Katia Vega is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Design in the University of California, Davis. She was a Postdoc Associate at MIT Media Lab (USA). She got her PhD and Master Degree in Computer Science at PUC-Rio (Brazil). Her research interests include physical computing, wearable technologies, interactive tattoos, beauty technology and skin interfaces. Her work has been featured by New Scientist, Wired, Discovery, CNN, among others. In 2016, MIT Technology Review awarded her as one of the 5 Innovators under 35 in Peru. Recently, CNET recognized her as one of the Top 20 most influential Latinos in Tech in 2017. SXSW 2018 awarded The Dermal Abyss project in the Science Fiction no Longer Category. In 2019, she was honored as a leading woman in STEM by Johnson & Johnson.