Maria da Loura Casimiro is a Software Engineering PhD student at the Distributed Systems Group of INESC-ID, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon and at the Institute for Software Research, Carnegie Mellon University. She received her BSc. (2016) and MSc. (2018) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico, having a major in Computers and a minor in Systems, Decision and Control. Her research interests include cloud optimization, machine learning, self-adaptation of systems and planning.