Gabriel Franco

Boston University Department of Computer Science


Center for Computing & Data Sciences

665 Commonwealth Ave

Boston, MA 02215

Hi! I am Gabriel, 3rd year Computer Science PhD student at Boston University under the guidance of Professor Mark Crovella. I earned a BSc and an MSc in Computer Science from Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brazil, where Professor Giovanni Comarela advised me.

My main research interest is machine learning, specifically in a weakly supervised learning problem called Learning from Label Proportions. Moreover, I have been working on auditing AI systems, especially LLMs. My other interests are fairness and recommender systems.

Before joining BU, I worked as a Data Scientist for Localiza and SEEK AIPS in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. During my time in the industry, I mostly worked on developing and deploying machine learning models and recommender systems, using technologies such as Golang, Python/ML libraries, ElasticSearch, and Redis. Also, I was responsible for optimizing some of our models to maintain their efficiency.


Oct 29, 2023 We released a new pre-print "Evaluating LLP Methods - Challenges and Approaches"
Aug 5, 2023 Our paper "Dependence and Model Selection in LLP - The Problem of Variants" has been accepted at KDD 23
Sep 1, 2021 I just started my PhD in Computer Science at Boston University, advised by Professor Mark Crovella.