Vitória (until 2004)
I grew up in the city of Vitória, state of Espírito Santo, Brazil. When I was 15 years old, I moved to Vila Velha. My passion for education and technology started in high school when I first exchanged knowledge by teaching physics to some of my classmates.
I studied Computer Science at the State University of Maringá in Maringá, state of Paraná. My admiration for the academic environment motivated me to start a Master's at the same university and department. During this period, I worked at the intersection between human-computer interaction and information retrieval, and started my career as a higher education professor. In Maringá, I cultivated many friends playing Choro music.
Campo mourão (2012-2017)
In Campo Mourão, Paraná, I worked as a higher education professor at the undergraduate level. I taught different courses in computer science, supervised students in research and extension projects, and engaged in academic administration. I also kept playing (and even composing) Choro and cultivating friendships during this period.
I pursued my Ph.D. in Computer Science at Queen's University in Kingston, province of Ontario, Canada. My Ph.D. work focused mainly on empirical software engineering and mining software repositories to support packaging management. After graduating, I had the opportunity to initiate a new career phase by doing industry research.