Mirella M. Moro is an associated professor at the Computer Science department at UFMG (Belo Horizonte, Brazil). She holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science (University of California Riverside - UCR, 2007), and MSc and BSc in Computer Science as well (UFRGS, Brazil, 2001, 1999). She is the Education Director of SBC (Brazilian Computer Society) and is the editor-in-chief of SBC Horizontes, which focuses on career in Computer Science. She is also a member of the ACM Education Board (previously on the Ed Council), ACM SIGMOD, ACM SIGCSE, ACM-W, IEEE, IEEE WIE, and MentorNet. Mirella has been working with research in Computer Science in the area of Databases since 1997. Her research interests include query optimization, stream processing, content-based dissemination systems, hybrid XML/relational modeling, and social networks.