CV


Experience

Postdoctoral Fellowship2015–2016

Aviz Team — Centre de Recherche Inria Saclay, France

Project: CorTextViz

Interactive visualization of medium-scale multi-level networks, supporting data storytelling on wall displays. In collaboration with project-team Ilda (Inria Saclay) and LISIS (INRA Versailles-Grignon). Funded by INRA.

Participants:

  • Jean-Daniel Fekete (Aviz), Emmanuel Pietriga, Anastasia Bezerianos (Ilda)
  • Jean-Philippe Cointet, Guy Riba (INRA)

Developer; Co-founder2009–…

Visualitica — Porto Alegre, Brazil

Software development company specialized in visualization and computer graphics. Past projects include: Conector (private online visual social network), Numeropolis (urban planning software), TraderOne (technical analysis software for stock market trading).

Translator2013–…

TextMaster, MyTranslation, Gengo, Translated.net (online translation agencies)

Mostly Portuguese to English and French to English translation.

Stockbroker; Co-founder2009–2014

Dolphin Invest — Porto Alegre, Brazil

Investment advisory firm. Worked in partnership with Geral Investimentos, a traditional Brazilian brokerage firm.


Education

PhD in Computer Science2009–2015

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) — Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • Thesis title: Supporting the design of custom static node-link graph visualizations
  • Advisor: Carla Maria Dal Sasso Freitas
  • Co-advisor: Jean-Daniel Fekete

Visiting Student2012–2013

Aviz Team — Centre de Recherche Inria Saclay, France

MSc in Computer Science2006–2008

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) — Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • Dissertation title: MagnetViz: design and evaluation of a physiscs-based interaction technique for graph visualization
  • Advisor: Carla Maria Dal Sasso Freitas

BSc in Computer Science2001–2005

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) — Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • Dissertation title: Visualizing stock market information
  • Advisor: Carla Maria Dal Sasso Freitas


Students Advised

Lucas Nowaczyk Seadi2011

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) — Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • Level: BSc
  • Dissertation title: Using multiple views in a tool for graph visualization
  • Notes: In Portuguese. Co-advised with Carla Maria Dal Sasso Freitas


Certifications and Professional Development

Microsoft Professional Program Certificate in Data Science2016–(present)

Microsoft, ColumbiaX (Columbia University), edX — online

Journalism Specialization2016–2017

Michigan State University, Coursera — online

5-course specialization. See certificates.

Graphic Design Specialization2016–(present)

California Institute of the Arts, Coursera — online

Data Journalism2016

Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji)

Online course on data journalism.

MOOCs on Politics2013–(present)

Topics include: Political Science, International Relations, Public Policy, and Law

Autonomous Investment Agent2005

Securities and Exchange Comission (Brazil)

License to work as a stockbroker in the Brazilian market.

Advanced 3D Studio Max2003

Alfamídia — Porto Alegre, Brazil

60-hour course on modeling and animation using Autodesk 3D Studio Max.


Languages

  • English: Native or bilingual proficiency.
  • Portuguese: Native or bilingual proficiency.
  • French: Full professional proficiency.
  • German: Full professional proficiency.
  • Italian: Professional working proficiency.
  • Spanish: Professional working proficiency.
  • Greek: Limited working proficiency.