I'm a Professor in the Systems and Computing Department (DSC) at the Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG/Brazil). I'm a member of the Applied Intelligent Computing Lab (LACINA). I obtained my Ph.D. from the School of Computing at the University of Leeds (United Kingdom), and I hold M.Sc. and a B.Sc. degrees from the DSC/UFCG.
Among my attributions as a researcher, I've been supervising many Ph.D., M.Sc and undergraduate students; have leaded and participated in many research projects, including R&D projects in partnership with different tech companies. I'm a member of the Special Committee in Geoinformatics of the Brazilian Computing Society (SBC) and I've been serving as a reviewer for many different international journals (such as Knowldge-based Systems, International Journal of Uncertainty, Fuzziness and Knowledge-Based Systems, Trasactions in GIS, International Journal of Geographic Information Science) and for many different international conferences in Applied Computing and Artificial Intelligence.
My research interests include topics in artificial intelligence, data modelling, knowledge representation, information retrieval, text mining and natural language processing.