Cristina Costa was born in Brazil, in 1971. She received the "Laurea" (M.Sc.) degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Genoa, Italy, in 1996 with a thesis on image registration. As an exchange student she worked at the VSSP group at Surrey University, UK, developing algorithms for image-processing applications. She continued her studies receiving, in 1997, the professional master degree in Telematics and Multimedia Applications from COREP, Politecnico di Torino, Italy.
From 1997 to 2001 she worked as a researcher in the Internet Services Division of Telecom Italia Lab (formerly CSELT), Italy, the research branch of Telecom Italia, where she matured experience on Electronic Commerce and Network Security. In March 2005 she received the PhD degree from the International Graduate School of Information and Communication Technologies, University of Trento, working on image and video transmission over wireless networks.
In 2005 she joined CREATE-NET, working in the MISE group, now UBiNT area.
- 2004 Predoctoral Fellow at the IVPL Group, Northwestern University - Evanston, IL - USA
- 1997 to 2001, Telecom Italia Lab (TILab), Internet Services Division - Turin, Italy
- 2000-2001 Project Team member in the CEN-ISSS QoIS Workshop (Quality of Internet service - eEurope: faster Internet for researchers and students)
- 1996, Qualification to the Profession of Engineer
- 1995, Erasmus Student at VSSP Group (Visual and Speech Signal Processing Group), Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, University of Surrey - Guildford (Surrey), UK
- 1994, Summer Student at Microelectronics Group at CERN (European Organisation for Nuclear Research), Geneva, Switzerland
- 2005, PhD International Graduate School in Information and Communication Technologies (DIT, Università degli Studi di Trento)
- 1997, Master in Telematics and Multimedia Applications at COREP(Consorzio per l’Educazione Permanente) - Politecnico di Torino - Turin, Italy; Master Thesis: “Development and testing of an IP traffic generator with characteristics of high flexibility suited to emulate advanced traffic models”
- 1996, Laurea degree in Electronic Engineering Major in Telecommunications - (Università degli Studi di Genova, Facoltà di Ingegneria)- Genoa, Italy; Laurea thesis: “Registration methods for the identification of defects in images with deterministic patterns”.
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