Dr. Arrate MUÑOZ-BARRUTIA (Senior Member IEEE) is the head of the Bioengineering and Aerospace Engineering Department at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), Spain. She is an Associate Professor (accredited as Full Professor) in Biomedical Engineering at UC3M and Senior Researcher of Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Gregorio Marañón, Madrid, Spain. She has received a PhD ès sciences from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) in 2002. For nearly a decade, she worked at the cancer division of the biomedical research center CIMA of the University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain. Her research activity is dedicated to biomedical imaging and biomedical image processing and was awarded with the Excellence prize for research from the UC3M social council in 2017. She was a visiting scientist fellowship in 2008, 2009 at the Bioimaging Center at California Institute of Technology (CALTECH), Pasadena, USA, and in 2015, at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA. Since 2002, she has taught several courses at a graduate and master level on image processing, medical instrumentation and electronics.
She is an elected member (Europe representative) of the Administrative Committee of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS). She is a representative of the Signal Processing society (SPS) in the Steering Committee of IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging (TMI( (2018-2019) and in the Steering Committee of IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging. Currently, she is an Associate Editor of IEEE TMI and BMC Bioinformatics. She was Associated Editor of IEEE SPL from 2012 to 2015 and the lead guest editor of the Special Issue of Quantitative Bioimaging of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine (2015) and guest editor of the Special Issue on Imaging-Based Diagnosis of COVID-19 of the IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging (2020). She was part of the organizing committee of the conference ISBI in 2012, 2016 (program chair), 2018 and 2020. Currently, she is a member of the Biomedical Imaging and Image Processing (BIIP) Technical Committee of the IEEE EMBS and was a member of the Bio-Signal and Image Processing Technical Committee of the IEEE SP Society (vice-chair 2015, chair 2016-17, past-chair 2018). She has extensive experience in the evaluation and review of national and European projects and was a nominated external member of the Evaluation Commission of INRIA in 2017.