Vanessa Brischi Olivatto was born in Monte Mor, Brazil. She concluded her Bachelor Program in Electrical Engineering in 2014 and her Master Program in Telecommunications in 2016. She received both degrees at University of Campinas, Brazil. Her master’s thesis is entitled “Analysis of LDPC decoders for DVB-S2 using LLR approximations”.
In September 2016, Vanessa joined the Institute of Telecommunications as a Ph.D. student sponsored by a mobility programme from Erasmus Mundus. She has worked under the supervision of Prof. Norbert Görtz from Technical University of Vienna and Prof. Romis Attux from University of Campinas towards her Ph.D. topic on Dictionary Learning and Sparse Coding for Graph Signals.