Professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, since 1993. PhD in Astronomy at National Observatory of Rio de Janeiro (1996). Posdoc at the United States Naval Observatory, Washington DC in 2001-2002. President of the Working Group "Astrometry by Small Ground-Based Telescopes", Division A of the International Astronomical Union (2012-2018). Associated researcher at the IMCCE/Observatorie de Paris since 2007. Has experience in Astronomy, focusing on the following subjects: astrometry, photometry, refererence systems, astrometric catalogues, stellar occultations by TNOs, planets and satellites,mutual phenomena between binary asteroids and natural satellites.
The future of stellar occultations by distant solar system bodies: Perspectives from the Gaia astrometry and the deep sky surveys