Jenny Benois-Pineau is a distinguished professor (classe exceptionnelle) of Computer science at the University Bordeaux 1 and chair of Video Analysis and Indexing research group in Image and Sound Department of LABRI UMR 58000 UniversitéBordeaux1/Bordeaux2/CNRS/ENSEIRB. She is also a deputy scientific director of theme B of French national research unity GDR CNRS ISIS, and director of Computer Science Department of the faculty of Mathematics and Computer science at the University Bordeaux 1. She obtained her PhD degree in Signals and Systems in Moscou and her Habilitation à Diriger la Recherche in Computer Science and Image Processing from University of Nantes France. Her topics of interest include image and video analysis and indexing, motion analysis and content description for content-based multimedia retrieval. She is the author and co-author of more than 130 papers in international journals, conference proceedings, book chapters. She has tutored an co-tutored 20 PhD students and 19 research masters. She is associated editor of EURASIP Signal Processing:Image Communication, Elsevier, Multimedia Tools and applications, Springer, TS Hermes-Lavoisier journals. She has served in numerous program committees in international conferences and workshops: ACM MM, CIVR, CBMI, AMR, IPTA, SAMT, ECMCS... She has served as expert for European Commission since FP4 and is a member of Technical Advisory group for Media programme EACEA DG Culture, CE. She is a member of Multimedia Commission of French Ministry of National Education and member of scientific board of International Center for Mathematical Modelling at the University of Växjo, Sweden. She has been coordinator or leading researcher in international research projects Platon, Balaton, IP XMedia, French representative in COST292 European action, national research projects ANR and numerous projects with French industrial companies. She gave invited lectures at the universities of Sussex (GB), UPC (Spain), UNAM (Mexico), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA), Brooklynn Polytechnic (USA), Firenze (Italy), Kuala Lumpur (Malasia), Veszprem (Hungary).