Maria Cristina Barba graduated in Information Engineering at the University of Salento, Lecce in 2003. Her past research interests include the management of biomedical data and images in Grid computing environment. She worked for some years in Noemalife, an International Group in the clinical and hospital information systems market.

Actually she is working as a research fellow in AVRLab by developing virtual and augmented reality applications and geo-location based games. Her current research interest covers Virtual and Augmented Reality for medical applications.