Agma Juci Machado Traina received a B.Sc. degree in Computer Science (1983) from the University of Sao Paulo, BRAZIL, M.Sc. degrees from the ICMSC, University of Sao Paulo, BRAZIL (1987) and a Ph.D. degree in Computational Physics from the IFSC, University of Sao Paulo, BRAZIL. She is currently a professor at Computer Science and Statistics Department , University of Sao Paulo at Sao Carlos, Brazil. Her current research interests include image processing, query by content in medical image databases, image databases, indexing techniques, and human-computer interaction. She was a visiting researcher at Carnegie Mellon University during 1998-1999.