Associated researchers

  • Prof. Dr. Lucinéia Heloisa Thom

    Researcher & associate professor (UFRGS)

    Lucineia Heloisa Thom is associate professor with Informatics Institute at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, UFRGS (Brazil). From 2018 to 2019 she was visiting Scientist at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. From 2010 to 2011 she was visiting Scientist at the University of Grenoble. Before, she was a visiting Scientist at the University of Ulm (2007-2009). She received her Bachelor’s in Computer Science from the University of Santa Cruz do Sul, Brazil (1999); her Master’s in Computer Science from UFRGS (2002); and her PhD in Computer Science from UFRGS (2006). She developed part of her thesis research at the Institute for Parallel and Distributed Systems of the University of Stuttgart (2004-2005). Her research interests are in the area of Business Process Management (BPM) with a special focus on process model extraction from natural language text, process quality, process execution, process visualization, healthcare process, process model adaptation and process mining.  Related to these topics she has 69 papers published. She has been serving as reviewer for many Journals and has been participating in several Program Committees. She was co-organizer of several events including the Latin American School of BPM 2015 and 2016, Tutorial and Panel Section of the BPM 2016, the Process Query Workshop and the First Workshop on Academy Meets Industry in Information System Engineering (Amise 2020). Currently, she is guest-editor of the Special Issue on Business Process Management, to be published inn 2021, the Revista de Informática Teórica e Aplicada (RITA).

  • Prof. Dr. Paulo Rogério Miranda Correia

    Researcher & assistant professor (USP)

    He is an Assistant Professor within the School of Arts, Science and Humanities at the University of São Paulo. He has been involved in research on concept mapping applied to teaching and learning since 2006. He was the chairman of the Sixth International Conference on Concept Mapping (CMC2014) organized by USP and the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC). His current research aims to understand how to optimize the use of concept mapping in considering human cognitive architecture. The development of concept mapping tasks for virtual learning environments amplifies the data collection during teaching events. Process mining is a valuable approach to uncover hidden patterns and get more information from the ocean of educational data produced by LMS.

  • Alexandre Gastaldi Lopes Fernandes

    Researcher, Senior IT Consultant

    Curriculum Lattes (in Portuguese)

    Certified Celonis Data Engineer & Analyst

    Experienced IT professional, having delivered many large and critical projects mainly for Telco and Banking industries; Master on Information Systems at EACH – University of São Paulo, Brazil (2019); Master of Business Administration at Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Brazil (2010); Bachelor’s in Computer Science at ICMC – University of São Paulo, Brazil (1997). He has also several technical and managerial courses and certifications, including ITIL, PMP, and ScrumMaster. He has led several digital transformation initiatives and has been involved with the development of virtual assistants and intelligent automation solutions, among others. Since 2017 he works in the Process Mining field, having used tools and techniques to analyze real case scenarios and developed several proof-of-concept projects in large organizations. He is currently employed at Accenture (Digital Transformation and Artificial Intelligence Directory) and his main research interests are in machine learning, automation and process mining.