Monday, August 22, 2011

The founders

Now we want to start a series of introductions of our members and their current work in progress.
In the first post of the blog we talked a little bit about our how the group emerged. But we didn't spent much time talking about our team back then. As the team emerged from previous work from Alexandre Gomes at that time we had the presence of his professors Ricardo Jacobi and Carla Castanho. The group also had the presence of Fabricio Buzeto, Estevão Passarinho, Pedro Berger and Humphrey Fonseca.
At present time only Buzeto, Jacobi and Castanho are members of the UnBiquitous but Gomes and Berger still act as consultants when needed.

For starts I'll present the founder members of the research group only and in later posts we'll dig deeper in their contribution to ubicomp.

Ricardo Pezzuol Jacobi

Ricardo Pezzuol Jacobi is an associate professor in the Computer Science Department, Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil. Jacobi has an MsC in electrical engineering from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, in 1986, Brazil, and a PhD in Applied Sciences from Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, in 1993. He is currently vice-director at the UnB Gama Faculty, a new technology campus created in 2008 at Gama, Brazil.  He published over 60 papers in refereed journals, conference proceedings and book chapters and has coordinated several projects in Microelectronics and Embedded Systems, including international cooperations.  His research interests include Embedded System Design, Bioinformatics, Digital TV, Reconfigurable Architectures and Ubiquitous Computing.

Carla Denise Castanho

Carla Denise Castanho is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at Universidade de Brasília, Brazil, since 2005. She received her M.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan, in 1998 and 2001, respectively. Her current research interests include Game Development, Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing.

Pedro de Azevedo Berger

Graduated in Eletrical Engineering at the Universidade Federal do Ceará at 1999, and M.E and Ph.D. at the Universidade de Brasília in 2002 and 2006. In the present moment is an associate professor at the Universidade de Brasilia conducting research in Digital Signal Processing, Data Compression, Digital Transmission, Embedded Systems and  both Hardware and Software Design.

Alexandre Rodrigues Gomes

Alexandre is one of the founders of Sea Tecnologia as main coach on several projects ranging from mobile software to intelligent hardware. With a Master Degree at the University of Brasilia as a result of the proposition of the UbiquitOS middleware.

Fabricio Nogueira Buzeto

Fabricio is the CIO of Intacto Software Engineering, responsible for coordinating efforts in software and people development. With a Master Degree at the University of Brasilia currently devoted to research in improvements in software engineering with its main focus on ubicomp and smart space systems. Currently is responsible for the uOS project and founder member of the UnBiquitous (Group of Study in Ubicomp of the UnB).

Estevão Lamartine Passarinho

Estevão is a Software Developer with expertise in web and mobile solutions. Graduated in the Universidade de Brasilia in Computer Science. His research contributed with a the plugin architecture for the communication layer of the uOS middleware. 

Humphrey Correa da Fonseca

Humphrey is an EAD analist and teacher at Centro Educacional Ceilância. Graduated  in the Universidade de Brasilia in 2007 focused his research on the use of ubiquitous services for classrooms and enhanced learning.