Graphics, Visualization and Interaction Lab
  Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
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Life thread:
Anderson was born in the city of Caxias do Sul, state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, in January 22nd, 1977. Besides Brazilian, he also has the Italian citizenship. In 1994, at age 17 he started his undergraduate studies in Computer Science at the University of Caxias do Sul. He spent half of his college period as an undergraduate research assistant working in the Asimov project, funded by CNPq. Graduated Bachelor in Computer Science in August 1998, he had a 10 months experience in the industry as a programmer and analyst, first at the N&L software house, and then at Javabr Ltd., a start-up he founded with university colleagues, than he left to focus on his master studies. The kernel of the company has grown and became JExperts.
His master studies in Computer Science, focused on Computer Graphics, were taken in the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, in Porto Alegre, the capital of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. During the master period, he worked in the Virtual Patients (VPat) research project, financed by CAPES and CNPq. He graduated a Master in Computer Science in August 2001.
He moved to Lausanne, Switzerland in September of the same year, where he started working as a PhD cantidate and research assistant with professor Daniel Thalmann in the LIG of EPFL, now VRlab. His activities were all around the project CO-ME (Computer-Aided and Image Guided Medical Inteventions) funded by the SNF. He defended his doctoral thesis in November of 2005 and and then spent 14 months as a postdoctoral research associate in the ACoR lab of RPI with professor Suvranu De. He is currently an associate professor with the Institute of Informatics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul.


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Last updated in Jul 30th, 2012.