Erika received her PhD degree in Computer Science from University College Dublin in 2018. Erika’s academic journey has equipped her with a solid foundation in parallel and distributed systems in scalable graph processing and machine learning fields. Currently, the primary focus of her research is on developing a secure decentralised marketplace for data sharing. Before this post, her past research covered areas such as distributed recommender systems and scalable solutions for parallel graph processing tasks. These research experiences not only sharpened her analytical and problem-solving skills but also fostered her enthusiasm for exploring novel solutions to complex computational problems.