about me

Alexandre has a doctorate in Computer Science from PUC-Rio (2010). He is a research scientist in IBM Research (Brazil Lab) and adjunct professor at the Applied Mathematics Department from Getulio Vargas Foundation (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). He has written more than 90 papers published in peer-reviewed journals and international conferences in his areas of expertise: logic, proof theory, knowledge representation and reasoning, language resources, computational linguistics, and type theory. He participates as a member of many program committees of regular conferences like ACL, COLING, LREC, and others. He is also a board member of the Global WordNet Association and coordinated the CE-PLN between 2017-219. Alexandre collaborates on maintaining many language resources and developing applications using these resources for ‘deep’ linguistic processing of human languages.

During his Ph.D., Alexandre was an international fellow at Microsoft Research and SRI International. At MSR, in 2008, he worked with the Z3 SMT Solver team (Leonardo de Moura and Nikolaj Bjørner) developing a distributed environment for testing and optimizations of Z3. At SRI International, in 2009, he worked under the supervision of Natarajan Shankar. Alexandre participated in several research projects like MIST (using natural language processing and description logics for Knowledge modeling), ANUBIS (database consistency check) and Ontology and Context (investigating the problem of ontology alignment). In his thesis, we proposed new deduction systems for description logics under the supervision of Edward Hermann Haeusler, published by Springer with the title A proof theory for Description Logics in 2012 in the Springer Briefs series.

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