I am currently on personal leave until June 2017 as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Medicine at the University of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus.
I am an Associate Professor of Information Systems Technologies in the School of Information Systems and Applied Technologies at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Before becoming an academic, I worked in industry in various roles, including systems analyst, software engineer, computer programmer, and system/network administrator. I received a Ph.D. in Information Sciences and Technology from the Pennsylvania State University. My Ph.D. advisor was Dr. Frederico Fonseca.
I also have a M.S. in Computer Science from the Federal University of Santa Catarina - Brazil, a Graduate Specialization in Computer Networks from the Federal University of Santa Catarina - Brazil, a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Vale of Itajai - Brazil, and an A.S. in Systems Analysis from the Catarinense Association of Education and Informatics - Brazil.

My research interests include:
  • Health and Clinical Informatics
  • Clinical Decision Support Systems
  • Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing
  • Information Systems Analysis and Design
  • CS/IS/IT Education