Short biography

Hélio Lopes is an Associate Professor in the Department of Informatics at PUC-Rio. He has a Doctoral degree in Mathematics (1996), a Master's degree in Informatics (1992) and a Bachelor degree in Computer Engineering (1990).  All of these degrees were obtained at PUC-Rio. He worked from 1996 to 2011 in the Department of Mathematics / PUC-Rio as an (Assistant / Associate) Professor, and in 2001 in the  Computer Science Department at PURDUE University as a Visiting Scholar.

He likes to develop and to apply advanced mathematical and computational techniques to solve real-world problems that have engineering, scientific and industrial relevance. In the present, he is particularly interested in Data Science on a Cloud Computing setting. He has also interest in Uncertainty Quantification and Visualization and their applications to industrial problems. In 2017 he received the Business Process Intelligence Challenge (BPIC) Best Report Award (Academic Category)

Hélio Lopes has 514 citations with h-index = 12 on the SCOPUS database, 296 citations with h-index = 10 on the Web of Science database, and 1445 citations with h-index = 20 at Google Scholar Citations. The majority of his publications appears at the DBLP and at the ResearchGate portal. 

His research has been partially sponsored by grants from CNPq, FAPERJ, CAPES and FINEP. Since 1992, he has been applying his research to the development of computer systems for PETROBRAS, mainly in the area of reservoir characterization and in seismic modeling and analysis. He also did some consulting works for other companies like IRB, BIZBANK, SHELL, BR DISTRIBUIDORA, PRODERJ and BRADESCO SEGUROS. He also taught data science, advanced mathematical and computational on-site courses for GLOBO.COM, PETROBRAS, BANCO DO BRASIL, BNDES and VALE.

Hélio Lopes is an associate editor of the journal IEICE Nonlinear Theory and Its Applications (NOLTA). In 2017 he served as a Guest Leading Editor of the SIBGRAPI special stream at the IEEE Geosciences and Remote Sensing Letters. He is also a member of the SBC (Brazilian Computer Society) and of the SBMAC (Brazilian Society of Applied and Computational Mathematics). He has been elected for three times the president of the Special Interest Group of Computer Graphics and Image Processing (CEGRAPI) of the SBC (2006-2007, 2013-2015, 2015-2017). He was the Program Co-chair of the SIBGRAPI 2007 and a member of the Organizing Committee of SIBGRAPI 2017. 

His CURRICULUM VITAE is available in Portuguese and in English at the CNPq-Lattes platform.

e-mail: lopes at inf dot puc-rio dot br
Tel: 55+21+3527-1500 R:4350  Fax: 55+21+3527-1530
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) - Departamento de Informática - Sala 408 RDC
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