Anna is a Full Professor at the Escola Politécnica of the Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Brazil, where she also achieved her Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering. Before becoming a full professor, she was a research scientist at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, working on computer vision and intelligent mobile robots with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Rembold at the Institut für Prozessrechentechnik und Robotik (IPR), and at the Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI), working on machine learning and computer vision. She was a guest researcher at Carnegie Mellon University, where she worked with Manuela Veloso in planning, execution, and learning for multi-robot applications. Today she is the head of the Computer Engineering Department and the Intelligent Techniques Research Laboratory at USP. Her research contributions are mainly in the field of Machine Learning, more specifically in Reinforcement Learning, Autonomous Agents, and Transfer Learning.