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of my homepage!
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esta página em português,
cette page en français.
I'm the equivalent of an Associate Professor in the Applied
Informatics Department of the Institute of Informatics
at the Federal University of Rio Grande do
Sul (UFRGS), Brazil.
In the year of 2008 I performed a post-doctoral
stage at the TELECOM & Management SudParis (former Institut National des Télécommunications - INT),
France. This was part of a fellowship project entitled AdContext, which is
sponsored by a
CAPES-COFECUB agreement. In this
sense, I acted as an invited researcher in the databases group of their
Computer Science Department.
I'm member of the
Information Systems Research Group
at UFRGS. I'm also member of the Association
for Computing Machinery (ACM),
IEEE Computer Society, and of the
Brazilian Computer Society (SBC).
My research activities are related to text mining
and information extraction, retrieval and recommendation (see my "research
interests" below). You can see a
list of my publications clicking here.
In 2004 I received a Doctor degree in Computer
Science at UFRGS. My project was about "cluster analysis" and I worked to
deal with textual
data. My advisor was José Palazzo Moreira de Oliveira.
have a master degree from the same university (UFRGS), obtained
in the year of 1999. The focus of my work was to study how to build and
use text mining techniques to give competitive advantage to enterprises (Competitive
Intelligence). My advisors were José Mauro Volkmer Castilho (in memoriam) and
José Palazzo Moreira de Oliveira.
My graduation was
finished in 1996 at Catholic University of Pelotas
(UCPEL), in a medium city in the south of Brazil. I focused my research in the Information
Retrieval field and was advised by Stanley Loh, my friend and research
I was born in the city of
Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
You can see some photos of mine (or taken by
- Recommender Systems and Social Networks;
- Web services (Recommender systems focused on WS
for discovery; Social Networks of WS);
- Text Mining, specially Document Clustering;
- Information Extraction, Filtering, Storage
Instituto de Informática da UFRGS
Av. Bento Gonçalves, 9500 - Campus do Vale - Bloco IV
Bairro Agronomia - Porto Alegre - RS - Brazil
CEP 91501-970 Caixa Postal: 15064
Building 43424 (67) - Room 233
Office Phone: +55 51 33 08 71 90
Fax.............: +55 51 33 08 73 08
e-mail.........: wives at inf . ufrgs . br
See the place
in the map, clicking here.