Alvaro A.A. Fernandes: Brief Details

I am a senior lecturer in the Information Management Group in the School of Computer Science of The University of Manchester. I joined the group in September 1998 as a lecturer. I was promoted in August 2005.

I hold the following degrees, a B.Sc. (I) in Economics (Rio de Janeiro, 1984), an M.Sc. (with distinction) in Knowledge-Based Systems (Edinburgh, 1990) and a Ph.D. in Computer Science (Heriot-Watt, 1995).

Since joining the University of Manchester, I have been awarded (jointly with collaborators in Manchester and elsewhere in the UK and in Europe) around ten research grants from the UK research councils and from the European Comission.

From 1974 to 1989 I held several positions in the information technology industry in Brazil.

I worked as a research associate in Database Research Group of the School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences at Heriot-Watt University from December 1990 until December 1995.

Between January 1996 and August 1998 I was a lecturer in computer science in the Department of Computing at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

A 2004 invitation by ScienceCareers (then called Next Wave), a weekly online publication that covers scientific training, career development, and the science job market, published by SCIENCE magazine and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, resulted in this potted life story, which adds background colour to the above facts.

I have been interviewed twice for features that appeared in Computação Brasil, a magazine published by the Sociedade Brasileira de Computação. Once for a special issue on e-science (Ed. 24, Dec 2006/JanFeb 2007, pp. 10-11, not online) and once on a UK perspective on computer science research (Ed. 27, Nov 2007, pp. 15-16,not online).

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