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Academic Degrees

  • Ph. D. in Computer Science, Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, INPG from 1993 to 1998
    - advisor: Dr. Brigitte Plateau, co-advisor: Dr. William J. Stewart, degree received in February 23rd, 1998, scholarship by CAPES
  • M. Sc. in Computer Science, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, UFRGS from 1987 to 1990
    - advisor: Dr. Philippe Navaux, co-advisor: Dr. Maurizio Tazza, degree received in November 30th, 1990, scholarship by CNPq
  • B. Sc. in Computer Science, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, UFRGS from 1983 to 1987
    - advisor: Dr. Maurizio Tazza, co-advisor: Dr. Philippe Navaux, degree received in July 14th, 1987
  • Current Positions

  • Full Professor at Computer Science Department of PUCRS, Brazil since 2004
  • Researcher at CNPq - level 2 (grant of brazilian ministry of science and technology) since 1998
  • Past Positions

  • Visiting Professor of IT Division of University of South Florida (2013)
  • Member of the Advisory Board for Computer Science at the CAPES (sector of the brazilian ministry of education responsible to evaluate brazilian graduate schools) (2002-2004 and 2008-2013)
  • Head of Computer Science Graduate School at PUCRS (2001-2004 and 2012-2013)
  • Secretary of International Affairs of PUCRS, Brazil (2011-2012)
  • Invited Researcher at the Laboratory of Fondations of Computer Science - University of Edinburgh (2007-2008) (scholarship by CAPES)
  • Member of the Steering Committee of IEEE ICGSE (2005-2008)
  • Vice-Director of the Computer Science Department at PUCRS (2005-2006)
  • Assistant Professor at Computer Science Department of PUCRS, Brazil (1998-2003)
  • Head of the Council of the Brazilian Graduate Schools of Computer Science (2001-2002)
  • General Chair of IEEE ICGSE 2006
  • Lecturer at Computer Science Department of PUCRS, Brazil (1988-1998)
  • Selected Previous Lecturing Experience

  • Performance Evaluation (simulation, queueing networks, Markov chains)
  • Algorithms and Data Structures (construction, complexity)
  • Numerical Methods (solution of linear systems, precision issues)
  • Software Engineering (software testing, software metrics and modeling)
  • Computer Theory (regular grammars, finite automata, Turing machines)
  • Spoken Languages

  • Portuguese (native tongue)
  • French (spoken and written - More than six years living in France)
  • English (spoken and written - A vast number of professional interactions, six months residence in Scotland and one year as visiting professor in the USA)
  • Italian (spoken and written – Current residency (since May 2017), professional contacts and family origin.
  • Spanish (spoken and written - A reasonable number of social contacts and temporary stayings in Uruguai, Argentina, Peru and Spain)
  • Personal Data

  • Brazilian Citzen, Married, born in November 21st, 1964 at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, three children
  • See also my latest publications, or visit my pages from Google Scholar, Research Gate and DBLP.
    My former and current research projects and some practical results are available here.
    My research interests with some explanations are available here.
    A Full version of my CV is available in