Leandro Marinho is an assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science of the Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG), Brazil. He holds BSc (2002) and MSc (2005) degrees in computer science and electrical engineering resp. from UFCG, and a PhD (2010) in computer science from the University of Hildesheim, Germany. His research interests encompass Recommender Systems and Machine Learning (ML) in various domains, including the Web, social media, education, economy and smart cities. As a result of his work, he has published papers in several major academic venues such as KDD, ECML/PKDD, RecSys, Hypertext, ISMIR
and ISWC. He is a regular program committee member of several premier conferences in IR and ML, including SIGIR, WWW, WSDM, CIKM, ISMIR, RecSys and SDM. In addition, he co-organized the workshops on Social Personalization (co-located with Hypertext), Social Personalization & Search (co-located with SIGIR) and served as PC chair of the 3rd and 4th Symposium on Knowledge Discovery, Mining and Learning (KDMiLe).