I was born at Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil, and I am currently living at Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. I am currently a PhD candidate at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil), Departamento de Ciência da Computação (CS Department), under supervision of Prof. Gisele Pappa. Previously I obtaned bachelor and masters degrees in Computer Engineering at Universidade de Pernambuco (State University of Pernambuco, Brazil). I am also currently working at Serviço Federal de Processamento de Dados (Federal Data Processing Service), Technology Strategic Coordination. My main research interests include: machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, knowledge representation, e-Government, open data and public transparency.