Hayda Almeida is a PhD student in the Département d’informatique at UQAM, under the supervision of Dr. Abdoulaye Baniré Diallo, director of the Laboratoire Bioinformatique à l’UQAM, Dr. Adrian Tsang, director of the Centre for Structural and Functional Genomics at Concordia University, and Dr. Marie-Jean Meurs.
Her research interests lie in the fields of machine learning, information retrieval and extraction, bioinformatics, big data mining, natural language processing and understanding.
She obtained a MSc. in Computer Science after conducting research in supervised learning, text mining and data sampling methods applied to biomedical text classification.  
She also holds a BSc. in Computer Science, and a BSc. in Social Communication.