Lena Maier-Hein received the PhD degree (Dr.-Ing.) from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology with distinction in 2009 and conducted her postdoctoral at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and at the Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery at Imperial College London. As full professor at the DKFZ, she is now working in the field of computer assisted medical interventions with a focus on surgical data science and computational biophotonics. She has been (co-) authoring more than 150 peer-reviewed papers in prestigious journals, such as Nature Communications, Nature Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Image Analysis. She has further been serving as a board member for the International Society of Computer Assisted Surgery (ISCAS) and the Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Interventions (MICCAI) society and has been general chair and program chair for a number of international events including the International Conference on Information Processing in Computer Assisted Interventions (IPCAI), and the MICCAI conference.