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Maria da Graca Campos Pimentel


Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Ciências Matemáticas e de Computação (ICMC)  (Institutional affiliation from the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Maria da Graça Campos Pimentel is currently a Senior Professor at ICMC-USP (Institute of Mathematical and Computer Sciences at the University of São Paulo). She held the position of Full Professor at the University of São Paulo from 2011 to 2021. She holds a degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of São Carlos (1986), a master's degree in Computer Science and Computational Mathematics from the University of São Paulo (1989), a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Kent at Canterbury (1994), and a Free Teaching title from the University of São Paulo (2001). She conducted a sabbatical at Georgia Tech from October 1998 to January 2000.She has held various leadership positions, including Head of the Department of Computer Science at ICMC from March 2018 to July 2019 and from October 2006 to September 2008. She also served as the coordinator of the Graduate Program in Computer Science and Computational Mathematics at USP/São Carlos between 2012 and 2015. She was a invited consultant for the CAPES Evaluation Committee from 2014 to 2017. She served as the President of the Culture and Extension Committee at ICMC/USP from February 2016 to June 2017. She also chaired the Assessment Committee of the Human Rights Center at USP/São Carlos from September 2016 to February 2018.In the international academic community, she served as Vice-chair of ACM SIGWEB from 2006 to 2011 and as Secretary-Treasurer of the group from 2011 to 2014. She was a member of the Steering Committee of ACM DocEng from 2008 to 2016 and was Chair Emeritus of ACM DocEng until 2018. Additionally, she was the General Chair of the ACM Symposium on Document Engineering in 2008 and co-chaired the Multimedia and Visualization Track (MMV) of the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC) from 2009 to 2013. In Brazil, she coordinated the Special Committee on Multimedia and Web Systems of SBC from 2004 to 2006. She also served as the co-chair of the Program Committee for Webmedia 2004 and Webmedia 2012.Her research interests encompass Interactive Web and Multimedia Systems, Human-Computer Interaction, Document Engineering, Ubiquitous Computing, and Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, with a focus on applications in Assistive Technology, Health, and Education. She has extensive experience in coordinating research projects funded by various agencies, including CNPq, FAPESP, CAPES, FINEP, and MCT/CITIC. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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