I'd say that I'm a man driven by curiosity :-)
Curiosity has been my guide over these years, and after all I became a Doctor in Informatics by following it.
I'm into mobile entertainment – I look for new ways for people to have fun with mobile devices (specially smartphones), and this includes using networks for all of them to communicate.
As I'm a curious guy, I also like to explore different ways to do old things – I ended up with developing innovative games that use gestures for controlling the game characters. I also have developed non-visual games for mobile phones, including ones that are multiplayer (they are listed in the projects page).
In the mobile industry, I've been recognized internationally by being selected as a Nokia Developer Champion six times in a row (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012). I also have won other prizes and contests during this period.
I collaborate with Nokia through the Nokia Developer Champion program and as an administrator for the Nokia Developer Wiki, where I help in deciding the Wiki's direction and in its overall maintenance.
As a researcher, I was able to publish papers on relevant international conferences and journals, as SBGames, SIBGRAPI, ACM Computers in Entertainment, and the Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society. I'm also a member of the editorial board in the International Journal of Computer Games Technology.
During my Doctorate years at PUC-Rio, I've been supervised by Prof. Bruno Feijó and I'm a member of VisionLab/PUC-Rio. In the past, I have worked with Computer Graphics and software architectures for PC games. This work (at UFF) helped to start game development research there.
In this website, you'll find:
- Some projects I have developed (undergraduate and graduate levels)
- My resumé
- Contact information
Have fun! :-)