Anikó Costa born in Budapest, Hungary. She received her engineering degree in Electrical Engineering from Czech Technical University in Prague in 1992 and her MsC degree in Informatics and PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering with specialization in Digital Systems from FCT-UNL in 2003 and 2010, respectively. She is an assistant professor with the Electrical Engineering Department, Faculty of Science and Technology of Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT-UNL). Her research interests include model based development using Petri-nets and other formalisms to apply in the co-design of embedded systems and Cyber-Physical Systems using reconfigurable computational platforms (FPGAs).