Ruxandra Lupas Scheiterer, was born in Bucharest, Romania on March 13, 1962. She received the Vordiplom degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Munich, Germany in 1983, and the Ph. D. degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University in 1989. She received an IBM Graduate Fellowship in 1986. She was a research associate at DFVLR, Munich and is currently a member of the technical staff at Siemens, Munich, Germany.