E-mail: simone@inf.puc-rio.br
Office: 410 RDC
Current position: Associate professor
Main research area: Human-Computer Interaction
Research group: SERG

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Short Bio

Simone Diniz Junqueira Barbosa has a degree in Electronics Engineering from PUC-Rio, where she also obtained her M.Sc. and D.Sc. degrees in Computer Science. From 1999 to 2001, she worked as Associate Researcher at Tecgraf/PUC-Rio, in the area of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). In 2001, she joined the faculty at the Informatics Department of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), where she teaches, advises and conducts research in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), as seen from a Semiotic Engineering perspective. From 2005-2009, Prof. Barbosa was the head of the Semiotic Engineering Research Group laboratory, and in 2010, she founded the IDEIAS lab. Her professional experience includes several years of consultancy in HCI and software design and development of commercial applications and web sites, as well as training and education.
Level 2 researcher in CNPq (National Council for Scientific and Technological Development in Brazil), her current research interests involve: model-based interactive systems design; bridging HCI and software engineering; digital storytelling, increasing the quality of use (e.g. usability, communicability, accessibility) of interactive systems in diverse domains, by means of adaptation, analogy-making mechanisms, and other artificial intelligence techniques.
Simone Barbosa has served in technical program committees of several national and international conferences, e.g., program co-chair of the first Latin-American Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, CLIHC 2003; late-breaking results co-chair for ACM/SIGCHI's CHI 2005; general co-chair of IFIP TC 13's INTERACT 2007, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; panels co-chair for CHI 2011; general co-chair of ACM/SIGCHI's EICS 2012, held in Copenhagen, Denmark; late-breaking results co-chair for EICS 2013; and program co-chair for IHC 2013. She is tutorial co-chair for EICS 2014, in Rome; SIG meetings co-chair for CHI 2015 in Seoul; and full papers co-chair for INTERACT 2015, in Bamberg, Germany.
She was the Brazilian Computer Society's representative in IFIP TC 13 from 2008 to 2013, when she became an expert member and later Vice-chair for Working Groups and Special Interest Groups. In 2009 she has joined the Editorial Board of Interacting with Computers (formerly published by Elsevier, now by Oxford University Press); in 2011 the Advisory Board of IxD&A; in 2012 the editorial boards of Springer's HCI and CCIS book series; and in 2013 the editorial board of Springer's OpenAccess Journal of Interaction Science.
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