Laura de Oliveira Fernandes Moraes

Permanent Professor of PPGI
Research Line:
Applied Intelligent Systems and Optimization
Started at PPGI: 01/2023
Work regime: 40h Full time

Laura O. Moraes is an associate professor at the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO). She has a master’s and doctorate in Systems and Computing Engineering from COPPE / UFRJ, in the field of artificial intelligence. She graduated in Electronic and Computer Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, during which time she worked as a software engineer in the UFRJ-CERN collaboration. From 2011 to 2021, she was a co-founding partner of data science start-up Twist Systems. In 2018, she participated in the Data Science for Social Good program at the University of Chicago, where she developed a predictive model to identify individuals at high risk of long-term unemployment. In 2019, she was a finalist at the 2nd EPFL Engineering PhD Summit, being invited to present her PhD research at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. She served as a professor at the MBA in Big Data & Analytics at Fundação Getúlio Vargas in 2019 and 2020 and as a professor of basic technical and technological education at Colégio Pedro II.