Maria-Alexandra Paun


Maria-Alexandra Paun (Senior Member, IEEE) received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. (Hons.) degrees in computer science and the Diploma degree in engineering from the Politehnica University of Bucharest, FILS, Romania, in 2008, and the Ph.D. degree in hall effect sensors, in June 2013. The Master Project was carried out at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL, Switzerland). From 2008 to 2009, she received the Postgraduate Marie Curie Research Fellowship from the University of Kent, Canterbury, U.K., where she worked in the field of OCT. From 2009 to 2013, she was an Assistant-Ph.D. student with EPFL. From 2013 to 2015, her was a Visiting Researcher with University of Cambridge, U.K., with two Postdoctoral Fellowships from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). She is currently a Scientific Researcher with EPFL Switzerland, where she works in the development of electronics for medical devices (MedTech). She has worked on various CTI (currently Innosuisse) funded research projects with industrial partners, in the fields of magnetic sensors and insulin injection pens, as well as being awarded by the Hasler Foundation two own grants to work on cochlear implants. She has published around 50 scientific articles and her h-index is 10. She is committed to volunteering work within the IEEE, as she is currently the Chair of the IEEE Switzerland Section, the Chair of IEEE Women in Engineering (WIE) Affinity Group in Switzerland, as well as a member in the IEEE R8 WIE Committee, a member in the IEEE R8 Humanitarian Activities Committee, and a member in the IEEE MGA Training Committee.