Grazia Cicirelli received the Laurea degree (summa cum laude) in Computer Science from the University of Bari (Italy) in 1994. Until 2001 she held grants from the Italian National Research Council (CNR) for research activities in Robotics and Image Processing. From 2001 she is a Technologist Researcher at the Institute of Intelligent Systems for Automation (ISSIA) of CNR in Bari. Her principal interests include pattern recognition, artificial intelligence, image processing for robotic applications and intelligent systems for video-surveillance. She has worked on and directed numerous research projects in different research areas such as Quality Control, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Autonomous Mobile Robotics. She is author of numerous research papers published in International Conference Proceedings, National and International Journals. She is a co-inventor of 1 international patent on the development of a visual system for event detection in a sport context. Dr. Cicirelli regularly serves as reviewer on various Conferences and International Journals including: Industrial Robot: An International Journal International Journal of Advanced Robotics Systems IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems. She received the 2013 Award for Excellence as Outstanding Reviewer to “Industrial Robot: An International Journal” (Emerald) for the significant contribution made throughout 2012. She is a member of the Editorial Board at the International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems (IJARS). Furthermore, she is Editor of the permanent Topic “Robot Navigation” and Associate Editor of the permanent Topic “Vision Systems” at the same journal.