Doctor in Engineering Technology (PhD)
KU Leuven, Belgium.

PhD Thesis: Decomposition-based algorithms for optimization problems.
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Greet Vanden Berghe
Co-supervisors: Prof. Dr. Patrick De Causmaecker (Computer Science Department) and Prof. Dr. Frits Spieksma (Faculty of Economics and Business).


Master in Computer Science
Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte/MG, Brazil.

Master Thesis: Otimização do fluxo de produtos de uma empresa mineradora.
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Geraldo Robson Mateus.


Bachelor in Computer Science
Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP), Ouro Preto/MG, Brazil.

Bachelor Thesis: Heurísticas para o Problema de Programação de Tripulações Aéreas
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Marcone Jamilson Freitas Souza.
Scientific Initiation Scholarship from 2004 to 2006
Featured Student Awards received from UFOP and SBC (Brazilian Computing Society).

Working experience


Assistant Professor (Professor Adjunto)
Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP), Ouro Preto/MG, Brazil.

2021-2022 - Coordinator of the GOAL research group
2020-2022 - Head of the Computer Science Department (DECOM)


Assistant Professor
Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP), Ouro Preto/MG, Brazil.
(Away between 2014-2017)

2012-2013 - Coordinator of the undergraduate Computer Science course


Founder and lead developer
Optilog Systems and Consulting

2006-2010 - Development of optimization tools for large scales companies such as MBR, Vale and Gerdau


2016 Winner of Superminds 2016, Brussels, Belgium.
The imec SuperMinds is a yearly single-track event where state-of-the-art research and innovation projects are presented in TED-like exhibitions by the researchers. Nine preselected participants presented their research and competed to the Superminds 2016 award. The prize was given to the best presentation, selected in a voting system by the approximately 500 researchers in the audience. The winning presentation is available online in imec’s website, Youtube and Vimeo:
2015 Best Presentation Award, Guimarães, Portugal.
Best Presentation Award received with the presentation entitled “Decomposition approaches to 3D container loading problems and strip packing problems”, given during the XI International Workshop on Cutting, Packing and Related Topics, July 2015.
2015 ESICUP Cutting and Packing International Competition, Portsmouth, UK.
Second place on the ESICUP Cutting and Packing International Competition 2014/2015 with team CODeS.
2014 International Vehicle Routing Competition, Oslo, Norway.
Winner of the VeRoLog Vehicle Routing Competition 2013/2014 with team CODeS.
2013 MISTA Challenge – Project Scheduling Competition, Gent, Belgium.
Third place on the MISTA Project Scheduling Competition 2012/2013 with team GOAL.
2012 International Timetabling Competition, Son, Norway.
Winner of the International Timetabling Competition 2011/2012 with team GOAL.
2006 Brazilian Computer Society Student Award,, Brazil.
Prize given by the organization to the featured students of each region of Brazil.
2006 Featured Student Award from Federal University of Ouro Preto, Brazil.
Prize given by the University to the graduating student with highest scores.
2005 Honorable mention on the XIII SIC-UFOP, Ouro Preto/MG, Brazil.
Honorable mention on the XIII Scientific Initiation Conference of the Federal University of Ouro Preto for the work entitled “Simulated Annealing and Iterated Local Search Algorithms applied to the Crew Scheduling Problem”.
2002 Tourism Website Competition of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte/MG, Brazil.
Second place in Ouro Preto/MG (first place when enterprises are not considered).


Publication list available in section Publications.

For further information and the long CV, see my CV Lattes.


Project list available in section Projects.

For further information and the long CV, see my CV Lattes.