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I am a senior member of the technical staff at the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES). My duties include developing the local Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and other industries,  assessing their social and economic impacts and promoting digital transformation in Brazil. Recently, I was away from BNDES on a work assignment at the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE).

Academic Background

I have a PhD in Computer Science, obtained in 1999 from the Department of Computing at Imperial College, London; an MSc in Informatics, obtained in 1994 from the Department of Informatics at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro; and a BMath with a major in Informatics, obtained in 1992 from the Computer Science Department at the Federal University of Juiz de Fora. I was a scholarship holder of the Brazilian National Research Council (CNPq) in my postgraduate studies and later became a CNPq research fellow. I have been a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) since 2012 and a Distinguished Contributor of the IEEE Computer Society since 2022.

Research Interests

My research focuses on Software Engineering (SE), Distributed Systems (DS) and Public Policies for ICT Industry Development (Pol-ICT). Regarding SE and DS, I have studied development processes (from requirement elicitation and design to implementation methods, techniques and tools) and application areas (programming languages, database systems etc.). Concerning Pol-ICT, I have studied, developed and applied technology transfer, financing and digital transformation methods.

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