Isabel Trancoso holds a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, where she is a Full Professor. She was president of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. She founded one of the research groups at INESC-ID Lisboa, in the area of speech processing, and is currently President of the Scientific Council of this institute. She was Chief Editor of IEEE Trans. on Speech and Audio Processing, and President of ISCA (International Speech Communication Association). She is a Fellow of ISCA and IEEE. Isabel currently chairs the Selection Committee of ISCA Fellows and IEEE Signal Processing Society.