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Rita Berardi

I am a PhD student at PUC-Rio (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro), Brazil.

In 2013 I was a visiting phd student at West group since my research interests include Semantic Web, Databases and Provenance. My thesis is about a process for publishing relational databases as RDF datasets - this process supports the record of how this transformation was done (it is called Design Rationale).

The group is very strong in many aspects and quite open for foreigners. I really felt part of the group during this short period there. Especially, Professor Staab and Matthias Thimm kindly received me and colaborated a lot with the improving of my academic experience and also with my personal growing.

I intend to continue my academic career combining research and trips because these both are my passion.