Rafael Odon de Alencar

Foto de Rafael Odon
. System Analyst - Federal Service of Data Processing (SERPRO)
. Assistant Professor - UNA
. Master in Computer Science - Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)

Contact Info

  • Email: odon.rafael [at] gmail.com

Social Connections

Who I am

Hey folks! You can call me just Odon. I'm from Brazil and I work as a system developer at the Federal Service of Data Processing (SERPRO) and also as an Assistant Professor at UNA University Center . I have a Masters degree on Computer Science from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), where I have integrated the Database Laboratory (LBD). There I have done some interesting research on Geographic Information Retrieval and Data & Knowledge Management. My Msc project was about reusing semantic knowledge from Wikipedia to create automatic techniques that can handle implicit information about places to improve Information Retrieval systems. I also have done some scientific iniation research on Knowledge Discovery in Databases and Ontologies as an undergraduate student at the Computational Intelligence Laboratory (LICAP) of the Pontifical University of Minas Gerais (PUC-Minas).

As a System Engineer I have accumulated some rich experience on web development, specially in Java. I'm a Oracle Certified Java Programmer and I have participated in the development of large systems using Spring, JSF, JPA, Webservices and other interesting topics. I also consider myself to be an expert on both Windows and Linux usage and configuration (even though I stay full-time on Linux).

Education

  • 2009~2011 - Msc Student on Computer Science at Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)
  • 2004~2008 - Bachelor's Degree on Computer Science at Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais (PUC-Minas)
  • 2001~2003 - Technnician in Information Technology at COTEMIG College & Faculty

Jobs

  • 2010~now - System Analyst at SERPRO (Federal Service of Data Processing).
  • 2010~2010 - System Engineer at Zunnit Technologies
  • 2009~2010 - Msc Scolarship from CAPES. Member of the Database Laboratory researching on Geographic Information Retrieval.
  • 2008~2009 - System Engineer at Linkcom IT Solutions. Web development in J2EE, Online Education multimedia development in AS3.
  • 2005~2008 - Scientific Initiation Scolarship from FAPEMIG. Member of the Computational Intelligence Laboratory researching on Knowledge Discovery in Databases.
  • 2003~2003 - IT Technician at Technotest (an inspection engineer consulting company).
  • 2002~now - Freelancer System Engineer (specially web development)

Scientific Publications

  • Sphere-M: an Ontology Capture Method
    ALENCAR, R. O., ZARATE, L. E., SONG, M. A. J.
    Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics. October, 2012, Seoul, Korea.
  • Evaluation of the quality of an online geocoding resource in the context of a large Brazilian city
    DAVIS JR, C. A.; ALENCAR, R. O.
    Transactions in GIS. Blackwell Publishing Ltd. Volume 15, Issue 6, pages 851–868, December 2011.
  • Evaluation of the quality of an online geocoding resource in the context of a large Brazilian city
    DAVIS JR, C. A.; ALENCAR, R. O.
    Transactions in GIS. Blackwell Publishing Ltd. Volume 15, Issue 6, pages 851–868, December 2011.
  • An ontological gazetteer and its application for place name disambiguation in text.
    MACHADO, I. M.; ALENCAR, R. O. ; CAMPOS JR, R. O. ; DAVIS JR, C. A.
    Journal of the Brazillian Computer Society. Volume 15, Issue 4, pages 267-279, 2011.
  • CiênciaBrasil - The Brazilian Portal of Science and Technology.
    Laender, A. H. F., Moro, M. M., Gonçalves, M. A., Davis Jr., C. A., Silva, A. S., Bigonha, C. A. S., Dalip, D. H., Barbosa, E. M., Cortez, E., Procópio Jr., P. S., Alencar, R. O., Cardoso, T. N. C., Salles, T.
    In Proceedings of the XXXVIII Seminário Integrado de Software e Hardware (SEMISH 2011). Natal, Brasil, 2011.
  • Building a Research Social Network from an Individual Perspective.
    Laender, A. H. F., Moro, M. M., Gonçalves, M. A., Davis Jr., C. A., Silva, A. S., Bigonha, C. A. S., Dalip, D. H., Barbosa, E. M., Cortez, E., Procópio Jr., P. S., Alencar, R. O., Cardoso, T. N. C., Salles, T.
    In Proceedings of the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL 2011). Otawwa, Canada, 2011.
  • Geotagging Aided by Topic Detection with Wikipedia
    ALENCAR, R. O. ; DAVIS JR, C. A.
    In Proceedings of the 14th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science. Utrecht, The Netherlands, 2011.
  • An Ontological Gazetteer for Geographic Information Retrieval.
    MACHADO, I. M. ; ALENCAR, R. O. ; CAMPOS JR, R. ; DAVIS JR, C. A.
    In Proceedings of the GeoINFO 2010. Campos do Jordão, Brazil, 2010.
  • Geographical Classification of Documents Using Evidence from Wikipedia.
    ALENCAR, R. O. ; DAVIS JR., C. A. ; GONÇALVES, M. A.
    In Proceedings of the 6th Workshop on Geographic Information Retrieval (GIR'10), 2010, Zurich.
  • Sphere-M: um método para o estudo ontológico de domínios aplicável à captura de ontologia e implementação de ferramenta. (In English: Sphere-M: a method to the ontological study of domains applicable to the ontology capture task, and the development of a tool. )
    ALENCAR, R. O. ; ZÁRATE, L. E.
    In Proceedings of the Seminário de Pesquisa em Ontologia, 2008, Niterói.
  • Sphere-T: uma ferramenta para orientar a tarefa de captura de ontologias por especialistas humanos. (In English: Sphere-T: a tool to guide the ontology capture task by human specialists.)
    ALENCAR, R. O. ; ZÁRATE, L. E.
    In Proceedings of the XIX Simpósio Brasileiro de Informática na Educação (SBIE), 2008, Fortaleza.
  • Proposal of a Method to Assist The Ontological Study of Domains.
    ALENCAR, R. O. ; ZÁRATE, L. E.
    In Proceedings of the XVIII Simpósio Brasileiro de Informática na Educação, 2007, São Paulo.
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