Cloudscape Brazil speakers

Priscila Solis Barreto

Professor, Computer Science Department, University of Brasília, Brazil

Priscila Solis Barreto is professsor at the Computer Science Department, University of Brasília.

From May/2002 until March/2007, she was a doctoral candidate at the University of Brasília, Department of Electrical Engineering. Her doctoral thesis subject was traffic characterization in multimedia networks.

In 2000, she finished her master studies at the Federal University of Goiás, School of Electrical Engineering. Her master thesis subject was in traffic prediction for ATM networks.

Ignacio Blanquer

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Systems at the Technical University of Valencia

“Brazil is a major Latin-American player in research disciplines such as biodiversity, epidemiology and social data analysis, which strongly benefit from cloud technologies. Liaisons with Brazilian institutions can open the door for many research and business opportunities in Latin America”.

Francisco Brasileiro

Full Professor, Federal University of Campina Grande, Brazil

"The federation of resources provided by institutions in both sides of the Atlantic and supported by the federation middleware developed and adapted by the EUBrazilCC team enabled the successful execution of the project's three very challenging uses cases. Moreover, the fact that RNP is considering the use of fogbow as a federation middleware for its cloud initiative will make it in many ways interoperable with the EGI FedCloud, giving a good prospect of sustainable collaborations between Brazilian and European researchers using these distributed infrastructures."

Vincent Breton

Research director of Grid and Cloud Institute, CNRS-IN2P3, France

"I am keen to strengthen the scientific collaborations on e-infrastructures between EUrope and South America. My experience in the deployment of scientific applications in the field of life sciences can be useful to EUBrazil Cloud Connect. I am also developing a personal scientific interest for biodiversity and see EUBrazil Cloud Connect as a wonderful opportunity to foster an ambitious multidisciplinary research program on tropical forests involving researchers in French Guyana"

Donatella Castelli

Senior Researcher at CNR-ISTI, Italy

Donatella Castelli has been the principal investigator of several European and National funded projects on digital libraries and data e-Infrastructure acquiring considerable experience in these domains.

Renato Cerqueira

IBM Research, Brazil

Renato Cerqueira joined IBM Research Brazil in September 2011. He is senior research manager of the Natural Resources Solutions area, which aims at addressing the scientific and technical challenges of the Natural Resources industry by developing cohesive solutions that combine data- and physically-driven analytics with mathematical optimization techniques built on top of flexible, resilient and integrated platforms based on cloud and high performance resources.

Israel Cruz

Israel Cruz, Senior Researcher, WHO Collaborating Centre for Leishmaniasis, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Spain.

"Great part of my work has been as a part of a multidisciplinary team, thus I am really used to identify which aspects of different disciplines have a value for our work on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). My value-add will be that of the final user, identifying possible new applications and tools contributing to a better management of NTDs."

Alberto M. R. Dávila

Senior researcher, Lab of Computational and Systems Biology, Oswaldo Cruz Institute, FIOCRUZ Brazil

"My expertise in bioinformatics for parasites genomes affecting human health may be interesting, especially because we have developed a Galaxy-based systems for a cloud computing environment that has been received by our colleagues and collaborators, then discussing these developments with other colleagues and potential new collaborators at CloudScape sounds really interesting"

Augusto de Albuquerque

EU Delegation to Brazil, Counsellor for Information Society and Media

Augusto de Albuquerque was Counsellor to the Director General of DG CONNECT (Communications Networks, Content and Technology) and Head of the Task Force on Sector Strategy (2011-2012).

In the period 2005-2011 he was Head of the Micro Systems unit in the Information Society and Media DG of the European Commission. His unit was also in charge of the coordination of the ICT part of two new Public Private Partnerships of the European Recovery Plan: Factory of the Future and Green Car (ICT for the Fully Electric Vehicle).

Paulo Cesar Gonçalves Egler

Research coordinator at the Brazilian Institute of Information in Science and Technology (IBICT), Brazil

Electrical Engineer, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – UFRJ; MSc in Energy Planning and Economics, Co-ordination of Post-Graduation Programmes in Engineering – COPPE/UFRJ, and PhD in Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, UK.
Since 1980, and for more than 35 years, he developed activities in the Brazilian Federal Governmental area of science and technology planning and management, working initially to the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) and after to the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI).