Jessica is a first-year Ph.D. student at CMU in the Societal Computing program where she works with Lorrie Cranor and Alessandro Acquisti. Her research interest relates to understanding human behavior to model and develop better interaction models. In particular she is interested in research related to privacy.
She has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering and a M.Sc. in Computer Science with a focus in Human-Computer Interaction from the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil. Her Masters thesis was about understanding how to balance system autonomy and user control in privacy agents acting in the Internet of Things.
Previously, she interned at Deutsche Telekom Laboratories and DFKI in Berlin and was a Research Assistant at Advanced Interaction Laboratory (LIA, UFSCar, Brazil). She was awarded an ELAP scholarship and was a visiting international research student at Human Communications Technologia (HCT, UBC, Canada).
She enjoys traveling, reading, watching movies and cooking for others.