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I am currently the leader of a research team at IBM Research. The group's main goal is to advance the state-of-the-art in Knowledge Engineering for AI systems, applied mainly to Natural Resources industries. In a multidisciplinary approach, I am putting together Knowledge Engineering and Hypermedia fundamentals, devising a high-level hybrid knowledge representation to connect symbolic and non-symbolic nodes of a knowledge graph, as well as information extraction technologies for development, integration and operation of systems. By studying these technologies, I have designed and implemented AI systems, network protocols, distributed applications, and conceptual models. I have also contributions in open source projects as well as with reference implementations for standards, including the creation of the reference implementation of a Digital TV middleware named Ginga. In addition, I have contributions in the specification of NCL, which is a declarative language for hypermedia-document authoring. Ginga and NCL are part of two international standards that I also have contributions: ITU-T H.761 Recommendation for IPTV services and the ISDB-T standards. I have published more than 60 research papers in refereed international journals and conference proceedings, and I have 12 patents filed in the US Patent Office. I was on the editorial board of the Brazilian Computing Magazine as invited editor. I am also TPC member of international conferences, including ACM Multimedia, ACM MMSys, IEEE ISM, and IARIA MMEDIA, as well as chair and organizer of the first international workshop that discusses the Multimedia Support for Decision-Making Processes (MuSDeMP’16), and the first international workshop on Synchronism of Things (SoT’16). I have got the best PhD award from ACM EuroITV’10, and the Oscar Niemeyer Award for Scientific and Technological Projects in 2011.