Joana M. F. da Trindade
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I am a PhD student in EECS at MIT, working with Professor Sam Madden and Professor Julian Shun at MIT's Data Systems Group. My research interests revolve around performance aspects of data processing systems, primarily focusing on query optimization and performance techniques for large-scale graph data management. Before MIT I spent some time in industry as a software engineer (Bloomberg and Google), after completing an M.S. in CS from UIUC, and a B.S. in CS from UFRGS, in Brazil. So far during my PhD I have collaborated with folks at Microsoft Research New York, Microsoft Gray Systems Lab, and am currently collaborating with Intel's Optane Group with the goal of making better use of NVRAM for temporal graph data analytics. I'm also very fortunate to have been supported by an Alfred P. Sloan UCEM PhD Fellowship and a Microsoft Research PhD fellowship.
On the personal side, I’m originally from the south of Brazil, a big fan of horror comic books, indie films, and alternative R&B / funk / electronic music — in my first 2 years here I hosted a radio show every other week at MIT’s student radio. I also have a penchant for mechanical keyboards. Feel free to drop me a line if you’re a new graduate student at MIT and are considering joining our group!