Laís M. A. Rocha

Developer and Musician


Originally from Belo Horizonte-MG (Brazil). 26 years old.

I am MSc Student in Computer Science at Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), one of the most prestigious programs in Latin America, since August 2016 and I obtained my Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems at the same university in July 2016. My research focuses on Data Quality and Information Retrieval.
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MSc Student at Federal University of Minas Gerais.

Aug 2016 - Present

Advisor: Professor Mirella M. Moro

New York University

Jan 2018 - Apr 2018

    Researcher Intern
  • Urban data analysis through numerous spatio-temporal data sets covering diverse aspects of a city advised by Professor Juliana Freire.

Federal University of Minas Gerais

Feb. 2015 - July 2016

    Undergraduate Research Assistant
  • Investigation of the state-of-the-art of academic social networks and Web Information retrieval and implementation of Social Network metrics.

CRIASOL - Soluções em Desenvolvimento WEB

Jul. 2014 - Dez. 2014

  • Requirements analyst/Software Engineering
  • Survey and requirements analysis of an E-Commerce project, making diagrams (use cases, test cases, stories, data flow, site map) by using of agile methodologies and MVC design pattern (Model-View-Controller).

City Hall of Belo Horizonte

Sept. 2012 - Jul. 2014

    Public official
  • Administrative assistant
  • Service to the public and bureaucratic and administrative services related to Public Health.


  • C/C++
  • Python
  • R
  • SQL

Publications and Awards

Conferences and Workshops

  • Análise da Contribuição de Código entre Repositórios do GitHub.
    Lais M. A. Rocha, Thiago H., Mirella M. Moro. SBBD 2016
  • Research Contribution as a Measure of Influence.
    Lais M. A. Rocha and Mirella M. Moro. In:the 2016 International Conference, 2016, San Francisco. Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Management of Data - SIGMOD '16, 2016. p. 2259.
  • Contribuição de Pesquisa entre Comunidades como um Indicador de Influência.
    Thiago H. P. Silva, Lais M. A. Rocha, Ana Paula C. Silva, Mirella M. Moro. SBBD 2015

  • Journals
  • 3c-index: Research Contribution across Communities as an Influence Indicator
    Thiago H. P. Silva, Lais M. A. Rocha, Ana Paula C. Silva, Mirella M. Moro. JIDM, 2015

  • Awards
  • Selected for ACM Student Research Competition, Undergrad category, GHC 2016.
  • Selected for SIGMOD 2016 Undergraduate Research Competition, SIGMOD 2016, San Francisco - CA.
  • Selected for ACM Student Research Competition, Undergrad category, GHC 2015.