Mylene C.Q. Farias received her B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil, in 1995 and her M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil, in 1998. She received her Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), USA, in 2004 for work in no-reference video quality metrics. Dr. Farias has worked as a research engineer at CPqD (Brazil) in video quality assessment and validation of video quality metrics. She has also worked as an intern for Philips Research Laboratories (The Netherlands) in video quality assessment of sharpness algorithms and for Intel Corporation (Phoenix, USA) developing no-reference video quality metrics. Currently, she is an Assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Brasilia (UnB), where she is a member of the Graduate Program in Informatics and of the Graduate Program on Electronic Systems and Automation Engineering (PGEA). Dr. Farias is a researcher of the GPDS and her current interests include video quality metrics, video processing, multimedia signal processing, watermarking, and visual attention. Dr. Farias is a member of IEEE and the IEEE Signal Processing Society.