Laura Pollacci is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Laboratory (KDDLab), a joint research group of the Information Science and Technology Institute of the National Research Council (CNR) in Pisa and the University of Pisa.
Born in Viareggio (LU) in Italy on 28th April 1988, she studied arts and graphics at the Liceo Artistico Passaglia of Lucca in the Experimental and Visual Ambiental course. In 2015 and 2014, she graduated cum laude in Digital Humanities (MS and BS) at the University of Pisa. Both theses have been developed in the Computational Linguistics area at CoLingLab (Computational Linguistic Laboratory). She received a Ph.D. in Computer Science with a thesis on the conjunct usage of Big Data and Sentiment Analysis for the study of Human Migration in the same institution. Her research interests lie in the area of Social Network Analysis and Visual Analytics for Social Mining, Human Migration, and Sentiment Analysis.