Jussara M. Almeida

Associate Professor
Computer Science Department
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Av. Antônio Carlos, 6627


Short Bio

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

Graduate Students

I am glad to work with a very talented group of graduate students on various exciting topics including modeling and prediction of various types of online content popularity, characterization and modeling of cloud storage systems, design of novel recommendation systems taking relevance, novelty and diversity aspects into account, urban mobility modeling, and modeling community dynamics. They are: If you are a graduate or undergraduate student, searching for academic orientation on some of the topics I am interested in, let's talk!

Teaching (2014/2)

Recent Activities

TPC Chair:

SBRC 2015, LA-WEB 2014, SBAC-PAD 2014 (track chair: Networks and Distributed Systems).

TPC Member:

WWW 2015 (Crowdsourcing Systems and Social Media, Poster, and Demo tracks), ICWSM 2015, HotWeb2015, MASCOTS 2015, RECSYS 2015 , ASONAM 2015 .

ACM RECSYS 2014 , MASCOTS 2014 , WSDM 2014 , LANC 2014, NCA 2014, ICDCS 2014 , ICC 2014

COSN 2013 , MASCOTS 2013, PSOSM 2013, ICC 2013, SIGMETRICS/Performance 2012

Associate Editor:

Annals of the Brazilian Academy of Science,

ISRN Communications and Networking


ACM Performance Evaluation Review, Transactions on the Web, Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications

IEEE Internet Computing, Transactions on Multimedia, Communications Magazine, Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Transactions on Human-Machine Systems

Elsevier Computer Networks, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, AdHoc Networks

Springer Multimedia Systems, Computing, Cluster Computing,

Other Links

Selected publications: check out my DBLP or my Google Scholar

Curriculum Vitae: check out my CV Lattes (in portuguese)