Friday, 03 August 2018 back

Yllka Velaj receives the 2018 Women@McKinsey Dissertation Award

GSSI alumna Yllka Velaj has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 Women@McKinsey Dissertation Award which is given to a female researcher for a master or doctoral thesis on themes related to Advanced Data Analytics or Machine Learning.

Yllka receives the award for her PhD thesis "Information spreading with network augmentation" that she completed at the GSSI under the supervision of Pierluigi Crescenzi (University of Florence) and Gianlorenzo D'Angelo (GSSI). The award comes with a job offer by McKinsey & Company, and with financial support to attend the Open Data Science Conference 2018, which will be held in London in the period 19-22 September 2018.

Yllka is an Italian scientist of Albanian origin. She obtained her BSc in Computer Science and her MSc in Distributed Systems and Computer Networks from the University of L'Aquila. She was a PhD student in Computer Science in the joint PhD GSSI-IMT programme at the Gran Sasso Science Institute. After one year as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Chieti-Pescara, in May 2018 she joined the Networks & Optimization group at CWI in Amsterdam as a winner of the fellowship programme promoted by ERCIM - the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics.

Yllka's research interests include combinatorial algorithms, network analysis, algorithm engineering and recently also algorithmic game theory.


Yllka Velaj, alumna del GSSI, ha ottenuto il 2018 Women@McKinsey Dissertation Award, premio che viene assegnato a una ricercatrice per una tesi di laurea o di dottorato in materia di Analisi avanzata dei dati e Apprendimento automatico.

Yllka riceve il riconoscimento per la sua tesi di dottorato Information spreading with network augmentation, discussa al GSSI sotto la direzione di Pierluigi Crescenzi (Università di Firenze) e Gianlorenzo D’Angelo (GSSI).

Yllka, insieme all'altra vincitrice, Francesca Olivetta, si è aggiudicata, grazie al premio, la sponsorizzazione per partecipare alla Open Data Science Conference, che si terrà dal 19 al 22 settembre 2018 a Londra.

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