Sîrbu Alina

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Alina is Associate Professor of Computer Science at University of Pisa, and member of the Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining laboratory. Her research interests are Complex Systems Modelling, Data Science and Machine Learning, applied to a variety of systems ranging from technical (HPC systems, data centres), social (opinion dynamics, social choice theory, behaviour change) to biological (gene regulatory networks). Her work has appeared in BMC Bioinformatics, PLOS One, Journal of Statistical Physics, Nature Methods, Cluster Computing, Quality and Quantity, Advances in Complex Systems and other international journals and conferences. She was previously Research Assistant at Bologna University, Italy, and Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute for Scientific Interchange in Turin. In 2014 se was Visiting Assistant Professor at New York University, Shanghai. She holds a PhD in Computational Biology from Dublin City University, Ireland and a BSc in Computer Science from AI Cuza. University in Iasi, Romania. She was recipient of the Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology EMBARK scholarship award in 2008.
Machine learning applications
Data-driven management of large computational systems
Opinion dynamics
Social choice theory
Participation and behaviour change
Gene regulatory network inference
2008 Irish Research Council EMBARK postgraduate scholarship award
2014-2016 Research assistant at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Bologna, Italy
2014 Visiting Assistant Professor, New York University Shanghai, China
2011-2016 Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute for Scientific Interchange, Turin, Italy
2014 Program committee member, CompleNet, Bologna, Italy
2014 Program committee member, Computational Modelling and Bioinformatics in Epigenetics, BIBM, Belfast, UK
2011 PhD in Computer Science (Computational Biology), Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland.
2008 BsC in Computer Science at A.I.Cuza University, Iasi, Romania.
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science, University of Pisa (DI-UNIPI)
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+39 0502212745
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At the "Measuring Migrations" workshop, a side event of the NTTS2017 conference, Fosca Giannotti, Dino Pedreschi and Alina Sirbu have contributed with a talk titled "Exploring human mobility and migration