I joined Drexel in 2001 as an Assistant Professor until 2007.
For about 17 months in 2007 to 2008, I was Director of Undergraduate programs at Drexel University, College of Information Science and Technology, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
Before joining Drexel (1999-2001), I did a Postdoc at the Naval Research Laboratory at the Navy Center for Applied Research in Artificial Intelligence, Washington, DC, USA.
My doctoral degree (1998) is from the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, department of Production Engineering in a “sandwich” program with the Department of Industrial & Management Systems Engineering at the University of South Florida.
I have a Master’s in Operations Research from the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, 1993, from the department of Production Engineering.
My Bachelor’s is in Business Administration from the School of Economics Sciences from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, in 1988.
My drive is to study the design of intelligent systems driven by real-world problems that can help make people happier by eliminating the need for repetitive and tedious work. I am mostly interested in dealing with information and knowledge originating from humans or text,
I have studied and applied a variety of intelligent methods and techniques, such as
case-based reasoning, information extraction, fuzzy sets, genetic algorithms, neural networks, ontologies, etc.
I am motivated by learning new fields as I collaborate with experts from multiple areas. Some areas I was fortunate to learn through collaboration are law, military, nutrition, medicine, finance, biology, psychology, etc.
In sum, most of my work fits the vast umbrella known as knowledge management, where some of the specific tasks I have focused on are knowledge sharing and leveraging.