I am a PhD Student at Computer Science Department of Sapienza University of Rome, working under supervision of Prof. Alessandro Panconesi.
From February to August 2017, I was a visiting research scholar at Brown Univeristy hosted by Prof. Eli Upfal.
My main research interests include Data Mining, Recommender Systems, Machine Learning, Social Networks, Computational psychology.

Address: Viale Regina Elena 295B, Palazzina G, Stanza G49, Roma, Italia


PhD Student
Computer Science Department, Sapienza University of Rome
Advisor: Prof. Alessandro Panconesi
From: November 2014 - present

Visiting Research Scholar
Computer Science Department, Brown University, hosted by Prof. Eli Upfal.
From: Febrary 2017 - August 2017

Master of Science in Computer Engineering
Computer Engineering Department, Epoka University, Albania
Graduated: June 2014


  • L. De Stefani, E. Terolli, E. Upfal. Tiered Sampling: An Efficient Method for Approximate Counting Sparse Motifs in Massive Graph Streams. In IEEE Big Data ’17: IEEE Conference in Big Data [pdf].
  • F. Chierichetti, R. Kumar, A. Panconesi, and E. Terolli. The Distortion of Locality Sensitive Hashing. In ITCS ’17: Innovations in Theoretical Computer Science [pdf].
  • M. Bressan, S. Leucci, A. Panconesi, P. Raghavan, and E. Terolli. The Limits of Popularity-Based Recommendations, and the Role of Social Ties . In KDD ’16: ACM SIGKDD Conferenceon Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining.[pdf]
  • A. Topal, O. Altun, and E. Terolli. Dynamic Virtual Bats Algorithms (DVBA) for Minimization of Supply Chain Cost with Embedded Risk. In EMS ’14: European Modelling Symposium,October 2014.
  • E. Terolli and I. Hakrama. Modeling a Career Office System with UML. In ISCIM ’13: International Symposium on Computing in Informatics and Mathematics.


  • Songs of the Future Web Platform
    Development of SOFT ( web platform, which serves as an experimental framework for studying different ways in which the recommendation systems affect the process of decision making of a user while purchasing online. Implementation of different recommendation systems algorithms like: Non-Personalized and Collaborative Filtering.
    ** Participation of 2700 people from 26 countries
  • Career Office Information System
    Career Office Information System was the end result of the bachelor studies, which aimed at providing the medium building which would bring university, student and business altogether by simplifying the process of students transition from university to labor market and enables businesses to hire the best candidates.


  • January 2017: won 'Mobility Grant for PhD Student' to visit Brown University for 6 months in Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
  • January 2017: participated in ITCS 2017 conference in Berkeley, USA.
  • October 2016: participated in Grace Hopper - Women in Computing conference in Houston, USA.
  • August 2016: participated in KDD 2016 conference in San Francisco, USA.
  • June 2016: won Grace Hopper Conference Scholarship
  • June 2016: participated in SINS 2016 workshop in Venice, Italy.
  • May 2016: participated in Google IO conference in Mountain View, USA.
  • June 2015: visited Google offices London, UK.
  • May 2015: won Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship
  • May 2015: participated in WWW 2015 conference in Florence, Italy.


  • I am co founder of me.code() program.
    Me.Code() program was born as part of the Google Anita Borg Scholarship outreach for 2015 for the scholars in Albania, Bulgaria, Italy, Spain and Sweden. Our goal is to help high school students discover computer science through an AppInventor tutorial. Onsite workshops will take place in Albania, Bulgaria and Spain and the tutorial can also be followed online in 6 different languages.
  • Main Organizer of Anita Borg Birthday Celebration in Albania 2016
    Anita Borg Birthday Celebration in Albania was a unique event organized for the first time in Tirana, Albania which lasted for an entire week. The events’ primary goal was the motivation and encouragement of girls in Computer Science or any related field to define high goals in life and to never give up pursuing their dreams. The event was devised in two parts. The first part consisted in a series of Android App development workshops which had as main target the high school female students. The goal here was to introduce them to the beauties and possibilities offered in computer science in a practical approach: by teaching them how to build their first Android App in an easy and interactive way. The Android App development workshops were held throughout 3 days in 3 high schools of Albania. A total number of 158 participants (124 females and 34 males) learned how to build their first Android App using the MIT App Inventor.
    The second part of Anita Borg Birthday Celebration in Albania was a seminar for all girls studying in Computer Science or any related technical field. A total of 79 people, from whom 75 females and 4 males, were present and participated in it.The seminar remained faithful to the events’ primary goal; that is motivation and encouragement of girls to take action and pursue their dreams and consisted of various talks from invited guests, Minister of Innovation Mrs. Milena Harito and Google SE Mrs. Vedrana Jankovic, information about opportunities provided worldwide in the form of scholarships, internships, conferences, seminars or summer schools from universities and giants of technology.