I am a professor in the Computer and Systems Department of the Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP). I received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). In my Ph.D., I worked on leveraging online social networks data to infer demographics. The developed technique was applied to create four main systems: Media Bias Monitor
, Brazilian Politicians Audience
, Brazilian Media Sources Audience
and a system that analyzed the demographics of the ads published by before and during the US presidential election in 2016 by Russian Intelligence Research Agency (link
). I held a research intern position at MPI-SWS (Max Planck Institute for Software Systems) in Saarbrücken/Germany during my Ph.D.. I worked as Research and Developer at Samsung and COSS Consulting from 2009 to 2011. During my MSc at Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), I studied privacy in Location Based Services.
I received a bachelor degree in Computer Science from Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP), in 2006.
Interests: Data Science; Social Computing; Mobile Computing; Computer Networks.
Last updated: April 15, 2019