Graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (1974), Master’s in Computer Science from COPPE-Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (1978) and Ph.D. in Information Systems from University of East Anglia (1986). Sabbatical at CERN from 1989 to 1993 (3 months a year).
Researches and teaches in Computer Science, focusing on the following subjects: Knowledge Management, Social Networks, CSCW, and Futures Studies. Founder and Head of the Future LAB. Has supervised more than 30 PhD theses and around 100 MSc. dissertations. Published more than 500 complete papers in journals or conferences.