Vania V. Estrela was born in Rio de Janeiro city, Rio de Janeiro state (RJ), Brazil. She teaches at the Telecommunications Department Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), Niteroi, RJ, Brazil. Vania V. Estrela earned a B.Sc. degree from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE); an M.Sc. from the Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA), Sao Jose dos Campos, São Paulo (SP), Brazil; an M.Sc. degree in ECE at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois (IL), USA; and a Ph.D. in ECE from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, IL, USA. Taught at: DeVry University; DePaul University; Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense (UENF), Campos de Goytacazes, RJ, Brazil; and for the Universidade Estadual da Zona Oeste (UEZO), Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil. Visiting professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Rio de Janeiro (IPRJ)/State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) in Nova Friburgo, RJ. Currently working at Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), Niterói, RJ for the Department of Telecommunications. Research interests include: Signal/Image/Video Processing, Inverse Problems, Computational & Mathematical Modeling, Stochastic Models, Multimedia, Communications, Motion Estimation, Machine Learning, Parallel Processing, Computer Architecture and Geoprocessing. Reviewer for the following journals/magazines: IMAVIS (Elsevier); Pattern Recognition (Elsevier); Computers & Electrical Engineering (Elsevier); IET Image Processing; IET Computer Vision and International Journal of Image Processing (IJIP). Engaged in topics such as technology transfer, engineering/math/computer education, environmental issues and digital inclusion. Member of IEEE, and ACM. Editor of IJIP. She has won several scholarships and grants from the Brazilian Federation (CAPES and CNPq) and the government of Rio de Janeiro state (FAPERJ).