Women in Signal Processing Luncheon

Date and time: Tuesday 18 October @ 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Join the IEEE Women in Signal Processing Committee for a luncheon featuring a presentation by guest speaker Cristina Olaverri-Monreal, a panel discussion on the Importance of Mentor-Mentee Program to Promote WISP Members in Leadership of Technical, Industrial, and Entrepreneurial Activities with Q&A, followed by a networking session.

Keynote Speaker (12:40 – 1:00)

Topic – TBD

Cristina Olaverri-Monreal
Full Professor, Chairholder Intelligent Transport Systems-
BMK Endowed Professorship and Chair for Sustainable Transport Logistics 4.0
President IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society

Cristina Olaverri-Monreal graduated with a master’s degree in Computational Linguistics, Computer Science and Phonetics from the Ludwig- Maximilians University (LMU) in Munich 2002 and received her PhD 2006 in cooperation with BMW.

After working several years in different European countries and in the US, both within the industry and academia she is holding the BMK endowed professorship and chair for sustainable transport logistics 4.0 at the Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria. Her research aims at studying solutions for an efficient and effective transportation focusing on minimizing the barrier between users and road systems, applying wireless communication and sensing technologies.

Dr. Olaverri is president of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Society and Chair of the Technical Activities Committee on Human Factors. In addition, she serves as a senior / associate editor and editorial board member of several journals in the field, including the IEEE ITS Transactions and the IEEE ITS Magazine. In 2017 she was the general chair of the IEEE International Conference on Vehicular Electronics and Safety (ICVES’2017) and was additionally recognized for her dedicated contribution to continuing education in the field of ITS with the 2017 IEEE Educational Activities Board Meritorious Achievement Award in Continuing Education.

Panel Discussion with Q&A (1:00 – 1:40)


Iole Moccagatta
Principal Engineer at Intel
IEEE Signal Processing Society Regional Director-at-Large Regions 1-6


Iole Moccagatta is a Principal Engineer at Intel working on HW Multimedia IPs that are integrated on Intel platforms. Prior to Intel, Iole hold the position of Senior Video Architect at NVIDIA, and that of Science Director at IMEC, Belgium.

Iole has been a very active member of MPEG, ITU-T, and JPEG, where she has represented US interests and companies and made a large number of technical contributions. A number of those have been included in MPEG and JPEG standards. Iole is currently Co-chair of the MPEG/ITU-T Joint Video Experts Team (JVET) Ad-Hoc Group on H.266/VVC Conformance and Co-editor of the H.266/VVC Conformance Testing document.

Iole has been an active participant of the Alliance for Open Media (AOM) AV1 Codec WG, where she has co-authored two adopted proposals. She currently represents Intel in the AOM Board.

Iole has served at Secretary (2015) and Chair (2016 and 2017) of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Santa Clara Valley Chapter, and she is currently serving as IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) Regional Director-at-Large Regions 1-6, supporting and advising Chapters and their officers, providing input on how to serve and engage the SPS community in general, and the SPS industry members in particular, and using her professional network to attract new volunteers to serve in SPS subcommittees and task forces.

Iole is the author or co-author of more than 30 publications, 2 book chapters, and more than 10 talks and tutorials in the field of image and video coding. She holds more than 10 patents in the same fields. She received a Diploma of Electronic Engineering from the University of Pavia, Italy, and a PhD from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Roxana Saint-Nom
Engineering Director at Eurocase


Roxana Saint Nom received her Electrical Engineering degree in 1987 from ITBA (Buenos Aires Institute of Technology, a 6-year program), Argentina. She completed an Advanced Studies degree (Suficiencia Investigadora, 2003) in Speech Processing from the “Universidad Politécnica de Madrid”, Spain.  She held academic positions in Argentina from 1988 and became tenured faculty in the rank of the Full Professor in 2004. She was appointed Electrical Engineering Department Chair at ITBA from 2007 to 2013.

She changed her career path from academia to industry in 2013, when she became Engineering Director at Eurocase, a small company that designs and manufactures technology products for Latin America. In 2020, she started as Project Manager in HipCam Global to develop products with AI capabilities. In 2022, she became a consultant for Eurocase and Bairex Constructions.  She maintains her connections with academia by serving as a part-time professor at UADE (Universidad Argentina de la Empresa) since 2018, where she teaches Signal & Systems and Speech Signal Processing.

Roxana’s research area is primarily Signal Processing, with speech processing and education as subareas.  For her years as a faculty member in universities, she started research groups in different specialty areas, such as speaker verification, acoustics, DSP applications, and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). She is the author of more than 25 papers, mostly in the area of signal processing education, published in peer-reviewed journals and international conferences, such as IEEE ICASSP and ISCAS. She has been a technical reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems and IEEE ICASSP Proceedings.

She has designed and successfully obtained accreditation of a 5-year degree electrical engineering program (CONEAU, the ABET equivalent in Argentina), with the option of a senior year that is specifically signal processing oriented. She also led the accreditation of two Master’s degree programs.

In recent years, her responsibilities in the industry include leading companies’ R & D efforts to develop a range of technology products, building and implementing a detailed work plan to fulfill the development objectives of the company, and developing software prototypes for a range of products.

Roxana Saint-Nom is a Telecommunications Electrical Engineer with post-graduate studies in Speech Signal Processing. Twenty-five years of an academic career at ITBA, a prestigious Argentinian University, reaching to EE Department Chair. Nine years in Industry, as a consultant and Project Manager oriented to the development of technological products involving Software, AI, and Hardware. IEEE volunteer involved in several leadership positions at Argentina Section, Women in Engineering, and Signal Processing Society.

Networking (1:40 – 2:20)

A networking session with the purpose to foster support and offer networking opportunities by engaging women across the signal processing profession to exchange ideas and experiences from academia, research and industry in an informal setting.

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