I am originally Brazilian (well, as much as possible… for someone who doesn’t know anything about football), and I moved to the UK in 2003 (the original plan was to stay in the UK for a year… that was over 10 years ago!). I completed my PhD thesis Learning feature weights for K-Means clustering using the Minkowski metric at Birkbeck, University of London in 2011, under the supervision of Prof. Boris Mirkin.

I have a mix of academic and commercial experience. Currently, I am a Lecturer in Computer Science and AI at the University of Essex. Previously I help positions at the University of Hertfordshire, Birkbeck University of London, and I worked in software development using mainly C++, VB .Net and VBA.