Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science at the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), CNPq Fellow, and senior project leader in Data Science, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Natural Language Processing, with a large experience in developing research and teaching activities in Computational Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Pattern Recognition.


Winner of the Brazilian Jabuti Prize (the most important literary award in Brazil), the book Inteligência Artificial – Uma Abordagem de Aprendizado de Máquina addresses the main machine learning concepts and algorithms and points out ways to transform this knowledge into practical applications.

SMS Spam Collection is a public set of SMS labeled messages that have been collected for mobile phone spam research. It has one collection composed by 5,574 English, real and non-enconded messages, tagged according being legitimate or spam.

MDLText is an efficient, lightweight, scalable, and fast multinomial text classifier. It exhibits fast incremental learning as well as being sufficiently robust to prevent overfitting, which are desirable features in real-world applications, large-scale problems, and online scenarios.

UFSCar, Sorocaba campus, São Paulo, Brazil

Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar)

According to the Brazilian Ministry of Education, UFSCar is one of the best universities in the country. Its staff of researchers is one of the most productive in terms of articles published in indexed International Journals of Science, among all Brazilian universities.

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