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IBM Research - Brazil , Sao Paulo


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Claudio Pinhanez is a researcher, professor, and media artist. He is the leader of the Conversational Intelligence of IBM Research Brazil, where he has been a research scientist since 2009, working on Conversational Interfaces, Social and Human Data Analytics, Computer Vision, Ubiquitous Computing, and Human-Computer Interfaces. He was one of the founders of the IBM Research Brazil laboratory and previously was a researcher at the Watson Research Center of IBM Research from 1999 to 2009.

Claudio got his PhD. in 1999 from the MIT Media Laboratory, and a Master in Computer Science and Bachelor of Mathematics degrees from the University of Sao Paulo. From 1987 to 1997 he as an assistant professor of the department of Computer Science of the University of Sao Paulo. He has also been a visiting researcher at the ATR-MIC Laboratory in Kyoto, Japan in 1996, and at the Sony Computer Science Laboratory in Tokyo, Japan in 1998.

Claudio has more than 20 refereed journal papers and 100 articles and abstracts published in international conferences, including 3 best paper awards, and 14 patents awarded in US, Japan, and Europe. His work has been cited more than 3500 times (h-index of 32 and i10-index of 66). He is a Senior Member of ACM, a member of the IBM Academy of Technology, and an associate editor of 4 scientific journals.