Claudia Bauzer Medeiros
Claudia Bauzer Medeiros is full professor of databases at the Institute of Computing, University of Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil. She holds a degree in Electrical Engineering (1976) and an MSc degree in Computer Science (1979) from PUC-Rio, Brazil and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, Canada (1985). For the past 20 years, she has been working as a visiting professor at the University Paris-Dauphine, France. She has received Brazilian and international awards for research, teaching, and also for her work in fostering the participation of women in IT-related activities.Her research is centered on the design and development of scientific databases. Her main interests lie in facing the challenges posed by large, real world applications, which require handling distributed and very heterogeneous data sources. In particular, she has coordinated large multidisciplinary projects, in Brazil, involving applications in agro-environmental planning and biodiversity. Data to be handled include, among others, sensor data streams, satellite images, photos, videos, sound and all kinds of textual sources. She has also coordinated research projects in scientific data management, workflow systems and geographic information, in cooperation with universities and research labs in Brazil, Germany and France.She was the president of the Brazilian Computer Society for 4 years (2003-2007). Among the prizes she received, the following stand out: Doctor Honoris Causa from Universidad Antenor Orrego, Peru, the Anita Borg Agent of Change Award, and Commander of the Brazilian Order of Scientific Merit. In 2012, she was admitted to the Distinguished Speaker Program of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), USA.
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