Svitlana Zinger received the M.Sc. degree in computer science in 2000 from the Radiophysics faculty of the Dnepropetrovsk State University, Ukraine. She received the Ph.D. degree in 2004 from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications, France. Her Ph.D. thesis was on interpolation and resampling of 3D data. In 2005 she was a postdoctoral fellow in the Multimedia and Multilingual Knowledge Engineering Laboratory of the French Atomic Agency, France, where she worked on creation of a large-scale image ontology for content based image retrieval. In 2006-2008 she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Language and Cognition Groningen and an associated researcher at the Artificial Intelligence department in the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, working on information retrieval from handwritten documents. She is currently a postdoc at the Video Coding and Architectures Research group in the Eindhoven University of Technology.