Her doctoral thesis on "Local Greyvalue Invariants for Image Matching and Retrieval" received the best thesis award from INPG in 1996. She received the Habilitation degree in 2001 for her thesis entitled "From Image Matching to Learning Visual Models". Dr. Schmid was a post-doctoral research assistant in the Robotics Research Group of Oxford University in 1996--1997. Since 1997 she has held a permanent research position at INRIA Rhone-Alpes, where she is a research director and directs the INRIA team called LEAR for LEArning and Recognition in Vision. Dr. Schmid is the author of over eighty technical publications. She has been an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (2001--2005) and for the International Journal of Computer Vision (2004---), and she was program chair of the 2005 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition. In 2006, she was awarded the Longuet-Higgins prize for fundamental contributions in computer vision that have withstood the test of time. She is a senior member of IEEE.