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Larissa Spinelli
PhD Student

Larissa is a graduate student at Boston University in computer science, advised by Mark Crovella. In the last years, she has been working in Data Science investigating opinion dynamic in recommender systems and online ratings. During her academic journey, she has been exploring the broad areas of data science and computer networks, with a specific interest in data mining, opinion formation, recommender systems, big data, complex networks, and systems modeling and analysis. Larissa received her bachelor in computer science from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN - Brazil) in February 2009 and her masters in system engineering and computer science from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (COPPE/UFRJ - Brazil) in August 2011.


  • Data Science
  • Recommender System
  • Big Data
  • Opinion Formation
  • Complex Networks
  • Computer Networks
  • Network Modeling and Performance Evaluation


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