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Vinicius Monteiro de Lira​

Vinicius Monteiro de Lira​

Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Science at ISTI-CNR


Vinicius Monteiro de Lira​, currently, is a Postdoctoral Researcher at HPC LAB / ISTI-CNR. He obtained his PhD in Computer Science in 2019, at the Federal University of Pernambuco in joint-supervision with the University of Pisa. At the Federal University of Pernambuco, he also obtained a master’s degree (in 2014) and a bachelor’s degree (in 2011) in Computer Science. His current research topics include applied machine learning and graph neural networks.  During his PhD, he investigated algorithms to improve ride-sharing systems’ effectiveness and proposed a Machine Learning-based approach to infer transport demands for major events using texts posted on social networks. He is also a former Marie Curie fellow (2013 and 2014) at the KDD Lab ISTI-CNR for the SEEK Project, where he carried out research activities related to the investigation of semantic regularity in the lifestyle of human mobility. He has also collaborated in several other European research projects involving different topics such as Machine Learning, Distributed Computing, and Cloud Computing. He worked as a visiting researcher intern in several international research institutions: KDD Lab (Italy), University of Glasgow (Scotland),  PUC-Rio (Brazil), Dalhousie University (Canada), and Insight Data Lab (Brazil).

Recent pubblications

Vinicius Monteiro de Lira, Craig Macdonald, Iadh Ounis, Raffaele Perego, Chiara Renso, Valéria Cesário Times:
Event attendance classification in social media. Inf. Process. Manag. 56(3): 687-703 (2019)
Vinicius Monteiro de Lira, Emanuele Carlini, Patrizio Dazzi:
POLAr: Geographic Placement Optimization for Latency Sensitive Applications. MDM 2019: 361-362
Vinicius Monteiro de Lira, Raffaele Perego, Chiara Renso, Salvatore Rinzivillo, Valéria Cesário Times:
Boosting Ride Sharing With Alternative Destinations. IEEE Trans. Intell. Transp. Syst. 19(7): 2290-2300 (2018)

Vinicius Monteiro de Lira, Craig Macdonald, Iadh Ounis, Raffaele Perego, Chiara Renso, Valéria Cesário Times:
Exploring Social Media for Event Attendance. ASONAM 2017: 447-450

Vinicius Monteiro de Lira, Chiara Renso, Raffaele Perego, Salvatore Rinzivillo, Valéria Cesário Times:

Searching and Ranking Activity-Based Carpooling Rides. SIGIR 2016: 1145-1148


He is currently involved in European and National Projects: