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 PhD in Informatics by following it.
As a curious guy, I 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), and pervasive games.
In the mobile industry, I’ve been recognized internationally by being selected yearly as a Nokia Developer Champion (from 2007 to 2014), until the Champions program was ramped down in 2014. I also have won other prizes and contests during this period.
I collaborated with Nokia through their Nokia Developer Champion program and as an Nokia Developer Wiki administrator for seven years, where I helped with deciding the Wiki’s direction and the Wiki’s overall maintenance.
As a researcher, I published papers on international conferences and journals, such 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 PhD years at PUC-Rio, I’ve been supervised by Prof. Bruno Feijó as a member of VisionLab/PUC-Rio. In the past, I have worked with Computer Graphics and software architectures for PC games. This previous work (at UFF) helped to start game development research there.
Currently, I'm a visiting researcher at MediaLab/IC-UFF, focusing on pervasive games and game development.
In this website, you’ll find:
- Some projects I have developed (undergraduate and graduate levels)
- My resumé
- Contact information
Have fun! :-)