-2005) and at the Institute of Psychiatry , King's College London, UK (2005-2009). She was a pioneer of the application of machine learning methods to neuroimaging analyses, addressing both cognitive and clinical neuroscience questions. In 2009 she was awarded a Wellcome Trust Research Career Development Fellowship to set up her independent research group at UCL and, in 2013, she was awarded a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship. Since 2011, she has led the development of open source Pattern Recognition for Neuroimaging toolbox (PRoNTo), which has been used by researchers from many different institutions and countries and has been cited in more than 350 publications. Her current research focuses on developing novel machine learning models to investigate complex relationships between neuroimaging data and multidimensional descriptions of mental health disorders, in particular, for improving, understanding, diagnosis, and prognosis.