Bruno Feijó

Associate Professor, Department of Informatics, PUC-Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Bruno Feijó is Associate Professor of the Department of Informatics, PUC-Rio, Brazil, in the group of Computer Graphics. Also he is the founder and current coordinator of the ICAD/VisionLab Laboratory. He is pioneer in Brazil in the interdisciplinary areas of computer-aided design (CAD), animation, visual effects (VFX), digital entertainment, and games. He also has contributions to education in the field of technological innovation, from the secondary school level to the post-graduation level.


PhD, University of London/Imperial College (1988)

MSc, PUC-Rio (1980)

Aeronautics Engineer, ITA (1975)

Sabbatical Leave

Columbia University, New York, NY, USA, 2015 – 2016


Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Associate Professor, 1988 – current

Imperial College, Honorary Lecturer, 1989 – 1993

Imperial College, Research Assistant, 1984 – 1988

Control Data, Senior Computer Systems Analyst, 1978 – 1982

Promon Eng., Senior Computer Systems Analyst, 1982 – 1984

J.Mason Cons. & Proj, Engineer, 1976 – 1978

ITA, Research Assistant, 1974 – 1975

Areas of Interest

Games; Computer Graphics and Animation; Visual Effects (VFX); Interactive Storytelling; Digital TV; Multimedia; Gamification; Education

Short Bio

Bruno Feijó is Associate Professor of the Dept. of Informatics/PUC-Rio, Brazil, in the group of Computer Graphics, CNPq researcher Level 1, founder and coordinator of the ICAD/VisionLab (Research Lab on Visualization, Digital TV/Cinema, and Games) of PUC-Rio, one of the main designers of the multimedia course for the technical secondary level of NAVE/Oi Futuro (2008), one of the founders of the Special Commission of Games and Digital Entertainment of the Brazilian Computer Society – SBC (2002), PhD from University of London/Imperial College (1988), and engineer from Technological Institute of Aeronautics – ITA (1975).

He worked several years in the industry, in the area of computer-aided design, before starting his doctoral studies in London (UK) and getting a research/lecture post in the Dept. of Informatics/PUC-Rio in 1988. He played a decisive role in the formation of the Brazilian academic community of games – an area that had a strong rejection by the academy. Also he is one of the founders of the Brazilian Symposium on Computer Games and Digital Entertainment – SBGames (2000).

Bruno Feijó was the advisor of more than 15 doctoral dissertations and 40 master’s thesis. He wrote more than 30 journal papers, 12 book chapters, and 70 conference papers. He is one of the authors of a text book introducing programming through videogames. Several works by his students have being contemplated by national and international awards. Moreover, some of his students have attracted attention from startup investors and research centers abroad.

His current research interests are on interdisciplinary areas he was a pioneer in Brazil: animation, visual special effects, digital entertainment, and games. His studies and proposed models for innovation and education go from the secondary school level up to post-graduation programs and technology incubators. In Brazil, some of his studies are used as guidelines for industrial policy for the sectors of visualization, audiovisual, and creative industries. He was the editor of the series Media Technology by Elsevier Brasil, with 30 volumes (2010-2012) on technology for the new digital media. His works on new digital technology can be found in several scenes with special effects for TV and innovative processes for digital TV/Cinema in Brazil.

Publications (1989 – today)




Augusto Baffa

PostDoctoral Fellow, 2016-2018
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, PUC-Rio
Advisor: Prof. Thibaut Vidal

PhD Computer Science 2011-2015 – GPA: A (9.4/10.0)
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, PUC-Rio
Advisor: Prof. Bruno Feijó
Thesis: Storytelling Based on Audience Social Interaction

MSc Computer Science 2008-2010 – GPA: B (8.7/10.0)
Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, UNIRIO
Advisor: Prof. Angelo Ciarlini
Thesis: Environment for Studying, Modeling, Planning and Evaluating Investiment Policies on Stock Markets using POMDPs (portuguese only)

Executive MBA in Finance 2005-2007 – GPA: B (8.1/10.0)
Instituto Brasileiro de Mercado de Capitais, IBMEC
Term paper: Analysis of Long and Short Term Strategies Using Technical Analysis Indicators

MBA in Marketing 2004-2005 – GPA: B (8.0/10.0)
Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing, ESPM
Term paper: Business Plan for Aquaria Trading Company

BSc Computer Science 1999-2004 – GPA: C (7.0/10.0)
Centro Universitário da Cidade, UniverCidade
Advisor: Prof. Ronaldo Goldschmidt
Monograph: Time Series forecasting using Artificial Neural Networks

Awards and Achievements

  • EMC2 / Coppetec PhD Scholarship, UFRJ, 2013-2014
  • CNPq PhD Scholarship, PUC-Rio, 2011-2012
  • Distinguished Paper Award, Ibero-American Conference on Artificial Intelligence 12th ed., 2010
  • CAPES MSc Scholarship, Unirio, 2008-2010
  • IBEST Award 2005 ed. (Best Brazilian websites) Top 10 Banking
  • IBEST Award 2005 ed. (Best Brazilian websites) Top 10 Revelation