||Maria Rangoussi holds a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece (1987), an MSc in Digital Signal Processing from the University of Virginia, USA (1990) and a PhD from the National Technical University of Athens / Greece (1994) in Digital Signal and Speech Processing & Pattern Recognition. In 1995 she has been a visiting researcher in the Institute of Electronics, Aalborg University, Denmark and in 1996 an adjunct lecturer in the Telecommunications Laboratory, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Greece. Since 1998 she is with the Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering of University of West Attica (UNIWA) (ex Technological Education Institute of Piraeus), where she is currently a tenured professor. She has been the head of the Department during 2006-2010 and the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering during 2010-2014. She has a 20-years experience in research and education and has been involved in a series of research projects under national and E.U. / international frameworks. She is the author of two textbooks and over 100 publications in the fields of Digital Signal Processing, Spectral Analysis, Pattern Recognition and their applications in various fields, with emphasis on Speech, Audio and Biomedical Engineering. Her current research interests include DSP and Pattern Recognition algorithms and their applications in audio, environmental, biomedical engineering as well as in the characterization of new materials, structures and systems, via linear and non-linear methods. Prof. Rangoussi is a member of IEEE, ISCA and the Technical Chamber of Greece.