I completed a PhD in Computer Science at the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics at University of São Paulo in 2015. Currently, I am a Professor at the Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR), Brazil, working in the Academic Department of Computing (DACOM), where I coordinate the Software Engineering and Collaborative Systems Research Lab. I was a visiting scholar at the University of California, Irvine from July 2013 to January 2014. I am also a member of the Software Engineering and Collaborative Systems Research Group from University of São Paulo, and the Research Group on Information Systems from State University of Maringá (UEM).

I research the intersections of Software Engineering (SE) and Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW). Currently, I am working on the support of newcomers to Open Source Software development communities. I am interested in Open Source Software, Human Aspects of Software Engineering, Empirical Software Engineering, and Mining Software Repositories techniques.

I am a member of the Academy of Letters of Campo Mourão, and the Education Committee of the Brazilian Computer Society.