Luciana Ferrer is a researcher at the Computer Science Institute, from the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET) and the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina. Prior to her current position, Luciana worked at the Speech Technology and Research Laboratory, SRI International, USA. Her current research interests include speaker and language identification, mental state detection, and pronunciation scoring for second language learning. Luciana received the B.S. degree from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2001, and her Ph.D. degree from Stanford University, USA, in 2009.