Jussara M. Almeida holds a PhD and an MSc degrees in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA (2003 and 1999, respectively), as well as a Master and Bachelor degrees also in Computer Science by the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil (1997 and 1994, respectively). She is currently an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at UFMG as well as Affiliated Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (2011-2015). Her research is focused around understanding how users interact with different applications, characterizing and modeling the workload patterns that emerge from such interactions, and exploiting those patterns to enhance current applications and services on the Web. She is particularly interested in characterizing and modeling user behavior in online social networks, and social computing in general. Research Interests Workload characterization and modeling. Performance modeling and analysis. Social computing and recommendation systems.