Jelena Kovačević is the David Edward Schramm Professor and Head of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. She received the Dowd Fellowship at CMU, Belgrade October Prize, and the E.I. Jury Award at Columbia University. She is a coauthor on award-winning papers and of the textbooks Wavelets and Subband Coding and Foundations of Signal Processing. Dr. Kovacevic is the Fellow of the IEEE and was the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing. She was a keynote speaker at a number of meetings and has been involved in organizing numerous conferences. Her research interests include graph signal processing, multiresolution techniques, smart infrastructure and biomedical applications.