Our Team

The minds behind project.


Luis Felipe Coimbra Costa
Researcher and PhD Student Coope/UFRJ Future Laboratory and Ludes Ludes Laboratory

Luis Felipe Coimbra Costa, is a PhD student in Systems and Computer Engineering at COPPE/UFRJ, coordinator of the research line Government at the Laboratory of the Future, member of the Ludes Laboratory and visiting researcher at the Games Laboratory and the mathematics department of Instituto Superior Técnico. – IST, Lisbon, Portugal. He is currently working on flipped classroom research, learning self-regulation, gamification, games, and STEM learning related subjects. Throughout his career he has helped and collaborated with different projects and initiatives related to Free Software, he was Coordinator of Technological Innovations and Director of Governance and Information Systems at the Secretariat of Logistics and Information Technology of the Brazilian Government.


Ana Moura Santos
Assistant Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico

Graduated in Mathematical Physics at the University of Moscow, she holds a master’s degree (1995) and a doctorate (1999) in Applied Mathematics from Técnico, where she began teaching in 1987 – first in the Department of Physics and, since 1993, in the Department of Mathematics. She develops research in the area of Operator Theory and Functional Analysis with applications to Physics-Mathematics, and has also developed work on pedagogical issues, namely in e-learning projects in the area of Mathematics. She spends most of her free time in dance-related activities, currently practising Sevillanas and Flamenco and participating in dance technology projects.


Geraldo Xexéo
Professor Coope/UFRJ Ludes

Graduated in Electronic Engineering from Instituto Militar de Engenharia (1988) and PhD in Systems and Computer Engineering from Instituto Alberto Luiz Coimbra for Graduate Studies and Research in Engineering (1994). His full name is Geraldo Bonorino Xexéo. Since 1995 he has been a professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He works at the DCC, where he is assigned, and at the PESC / COPPE, where he is a Full Professor. As of November 2020, he has supervised 66 master's dissertations and 23 doctoral theses. He was, for 4 years, coordinator of the CFSP. He was also vice-coordinator and academic vice-coordinator. He organised the 2001 SBES and SBBD, along with several workshops. For a few months in 1995 he was an adjunct professor at UFF.


Larissa Galeno
Graduating in Computer Science at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and intern in the scientific research area at IBM.

Her interest in technology comes from childhood because of her taste for electronic games and, with that, she joined the CC course in 2016 in order to fulfill her dream of working in the area. In college, she participated in several projects and groups, such as Empresa Júnior (EJCM) and was also able to found the Minerv @ s Digital project, which aims to bring diversity to the computing course. She is currently at the end of her degree and has focused her studies towards the areas of software engineering and data science.


Luciana Nascimento
Computer Scientist, Master in Applied Computing and PhD in Systems and Computer Engineering

Computer Scientist graduated from UFPA (2003), Master in Applied Computing from UFPA (2007) and PhD in Systems and Computer Engineering from COPPE/UFRJ (2019). She is currently a postdoctoral researcher at COPPE / UFRJ in the project "CAPES TecnoDigital-Digital Technologies for Monitoring, Mapping and Control of Outbreaks, Endemics, Epidemics and Pandemics". She also leads the software development team at Ioasys, a digital transformation company of Alpagartas S.A.


Yuiri Lima
Production Engineer, Master in Production Engineering and PhD in Systems and Computer Engineering .

Production Engineer graduated from UERJ (2013), Master in Production Engineering from COPPE/UFRJ (2016) and PhD in Systems and Computer Engineering from COPPE/UFRJ (2021). He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at COPPE / UFRJ in the project "COVID-19 and Automation: a model to support the professional transition of unemployed workers". In 2016, he helped found the Laboratory of the Future (COPPE / UFRJ), a group of more than 20 researchers interested in exploring topics such as the future of cities, government, science and work. There, he coordinates the research line "Future of Work", which involves topics such as the impact of automation in Brazil, new ways of working, prospecting future work scenarios, algorithmic management, technological assessment and professional requalification. In 2019, he founded LABORe, a social impact business that uses data science to help public managers, companies and individuals make better decisions in the world of work. He also serves as Advisor to the Board of Directors of Lemobs, a startup that provides software for public management.


Gisele Hollanda Cavalcanti
Journalist, specialized in Digital Marketing

Journalist at FACHA, Faculdades Integradas Hélio Alonso, specialized in Digital Marketing at Polo Criativo and producer of digital content and social media at the Heroic Journeys Project. Public knowledge comes from interviews and don't be surprised if she wants a conversation to improve our media management.