Leading researchers

  • Prof. Dr. Sarajane Marques Peres

    Associate Professor – Group Leader

    She is an Associate Professor at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Ph.D. in Electric Engineering (2006) at the University of Campinas; Master of Manufacturing Engineering (1999) at the Federal University of Santa Catarina; Bachelor’s in computer science (1996) at the State University of Maringá, Brazil. She worked as an assistant professor at the State University of Western Paraná (1998-2005) and at the State University of Maringá (2005-2007), Brazil. She co-wrote a Data Mining textbook, published in Portuguese, worked as the tutor of the PET Information Systems USP group, under the Tutorial Education Program of the Ministry of Education, Brazil (2010-2017) and worked as a guest researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (2018) and at the Utrecht University (2019), Netherlands. She is a member of the coordination committee of the Information System Master Program at the University of Sao Paulo, and a member of the researcher board of the Advanced Institute for Artificial Intelligence AI2 (Brazil) and of the C4AI – Center for Artificial Intelligence (USP/IBM/Fapesp). Her main research interests are computational intelligence, data mining and machine learning applied to text mining, process mining, gesture analysis and human-robot interaction.

  • Prof. Dr. Marcelo Fantinato

    Associate Professor – Group Leader

    He is an Associate Professor of the School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, acting in the Bachelor in Information Systems program, since 2008, and in the Graduate Program in Information Systems, since 2010. He is currently a productivity research fellow at CNPq. He was a guest researcher at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in 2018, and at Utrecht University, The Netherlands, in 2019. He has Habilitation in Business Process Management, 2014, from the University of São Paulo, Brazil; Ph.D. in Computer Science, 2007, and Master in Electrical Engineering, 2002, from the State University of Campinas, Brazil; and Bachelor in Computer Science, 1999, from State University of Maringá, Brazil. He has Green Belt certification in the Six Sigma Quality Improvement Program from Motorola, 2007. He was the coordinator of the Graduate Program in Information Systems at USP, from 2014 to 2018. He has professional experience in the software development industry at the CPqD Foundation, in Campinas, Brazil, from 2001 to 2006, and at Motorola, in Jaguariúna, Brazil, from 2006 to 2008. He was the general chair of the Brazilian Software Congress: Theory and Practice, 2012, and the Brazilian Symposium on Information Systems, 2012. He was also the program chair of the Brazilian Symposium on Software Components, Architectures and Reuse. He is a member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Services Computing. He represents the University of São Paulo in the European Research Center for Information Systems. He is an associate editor of the International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems. He is co-chair of the series of international Symposia on Computing in Companion Robots and Smart Toys in the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS).