Daphna Weinshall received the BSc degree in mathematics and computer science from Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv Israel, in 1982. She received the MSc and PhD degrees in mathematics and statistics from Tel-Aviv University in 1985 and 1986, respectively, working on models of evolution and population genetics. Between 1987 and 1992, she visited the center for biological information processing at MIT and the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. In 1993, she joined the Institute of Computer Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she is now a full professor. Her research interests include computer and biological vision, as well as machine and human learning. Her recent interests include the learning of distance functions, object class recognition, cognitive passwords, and Virtual Reality in schizophrenia research.