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Joana M.F. da Trindade

Joan M.F. da Trindade is a Ph.D. student in EECS at MIT, working with Professor Sam Madden and Professor Julian Shun.  Her 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 she spent some time in industry as a software engineer, after completing an M.S. in CS from UIUC and a B.S. in CS from UFRGS, in Brazil.  She feels very fortunate to be supported by an Alfred P. Sloan UCEM PhD Fellowship, and a Microsoft Research PhD fellowship.


Joana is originally from the south of Brazil, and is big fan of horror comic books, indie films, and alternative R&B / funk / electronic music -- in her first two years at MIT, she hosted a radio show every other week at MIT’s student radio.  She also has a penchant for mechanical keyboards. Feel free to drop her a line if you’re a new graduate student at MIT and are considering joining our group!