Francesca Manni was born in Rome, Italy. She received her BSc. and MSc. degrees (with the highest grade) in Medical Engineering from University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Rome, Italy (March 2016). March 2015, Francesca started her internship in Philips Research, Eindhoven, where she finalized her graduation project in “Peri-Operative Human Body Core Temperature Monitoring Development and Evaluation of a Novel Unobtrusive Continuous Sensor”. February 2017 Francesca started her PhD at Eindhoven University of Technology in Hyperspectral image analysis for surgical applications, under the EU project: ASTONISH – Advancing Smart Optical Imaging and Sensing for Health.