Lisette Espín Noboa
researcher in Cologne, Germany
Currently, I am pursuing my doctoral studies at the Data Science Group at the Computational Social Science Department at GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, under the supervision of Claudia Wagner and Markus Strohmaier. My research focuses on analyzing attributed networks to understand and explain (i) human behavior and (ii) biases in network inference.
=================== Internships ====================
During the summers of 2017 and 2018, I joined the Intelligent Systems group at USC-ISI for a 3-month internship (each year) to study on the influence of sampling and network structure in relational classification. I work together with Kristina Lerman, Peter Fennell, and Xin-Zeng Wu (Misha).
In January 2017, I visited the BMIR research group at Stanford for 2 months to work on the analysis of user browsing behavior in biomedical ontologies in BioPortal. I worked together with Simon Walk and Mark Musen.
==================== Education ====================
In 2011, I moved to Germany to purse my Masters at the "Universität des Saarlandes" (UdS) where I specialized in Data mining and Information Retrieval. In 2013 I joined the "Max Planck Institute for Software Systems" (MPI-SWS) to work on my thesis under the supervision of Krishna Gummadi.
In 2010, I got my Bachelor's degree (Engineer in Computer Science) at "Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral" (ESPOL) where I basically balanced my studies in software/hardware and theoretical/practical Computer Science. During this time I learnt how to work under pressure and project deadlines. I also joined "Centro de Tecnologías de Información" (CTI) where I worked as a research assistant and collaborated in several projects such as SIDWeb (e-learning tool), Polimático (e-government kiosk) and miESPOL (social network platform/bachelor's thesis) supervised by Xavier Ochoa.
==================== Germany ====================
Living abroad helped me to understand and tolerate other cultures, preferences and religions. Moreover, I realized the importance of good quality public services offered to locals and foreigners something that is still missing in some developing countries.
================ Computer Science ================
I am from Ecuador and decided to get involved in Computer Science in High School where I coded my first program using Pascal.