Hey! I’m Aécio.
I work as a Research Engineer at New York University (NYU) in New York City. At NYU, I've been working on multiple research and development projects (including DARPA's Memex and D3M programs) which require a good combination of knowledge and skills in Software Engineering, Machine Learning, and Information Retrieval (Web Search). Previously, I worked as a Software Engineer for a Brazilian start-up called Zunnit Technologies, where we built a scalable news recommendation platform used by the major Brazilian media companies.
I'm currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Science at New York University's Tandon School of Engineering. Previously, I received a Master's Degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), and a B. Tech. in Analysis and Development of Systems from Federal Institute of Piauí (IFPI).
I've had the opportunity to work in several research projects which resulted in various publications in top-tier research venues such as The Web Conference, SIGIR, WSDM, SPIRE, and Information Retrieval Journal. I'm interested in solving complex problems (which usually involve dealing with large amounts of data) that lie in the intersection of research areas such as Information Retrieval, Machine Learning, Visual Analytics, and Information Visualization.