Marisa Vasconcelos is a computer scientist in the Social Data Analytics/Conversational Intelligence group at IBM Research Brazil. She holds Ph.D. in Computer Science by Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG). She received also an M.A. degree also in Computer Science from Boston University, US. She is a recipient of a Fulbright award for her M.A. studies and she is also a recipient of Google Women in Technology (Anita Borg) award. Her current research interest is in measuring conversational agents performance and assessing user perception from the interface perspective. Other interests are in algorithm bias, social data bias, user behavior analytics, social computing, computational social science, and prediction analysis.