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PhD student in Computer Science at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil, researching guidelines for efficient 3D data exploration with Immersive Analytics under the supervision of Prof. Luciana Nedel and Prof. Wolfgang Stuerzlinger.

Currently a Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher at New York University working under the supervision of Prof. Claudio Silva (2021-2022). Jorge is also currently a 2021-2022 Microsoft Research PhD Fellow. Previously, he completed a six-month research internship with Prof. Stuerzlinger at Simon Fraser University, Canada, as part of the Emerging Leaders in the Americas program (2019).

Jorge holds MSc in Computer Science (2017-2018) and BSc in Computer Science (2011-2016) degrees from UFRGS, having received summa cum laude honors and the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC) Outstanding Student award for academic excellence. During the undergraduate program, also attended Queen Mary University of London for a year (2014) as an exchange student.

Short Bio
Education
PhD Computer Science | UFRGS 🇧🇷
​2018 - present

 

“Designing and Evaluating Immersive Analytics Environments for Spatio-Temporal Data”

Advisors: Prof. Dr. Luciana Nedel and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Stuerzlinger

  • Six-month research internship with Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Stuerzlinger at the School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University 🇨🇦, as part of Global Affairs Canada’s Emerging Leaders in the Americas program (2019)

  • Ongoing nine-month research internship with Prof. Dr. Claudio Silva at the Tandon School of Engineering, New York University 🇺🇸, supported by the U.S. Department of State's Fulbright Program (2021-2022)

  • Selected as a 2021-2022 Microsoft Research PhD Fellow  🏆

MSc Computer Science | UFRGS 🇧🇷
​2017 - 2018

“Evaluating Immersive Approaches to Multidimensional Information Visualization”

Advisors: Prof. Dr. Luciana Nedel and Prof. Dr. Carla Freitas

  • Awarded the UFRGS Computer Science Graduate Program Vote of Praise, a summa cum laude honor (2018) 🏆

  • Finalist in the Brazilian Computer Society Theses and Dissertations Award (2019)

BSc Computer Science | UFRGS 🇧🇷
​2011 - 2016

“Automatic collection of Web corpora classified by readability level for Brazilian Portuguese”

Advisor: Prof. Dr. Aline Villavicencio

  • Exchange period at Queen Mary University of London 🇬🇧, from September 2014 to September 2015. 

  • Awarded the University Academic Laurel, a summa cum laude honor (2016) 🏆

  • Awarded the Outstanding Student Award from the Brazilian Computer Society (2016) 🏆

  • Research Assistant from February 2013 to August 2016 under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Aline Villavicencio, in the projects "Using Natural Language Processing for Vocabulary Learning and Recognition”, "Creation of Natural Language Processing Tools and Computational Resources for Computational-Cognitive Studies” and "Text Simplification of Complex Expressions”

  • Research Student from June 2015 to September 2015 in the project “An Incremental Natural Language Generation Agent” under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Matthew Purver

Interests

Immersive Analytics

Geovisualization

Information Visualization

Natural Language Processing

Languages

Portuguese — Native language

English — Fluent (CEFR C2)

French — Beginner (CEFR A1)

Scientific
Activities
Peer Reviewer

  • IEEE VR (4) — 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

  • IEEE VIS (7) — 2019, 2020, 2021

  • IEEE PacificVis (1) — 2020

  • IEEE ISMAR (4) — 2020

  • ACM VRST (1) — 2020

  • SBC SVR (1) — 2020

  • ACM CHI (3) — 2021

  • ACM UIST (1) — 2021 

  • CaGIS (1) — 2021 

Conference Presentations

  • EG/VGTC EuroVis — 2018

  • IEEE VIS — 2019

  • SBC SVR — 2019

  • IEEE VR — 2021

Summer Schools & Forums

  • São Paulo School of Advanced Science on Learning from Data at the University of São Paulo in August 2019

  • 8th Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) in September 2021 — Invited to attend as part of a group of 200 Young Researchers selected from over 900 international applicants. 

Grants & Scholarships
  • Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship provided to 45 distinguished Ph.D. students to help complete research as part of their doctoral thesis works for academic year 2022–23. Opportunities will be provided to build relationships with research teams at Microsoft and receive mentorship.

  • Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State to attend New York University (USA) for nine months (September 2021-May 2022) as a visiting Ph.D. researcher in Prof. Dr. Claudio Silva's lab. 

  • Emerging Leaders in the Americas Scholarship from Global Affairs Canada to attend Simon Fraser University (Canada) for six months (January-June 2019) as a visiting Ph.D. student in Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Stuerzlinger‘s lab.

  • Summer School Scholarship from the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) to attend the São Paulo School of Advanced Science on Learning from Data at the University of São Paulo in August 2019 

  • PhD Scholarship from the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) and the Brazilian Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES) (2018-2022)

  • MSc Scholarship from the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) (2017-2018)

  • Undergraduate research scholarship from January 2016 to August 2016 sponsored by Samsung Brazil to work in Prof. Dr. Aline Villavicencio‘s lab

  • Science Without Borders Scholarship from the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) to attend Queen Mary University of London (UK) for a year (September 2014-September 2015) as an exchange undergraduate student

  • Undergraduate research scholarship from the Rio Grande do Sul Research Foundation (FAPERGS) from February 2013 to August 2014 to work in Prof. Dr. Aline Villavicencio‘s lab

Publications

Please visit my Publications page for selected works.