Maria Trocan received her M.Eng. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Politehnica University of Bucharest in 2004, the Ph.D. in Signal and Image Processing from Telecom ParisTech in 2007 and the Habilitation to Lead Researches (HDR) from Pierre & Marie Curie University (Paris 6) in 2014. She joined Joost – Netherlands in 2007, where she worked as research engineer involved in the design and development of video transcoding systems. Starting with May 2009 she is firstly Associate Professor, then Professor (2016) with the Signal, Image and Telecommunications Department at Institut Superieur d’Electronique de Paris (ISEP). Since October 2011 she is responsible of the Signal Processing Graduate Program. She is Associate Editor for Springer Journal on Signal, Image and Video Processing and Guest Editor for several journals (Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, IEEE Communications Magazine etc.). She is an active member of IEEE France and served as counselor for the ISEP IEEE Student Branch (2010-2013). In 2014 she has been elected IEEE France Vice-President responsible of Student Activities and IEEE Circuits and Systems Board of Governors member, as Young Professionals representative. She is currently serving as reviewer for several major IEEE journals and conferences and was involved in various conference organization and program committees. Her current research interests focus on image and video analysis & compression and sparse signal representations.