I am an assistant professor at the department of Computer Science, Institute of Mathematics and Stastistics, University of São Paulo, Brazil, since 2006.

I received my doctorate degree in 2001 at Wright State University, in Dayton, OH, and concluded my postdoctoral work in 2004 at Yale University focusing on the development of processing and analysis methods in Magnetic Resonance Imaging. I also worked as a research scientist at the Yale University School of Medicine between 2004 and 2006.


My current research areas are Computer Graphics, Computer Vision, Image Processing, Parallel and Distributed Systems with applications in Biology and Medicine. Some of our international collaborations include the Yale School of Medicine and the Harvard Medical School.

You will find more information about my research and my teaching duties by following the links above and by looking me up on the Lattes website from CNPq.

Thank you,




Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Institute of Mathematics and Statistics

University of São Paulo (USP)

Rua do Matão, 1010 - Bloco C, Sala 10

Cidade Universitária, São Paulo, SP - Brasil

CEP 05508-090

Phone: (+55 11) 3091-5411

Fax: (+55 11) 3091-6134

Tracking of axonal fiber pathways by numerical integration of vector fields from Diffusion Tensor Imaging.

Myofiber trajectory reconstruction colored according to local fiber orientation (Cortesy of C. Mekkaoui, Harvard Medical School).