Leonardo Azevedo is a Research Staff Member in the Natural Resources group at IBM Research – Brazil since July 2013.
He holds a Ph.D. (2005) and M.Sc. (2001) in Science, Software Engineering and Computing from Graduate School of Engineering (PESC/COPPE/UFRJ), and a B.Sc. (2000) in Informatics from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). His Ph.D. and M.Sc. was in Spatial Databases. Part of his Ph.D. was conducted at Fernuniversitat in Hagen, Germany (July 2004 to May 2005) under the supervision of Ralf Hartmut Guting.
Prior to joining IBM Research - Brazil, Leonardo was professor at Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO) - from 2006-2008 as substitute professor and from 2009 to 2018 as adjunct professor. At UNIRIO, he taught disciplines in Databases and Software Engineering, he conduct research and advised undergraduate and master students in different topics in Database, Software Engineering, Business Process Management and Service-Oriented Architecture.
In parallel to his work in academia, Leonardo has worked in the industry since 1998 for different instituitions/companies. For BNDES (1998), he developed systems in different languages. For COPPETEC (Institute of Projects, Research and Studies in Technology) (2000-2004;2005-2007), he worked as Consultant as System Analyst and Project Manager, developing systems for Brazilian Navy, Brazilian Ministry of and Embratel. For NP2TEC (Research and Practice Group in Information Technology) (2007-2012), he worked as Researcher Consultant for Petrobras conducting research in BPM, SOA, Ontology, Business Rules, Role-Based Access Control.
Leonardo is author/co-author of more than 100 papers published in peer-reviewed journals, and national and international conferences. He has served as program committee member of conferences and journals, sucha as: ECIS, BRESCI, IPL, JNCA, JSEE, GeoInfo, SBSI, WBPM, ECGE, WTDSI, Information System Brazilian Journal (iSyS), AMCIS, CIAWI, IADIS Applied Computing, SBBD.