Contact Details

Dr Maria Valera Espina

Imperial College

Room 373,Huxley Building,

Queen Gate's,South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ

+44 (0)20 7594 3089

I am the Senior tutor for UG Computing students.

As senior tutor, I have the responsability for the academic and pastoral care of undergraduate students at the Department.


Telecomms and its related fields (i.e. image processing) have always interested me; my first degree is MEng in Telecommunications. After finishing my final year project at King's College London as Erasmus student, I completed my PhD thesis sponsored by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) at Kingston University of London. I worked as a computer vision engineer in Chess Ltd. company specialised in automation for two years, before working as a Research associate for three years and a half at Kingston University of London before joining Imperial College as Teaching Fellow.

Important URLs

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Important Information for students

You must contact me by telephone or email if you are ill more than two days. Bring a medical note if you are absent over five days.

You must contact me if you are absent for more than two working days from college during term for any reason.

You must contact me if you are contemplating leaving or transferring to another course.

Always read and respond to email sent to your college account.

We are an international multi-ethnic community. We tolerate and respect each other’s views and beliefs even if we do not agree with them. If you feel that you have been offended or insulted in any way by another member of the college come to see me and discuss it.


Plagiarism is the practice of passing off someone else’s work as your own (with or without his/her agreement).

Plagiarism is remarkably easy to detect - Don’t do it!

If you are found plagiarising or cheating you will probably receive a zero mark for the assessment concerned

For major or repeated offences you can be expelled from the college.

College Policy on Plagirism

Late submissions

Candidates must submit work before the deadline. However, if you do not submit by the deadline but you submit within 24h of the deadline, your work will be marked and capped to 40%. Further information can be found in the Late Submission Policy.

If you have a valid mitigating circumstance and you need an extension to submit the work, you need to fill a coursework extension form and email to me or your year coordinator.


Mitigating circumstances must be independently corroborated and be of sufficient severity to have affected the candidate's ability to meet the deadline, for example, serious illness or family bereavement

Mitigation form (Under All Taught Programmes)

Self-certification form for mitigation (Under All Taught Programmes)

Self-certification form for extension (Under All Taught Programmes)