BRDC - Team

Karin Breitman, DSc BRDC General Manager and EMC Vice President

Karin Breitman

Before joining the BRDC, Dr. Karin Breitman worked as a Professor in the Informatics Department of Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). She is the author of over 80 research papers presented at conferences and published in scientific journals, as well as the recently published books "Video Processing in the Cloud" and "Patterns, Programming and Everything", by Springer Verlag. She has received many awards and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Brazilian Computation Society, the Practitioners Board of ACM, IFIP and IEEE. She has received research grants from public and private companies, including NASA, CNRS, IBM, Hewlett Packard and Microsoft. Her research focuses on Software Engineering and their applications to knowledge representation, Linked Data, Semantic Web and Cloud Computing.

Angelo Ciarlini, DSc Research Director

Angelo Ciarlini

Dr. Ciarlini has a PhD in Computer Science and has responsibility for overseeing all researchers and research projects being conducted by the BRDC. He is very active in the local research community and has a broad network established with Universities, Government Agencies, Research Institutes, and industry groups. Prior to joining the BRDC, Angelo was a Professor at the Federal University of the State of Rio where he was instrumental in helping to build the Information Systems Undergraduate and Graduate Programs. In addition, he conducted active research on Databases and Artificial Intelligence and taught both undergrad and graduate level courses. Angelo has been conducting applied research in the areas of Databases, Logic and Artificial Intelligence, complex data structures, knowledge and reasoning representation, Simulation, Planning and Decision Support. He has authored over 50 research papers presented at conferences and published in journals.

Timothy Voyt Business Director

Timothy Voyt

Mr. Timothy Voyt is a seasoned business executive with more than 22 years of experience in providing technology and services to the Oil & Gas industry, both domestically and internationally. Mr. Voyt joined EMC in 2005 as the Oil and Gas Director where he had global responsibility for all aspects of the EMC’s Global Oil & Gas Program. Most recently, Mr. Voyt joined EMC’s Brazil R&D Center leadership team to help create and build the leading Big Data Oil & Gas Research Institute in the world. Prior to joining EMC, Mr. Voyt served as Executive Vice President of Operations for Tobin International where he had operational accountability for all of Tobin’s Data Products, Software Products, Services, and International Operating Divisions. Mr. Voyt also spent 10 years with Landmark Graphics / Halliburton building and managing pre- and post sales services businesses within North America, Europe, Africa, and Russia.

Fred Arruda Operations Director

Fred Arruda

A graduate in Computer Science from Catholic University of Pernambuco, Fred has a specialization in Finance at IBMEC-RJ, a specialization in Marketing from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV), and an MBA in Business Management with emphasis on Strategy. Since 1991, he has served as an executive with several companies, having worked in the financial, telecommunications, and health technology sectors. In the area of innovation, he was Superintendent of CESAR (Center for Advanced Studies and Systems of Recife) for 10 years, served as a Director of Innovation for Oi, and was manager of the Fund NascenTI (investment in innovative startups in Rio de Janeiro). Between 1984 and 1990 he worked as a programmer and systems analyst in the industrial and financial sectors. In EMC R&D Center he is the Operations Director, with responsibility for back office, finance and contracting operations.

Ana Oliveira, MSc Research Manager, Analytics

Ana Oliveira, MSc

Ana Oliveira has extensive experience in applied statistics in the areas of Planning and Analysis research, deployment methodologies, optimization and process control, participating in over 40 projects in the petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries. Currently her research focus is the application of statistical techniques, classical and / or modern large databases for classification, feature extraction and construction of predictive models. Ana is also the coordinator of the CEE 83, Comissão de Estudo Especial de Aplicações e Métodos Estatísticos of ABNT/ONS-34, Organismo de normalização setorial de petróleo. Prior to joining the BRDC, Ana worked at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica (PUC-Rio) first in the Department of Electrical Engineering and in recent years in the Department of Mathematics.