Associate Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Head of the Growing with Applied Metrics and Mindful Analysis Research Group (http://gamma.ufba.br). Permanent member of the Graduate Course of Industrial Engineering (PEI). Postdoctoral research fellow in Socio-Environmental Engineering, Hokkaido University (Apr 2003 to May 2005, Japan) and Visiting Scholar within the Center for Control Systems and Dynamics (2015) and the Adaptive Computing and Embedded Systems Lab (2020), University of California San Diego - UCSD (USA). Idealizer and coordinator of the Girls on Data Science Project and Data Science on Public Education Program (https://cienciadedadosep.wixsite.com/cienciadedados, https://reconhecendosalvador.ufba.br/); Co-founder of AI Inclusive Salvador (https://www.meetup.com/pt-BR/ai-inclusive-salvador/) and R-Ladies Salvador (https://www.meetup.com/pt-BR/rladies-salvador/).