PhD (2016) and MSc (2012) in Computer Science by the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco/Centro de Informática (CIn / UFPE). He graduated in Biological Sciences (2009) from the Universidade de Pernambuco/Instituto de Ciências Biológicas (ICB / UPE) and started his career studying polymorphisms in genes associated with folic acid metabolism in patients with chronic hepatitis C and hepatic steatosis. For being specialized (during graduation) in infectious and parasitic diseases, he entered the master's program to perform research with knowledge representation (i.e., ontologies) and the processing health-related data. At that time, he worked at the Núcleo de Telessaúde (NUTES-HC-UFPE), developing research on knowledge representation, telehealth and standards for health information systems. In his Ph.D., he developed research related to the intelligent processing of biomedical databases, specifically automatic interpretation using a hybrid model based on ontologies and Knowledge Intensive Case-based Reasoning (KI-CBR). During his PhD, he performed sandwich internship (2014-2015) at the Medzinische Universität Graz (Institut für Medizinische Informatik, Statistik und Dokumentation), Austria. Currently, he works as an associate researcher and is responsible for the Monitoring and Evaluation team of the Telehealth Center (NUTES-HC-UFPE).
Research interest: Medical informatics, Biomedical databases, Knowledge representation, Ontologies, Ontology-based database content interpretation, Data analysis and Public health