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Current Ph.D. Students

  • Silvio Normey Gomez. Provisory title: Big Crunch: a Solution for Mining Big Data. Ph.D. degree expected for 2018;
  • Luis Otavio Colla Furquim. Provisory title: Applying Data Mining and Stochastic Modeling Techniques for Natural Language Processing. Ph.D. degree expected for 2018.
  • Former Ph.D. Students

  • Alan Ricardo dos Santos, A challenge based learning method: a case study on application development environments. Ph.D. degree received from PUCRS on August 8th 2016;
  • Joaquim Vinicius Carvalho Assunção, Fitting techniques to knowledge discovery through stochastic models. Ph.D. degree received from PUCRS on August 9th 2016;
  • Ricardo Melo Czekster. Numerical solution of Markovian descriptors restructuring tensor. Ph.D. degree received from PUCRS on March 29th 2010;
  • Thais Christina Webber dos Santos. Reducing the Impact of State Space Explosion in Stochastic Automata Networks. Ph.D. degree received from PUCRS on March 27th 2009.
  • Current M.Sc. Students

  • Antonio do Nascimento Leaes Neto (on M.Sc.) - in his last (second) year;
  • Carlos Alberto dos Santos (on M.Sc.) - in his last (second) year.
  • Former M.Sc. Students

  • Marcelo Vasconcellos Gomes, Performance evaluation of software development teams through probabilistic models. M.Sc. degree received from PUCRS on July 27th 2016;
  • Ildo Inês Robão Massitela, Applying SAN to evaluate software development teams using waterfall models. M.Sc. degree received from PUCRS on March 23rd 2016;
  • Pablo Frederico Oliveira Thiele, Stochastically efficient disambiguation of morfosyntatic tagging made with MT-MDD. M.Sc. degree received from PUCRS on March 24th 2015;
  • Silvio Normey Gomez, Stochastic Random Forests. M.Sc. degree received from PUCRS on August 30th 2012;
  • Alan Ricardo dos Santos, Stochastic modeling of global software development teams. M.Sc. degree received from PUCRS on August 27th 2012;
  • Rafael Tweedie Campos, A web server development framework to simulation and analysis tools. M.Sc. degree received from PUCRS on August 9th 2012;
  • Joaquim Vinicius C. Assunção, A process for data acquisition and mapping for Brazilian marginal sedimentary basins. M.Sc. degree received from PUCRS on March 27th 2012;
  • Paulo Guilherme Gil, An algorithm to automatically convert GTA SAN models into CTA SAN models. M.Sc. degree received from PUCRS on March 22nd 2012;
  • Luciana da Silveira Espindola, Proposal of a tensor representation for hidden Markov Models. M.Sc. degree received from PUCRS on March 17th 2011;
  • Alberto Sales e Silva, A visual simulation tool for stochastic automata networks using predecessors and successors states computation. M.Sc. degree received from PUCRS on March 21st 2011;
  • Dione Taschetto, Precision issues for stochastic model simulations. M.Sc. degree received from PUCRS on March 12th 2010;
  • Toni Amorim de Oliveira, Conversion method for UML activity diagram to stochastic automata networks and test case generation. M.Sc. degree received from PUCRS on March 27th 2010;
  • Rodrigo Fernando Shimazu, Modeling PLC-homepluging networks using stochastic automata networks. M.Sc. degree received from PUCRS on March 27th 2010;
  • Everton Ricardo do Nascimento, The use of stochastic automata networks in the analysis and evaluation of DSR protocol for wireless ad hoc networks. M.Sc. degree received from PUCRS on December 17th 2009;
  • Roger Goncalves Urdangarin, Investigating the use of extreme programming practices in global software development. M.Sc. degree received from PUCRS on February 28th 2008;
  • Felipe Maineri Franciosi, A parallel approach to Split algorithm. M.Sc. degree received from PUCRS on February 28th 2008;
  • Andre de Almeida Barros, Using stochastic automata networks in unified process to generate software test cases. M.Sc. degree received from PUCRS on March 20th 2007;
  • Ana Paula Salengue Scolari, Using multi-valued decision diagrams to reachable state space representation in stochastic automata networks. M.Sc. degree received from PUCRS on March 31st 2006;
  • Ricardo de Gasperi Presotto, Optimizing the vector descriptor product through the Slice algorithm. M.Sc. degree received from PUCRS on February, 23rd 2006;
  • Felipe Barp Neuwald, Techniques to generate stochastic automata networks models based on UML software specifications. M.Sc. degree received from PUCRS on March 28th 2005;
  • Cristano Bertolini, Analysis of statistically relevant test cases through formal program descriptions. M.Sc. degree received from PUCRS on January, 1st 2005;
  • Thais Christina Webber dos Santos, Numerical issues to optimize vector-descriptor product. M.Sc. degree received from PUCRS on December, 22nd 2003;
  • Afonso Henrique Correa de Sales, Structured formalisms to model complex Markovian systems. M.Sc. degree received from PUCRS on December 22nd 2003;
  • Leonardo Brenner, Aggregation in stochastic automata networks. M.Sc. degree received from PUCRS on August 27th 2003;
  • Andre Gobbi Farina, Applying stochastic automata networks in statistical software testing. M.Sc. degree received from PUCRS on December 18th 2002;
  • Marta Rosecler Bez, An alternative to distributive property of the classical tensor product of matrices over the generalized tensor product. M.Sc. degree received from PUCRS on September 21st 2001;
  • Caio Graco Prates Alegretti, Converting queueing network models to stochastic automata networks. M.Sc. degree received from PUCRS on February 23rd 2001.




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    but unfortunately it kills all its pupils."
    Louis Hector Berlioz.