Francesca De Simone
Dr. Francesca De Simone is a tenure track researcher at the Distributed & Interactive Systems group of the Dutch National Research Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI), in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She received the Ph.D. degree in computer and information science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland, in 2012. After her Ph.D, she worked as post-doctoral fellow in the Multimedia Signal Processing Group at Institut Mines Telecom ParisTech, France, and as senior engineer in the cybersecurity department of Kudelski Security, Switzerland. Before joining CWI, from November 2015 to January 2018, she was a post-doctoral fellow at the Signal Processing Laboratory LTS4 of EPFL, funded by a research grant from YouTube. She is member of the IEEE MMSP Technical Committee and the Qomex Technical Program Committee. She has been and is part of the organising committee of international conferences and workshops, such as ACM Multimedia Systems (MMsys), the International Workshop on Immersive Mixed and Virtual Environment Systems (MMVE 2019), and the International Workshop on Multimedia Alternate Realities (AltMM). She has authored more than 50 scientific publications and regularly serves as TPC member for international conferences and reviewer for IEEE and Elsevier journals. Her research interests include multimedia quality assessment, human visual perception, image and video compression, and streaming technologies.