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Since as long as I can remember I have enjoyed tinkering with things to figure out how they work. It was therefore fairly obvious that I would end up doing research in some science or engineering related program. During my BSc. at the University of Utrecht, I co-founded the Dutch Aibo Team, and worked on creating an intelligent football team that participated at the Robocup Soccer championship. That sparked my interest in Artificial Intelligence in general and Intelligent Agents in particular.

I am a Marie Sklodowski-Curie COFUND fellow at the IIIA-CSIC and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, working on the project "Socio-cognitive Simulation for Advancing Digital Education", which combines aspects of agent technology and learning analytics in technology-enhanced learning environments.

Until May2016, I was a research scientist at Samsung Research Institute in Campinas, Brazil. I am working on the Digital Education Solutions Team where I apply Artificial Intelligence techniques to improve digital education platforms.


In 2012 and 2013, after completing my PhD, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, working on inter-vehicular communication. In particular, on addressing the uncertainty and trust in the content of messages sent between vehicles.



Autonomous Agents and Mult-Agent Systems

Communication and coordination, AOSE


European Doctorate, cum laude, at IIIA-CSIC

Thesis title: Trust Alignment and Adaptation: : Two Approaches for Talking about Trust in Multi-Agent Systems

Advisors: Jordi Sabater-Mir and Marco Schorlemmer

Knowledge Representation and Reasoning

Argumentation, Belief Revision

Information Retrieval

Information Fusion, Dat Mining

Social Computing

Trust and reputation, context-aware computing


MSc. at Utrecht University

MSc. in Agent Technology, Computer Science

Thesis title: Supporting impromptu coordination using intelligent software and mobile devices.

Advisors: Frank Dignum and John-Jules Meyer, Utrecht University, and Liz Sonenberg, University of Melbourne

2000 - 2006

BSc. in Computer Science at Utrecht University

2000 - 2002

Propedeutic Course in Mathematics at Utrecht University

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