Department of Computer Science
2202 Kraft Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24060
Phone (540) 231-9195
I ,I have always been interested in science, design, art, and the changes they make in our society. Recently I have been giving attention to virtual and augmented reality research, but my experience includes computer graphics, robotics, 3d interaction, digital games and interactive art.
I've obtained my master's at the Department of Computer Science of UFMG under supervision of Prof. Dorgival Guedes. In my thesis I investigated an efficient way to render multiple points of view in a computer cluster. Since 2010 I am an Assistant Professor at the School of Fine Arts of UFMG, Brazil, where I have helped to develop the curriculum of the bachelor's degree in Animated Cinema and Digital Arts.
Most of the art installations I have contributed, were part of inaugural or permanent exhibitions in Brazil. Two have been shown abroad so far: the interactive installation "Palavrador Openbook 2.0" which was invited to the SIGGRAPH 2007 Art Gallery, and the installation "Better Hands" which was shown in the ArtScience museum of Singapore.
In 2006 I founded a game studio to develop games and other interactive applications in Brazil. I was instrumental in several areas but mostly writing research proposals to funding agencies, managing projects, doing strategic planning, and game design. We ran for almost 10 years, won several major R&D grants, and received an investment from a local venture capital fund.
Since 2008 I have been part of the Program Committee of the Brazilian Symposium on Computer Games and Digital Entertainment (SBGAMES). I have also helped bringing the VII edition to Belo Horizonte. In 2009 I have had the opportunity to represent the Brazilian developer community, as Vice President for Institutional Relations of the Brazilian Game Developer Association.
I am currently pursuing a PhD in Human Computer Interaction at Virginia Tech under supervision of Dr. Doug Bowman. My dissertation focuses on mobile AR interfaces. I intend to graduate in the summer of 2018.
I like to go camping, hiking or mountain biking and I like to build things. I do think computers are bikes for the mind .