Gustavo Valdez

Who Am I?

I am a recent graduate in Computer Science looking for my place in the job market. Always had a good technical background, but today I seek more than that.


I attended elementary and secondary schools at the Military School of Porto Alegre (CMPA), a school that values excellence and competitiveness, values that ended up being part of myself.
Then, I entered UFRGS' Institute of Informatics, at first place in the admission exam, and there I learned the scientific and technical bases of my area. I also worked at a Natural Language Processing laboratory there, advised by Professor Aline Villavicencio for about 3 years, working at multi-disciplinary projects in conjunction with the Linguistics and Psychology departments.
For a year and a half, I lived in Berlin, Germany, where I studied Informatik at TU-Berlin (Berlin Institute of Technology) and worked at T-Labs (Telekom Innovation Laboratories) .
My experience in Germany was a sobering experience, helping me notice and improve on certain failures, such as my arrogance. Upon returning, I completed my undergraduate course with "Láurea Acadêmica" (UFRGS' equivalent to Magna Cum Laude). In the last months, I've been working on some personal projects.

Curriculum Vitae

PDF (Professional)
Lattes (Academic)


Language Read Write Speak
Portuguese Native Native Native
English Very Good Good Good
Spanish Good Good Good
German Intermediate Intermediate Intermediate

Other Info

A complete list of courses I've taken and their grades can be seen at Qualifications.

Contact Information and Social Network links can be found at Contact.