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Sr. Research Scientist - Manager Visual Analytics & Comprehension Research
IBM Research | Brazil


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Professional Associations:  ACM  |  ACM SIGCHI  |  Brazilian Computer Society


Dr. Rogerio de Paula is a sr. research scientist at IBM Research Brazil, and manager of the Visual Analytics & Insights Research Group. This group’s mission is to advance AI science and technologies in the areas of visual computing in support of expert work practices and decision making by investigating and advancing science in machine learning and human-machine interaction. He also drives the research on work practices and organizational design as part of the future of work research.

His main research interest is in the intersection of AI and human machine interaction. His current focus is on leading research efforts to develop advanced AI and visual analytics techniques for image and document understanding across different industries, such as, natural resources and healthcare. He leads the healthcare research strategy in Brazil.

He has more than 15 years of experience in computer sciences and cognitive sciences. He has investigated how AI technologies can best support expert everyday practices to devise new theories, technologies, and modes of interactions to shape and improve IBM's cognitive computing solutions. In so doing, he has been exploring news ways of capturing, modeling, and representing expert data, context, and knowledge in support of developing of new intelligent systems.

Before joining IBM, he was a research scientist from Intel in Brazil. His particular research interests rested on understanding how everyday practices and new media affect the design and adoption of computing technologies. Lately, Rogerio led a research and innovation initiative, which aimed at identifying new academic and industry partnership opportunities.

In 2004, he held a post-doctoral fellow position at University of California Irvine, where he investigated the practical issues of privacy and security that emerge as people interact with technology. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Colorado, Boulder (1999-2004). His dissertation work focused on the social and cultural studies of technology, which investigated the design and adoption processes of a social-networking system. He also holds a M.S. in Telecommunications from this university (1997-1998), and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil (1989-1993).

He has more than 50 articles published in international conferences and journals. He has been active contributor to several international conferences, as PC member and PC Chair, such as, ACM CHI, ACM CSCW, ECSCW, and EPIC. He was columnist of the ACM Interactions, where he discussed the interplay of technology and society. He is currently blogging on ACM Interactions about AI and HCI affairs.