Academic Positions

  • Present 2017

    Professor (Professor Adjunto)

    Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Department of Informatics

  • 2017 2015

    Professor (Professor Adjunto)

    Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Computing Institute

  • 2015 2012

    Professor (Professor Adjunto)

    Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Computer Science Department

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. 2011

    D.Sc. in Software Engineering, COPPE/UFRJ

    Grade Point Average (GPA): 10/10 (Grade A in all disciplines).

    Advisor: Guilherme Travassos

  • M.Sc.2004

    M.Sc. in Software Engineering, COPPE/UFRJ

    Grade Point Average (GPA): 10/10 (Grade A in all disciplines).

    Advisor: Guilherme Travassos


Honors, Awards and Grants (Selection)

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  • ICSE 2018
    ACM Distinguished Paper Award
    Award received for a co-authored ICSE paper regarding a theory on the identification of design problems in the source code. ICSE is the world's main conference in the field of software engineering. In 40 years of ICSE this was the second time that a paper from Brazil receives such distinction.
  • SWQD 2018
    Technical Research Best Paper Award
    Award received in Vienna during the Software Quality Days Conference (SWQD) in 2018. The paper concerns an effective risk management strategy for requirements engineering. The full paper, published by Springer Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing can be found here.
  • PUC-Rio 2017
    Selected for a permanent professor position at PUC-Rio
    Selected for a permanent position in the area of Software Engineering, starting 1st of August 2017.
  • CIBSE 2017
    Distinguished paper at the CIBSE Experimental Software Engineering (ESELAW) track
    Distinction received in Buenos Aires during the Ibero-American Conference on Software Engineering (CIBSE). The paper "Investigating Model Quality Assurance with a Distributed and Scalable Review Process" was selected as one of the best track papers, invited to be extended for inclusion in a special issue of the CLEI Electronic Journal.
  • CIBSE 2017
    Distinguished paper at the CIBSE Requirements Engineering (WER) track
    Distinction received in Buenos Aires during the Ibero-American Conference on Software Engineering (CIBSE). The paper "Requirements Engineering Practice and Problems in Agile Projects: Results from an International Survey" was selected as one of the best track papers, invited to be extended for inclusion in a special issue of the CLEI Electronic Journal.
  • ESEM 2016
    Best Short Paper Award
    Award received in Ciudad Real during the International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM) in 2016. The paper proposes and evaluates an approach that may significantly reduce the effort of updating systematic literature reviews by applying forward snowballing. The publication by the ACM can be found here.
  • ICEIS 2016
    Best Paper Award
    Award received in Rome during the International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS) in 2016. The paper investigates the identification of technical debt through code comment analysis. The full paper, published by SCITEPress - Science and Technology Publications can be found here.
  • SWQD 2016
    Technical Research Best Paper Award
    Award received in Vienna during the Software Quality Days Conference (SWQD) in 2016. The paper concerns the prevention of incomplete and hidden requirements during software development projects. The full paper, published by Springer Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing can be found here.
  • ISERN 2015
    Member of the ISERN (International Software Engineering Research Network)
    Voted as a member of the ISERN (International Software Engineering Research Network), after a three step application procedure initiated in Torino-Italy in 2014, including a canidadate presentation in Beijing-China in 2015. ISERN is the world's main empirical software engineering research community.
  • SWQD 2014
    Industrial Experience Best Paper Award
    Award received in Vienna during the Software Quality Days Conference (SWQD - one of the largest software quality conferences in Europe) in 2014. The full paper, published by Springer Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing can be found here.
  • UFF 2014
    First place in public contest for a professor position at UFF
    Three day long contest to select a new Software Engineering professor for the highly productive Computing Institute of the Fluminense Federal University (UFF). I was happy that, given the amount of factors that may influence the results in such a contests with several phases, everything went well and I got the first place in all criteria (written exam, memorial and research project presentation, didactic exam & production counting).
  • SBQS 2013
    Distinguished Experience Report
    The experience report, concerning establishing a service-based and agile software development process, received the distinction at the Brazilian Symposium on Software Quality (SBQS) and was selected to have an extended version included in a special issue of the Springer Journal of Software Engineering Research and Development. The extended journal paper is available here (look for the PDF link). It figures among the highly accessed papers of the Journal.
  • UFJF 2012
    First place in public contest for a professor position at UFJF
    Three day long contest to select a new professor for the computer science department of the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF). I was happy that, given the amount of factors that may influence the results in such a contests with several phases (written exam, didactic exam & production counting), everything went well and I got the overall first place.
  • SBQS 2012
    PhD Thesis Distinction
    Distinction as one of the best Brazilian PhD Theses in the area of Software Quality of 2011. Received at the Brazilian Symposium on Software Quality, in Fortaleza-CE - Brazil. Much of the merit here is owned by my advisor Guilherme Travassos.