I am an associate professor at the Institute of Informatics here at UFRGS (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul), which has been consistently ranked among the top 5 universities in Brazil. I belong to the research group on Artificial Intelligence (please take a look at our page). Our ongoing projects are related to Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, Machine Learning, Robotics and many others. My own research interests also include: Use of Game-Theoretic Paradigms for Coordination of Agents (Minority Game, Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma, Public Goods Game, Congestion Games, etc.), Learning in MAS, Agent-based Simulation, Artificial Societies, Complex Systems, Traffic Simulation and Control, Distributed Machine Learning, and Swarm Intelligence I received my PhD in Computer Science in 1997 from the Informatik Fakultät at the Univ. of Karlsruhe (IPR institute) in Karlsruhe, Germany, supported by the Brazilian government (CNPq). My previous degrees are in Engineering from the Politechnic School (POLI) of the Univ. of São Paulo in São Paulo, Brazil, and MSc. in Computer Science from the Institute of Informatics at the Univ. of Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre.