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Claudio S. Pinhanez
Senior Manager, Social Data Analytics
IBM Research - Brazil , Sao Paulo


Claudio Pinhanez is a researcher, professor, and media artist. He is the leader of the Social Data Analytics group of IBM Research-Brazil, where he has been a research scientist since 2009, working on Social and Human Data Analytics, Service Science, Ubiquitous Computing, and Human-Computer Interfaces. He was one of the founding members of IBM Research - Brazil and previously was a researcher at the Watson Research Center of IBM Research from 1999 to 2009.

Claudio got his PhD. in 1999 from the MIT Media Laboratory; and Master and Bachelor's degrees from the University of Sao Paulo. From 1987 to 1997 he as a faculty member of the department of Computer Science of the University of Sao Paulo. He has also been a visiting researcher at the ATR-MIC Laboratory in Kyoto, Japan in 1996, and at the Sony Computer Science Laboratory in Tokyo, Japan in 1998.

Claudio has more than 20 journal papers and 61 articles and abstracts published in international conferences, including 3 Best Paper awards. He has 10 patents awarded in US, Japan, and China, and 15 being examined. His work has been cited about 2000 times (h-index of 23). He is a Senior Member of ACM, member of the IBM Academy of Technology, and has received the 2003 Most Promising Scientist award from HENAAC (Hispanic Engineers National Achievement Awards Conference).