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Dep. de Eng. de Computação e Automação
Centro de Tecnologia
Universidade Federal do Rio Grando de Norte
Av. Salgado Filho, 3000, DCA/CT/UFRN
59078-900 Natal/RN Brazil


Diana's prizing husband and proud father of three: Lena, Enio, and Anita.

Passionate about high-performance and energy-efficient computing research.

Associate Professor at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (2009).

Computer Engineering degree from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (2000) and Doctor in Electrical Engineering degree from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (2007), worked for IMEC (2001-2002) and for the Vlaams Supercomputer Centrum (2008).

Led and collaborated in several national and international cooperation projects, resulting in many high impact publications, including co-authorship with researchers from University of Bristol, Université de Mons, Università di Pisa, University of Queensland, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, École Polytechnique de Montréal, and Imperial College London.

PI or co-PI of 7 funded projects, including 2 international ones, totalling over US$ 3.6M in acquired grants.

Founded in 2013 and currently leads LAPPS, a young research lab at the Digital Metropolis Institute with over 30 researchers, from which 2 postdocs, 11 PhD students, and 5 MSc students are under his direct supervision.

Founded in 2016 and currently directs UFRN's high performance computing center, used by over 450 researchers resulting so far in about 100 journal publications.

IEEE Senior Member (2019) and Royal Society-Newton Advanced Fellow (2016).


Computational Systems for Aerospace Missions (Research Network)
Funded by Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (Natal, RN)
2020-11 to 2023-10|Grant

Energy-Efficient Parallel Software for Hererogeneous Processors
Funded by Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (Natal, RN)
2020-05 to 2022-04|Grant

Improving the Energy Efficiency of Multi-core Virtual Machines and Software-Defined Servers
Funded by State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI (Bern)
2018-01 to 2018-12|Grant

Low Frequency Multi-Core Processor for Energy-Efficient On-Board Processing in Aerospace Systems
Funded by Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (Brasilia, DF)
2017-11 to 2020-10|Grant

New Methods of Seismic Exploration by Full Waveform Inversion
Funded by Shell do Brasil (Rio de Janeiro, RJ)
2017-08 to 2021-10|Contract

More Power to Programmers: Enabling Energy-Effincient Software Engineering
Funded by The Royal Society (London)
2016-12-01 to 2018-12-01|Award

Expansion and consolidation of UFRN's research and graduate infrastructure
Funded by Financiadora de Estudos e Projetos (Brasilia, DF)
2013-12 to 2020-12|Contract

Simulation and Analysis of Algorithms for the Multi-Core Era
Funded by Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (Brasilia, DF)
2010-11 to 2012-10|Grant


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