Brazil Data Cube project team

Coordination


Karine Reis Ferreira

Researcher

Karine Reis Ferreira is PhD in Applied Computer by the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), Brazil. She works at INPE since 2003 on researching in geoinformatics and on geographic information systems (GIS) development. She is professor of the Applied Computer Graduate Course at INPE and her main research topic is representation, processing and analysis of big spatiotemporal data and temporal GIS development.

Gilberto R. de Queiroz

Researcher

MSc. and PhD in Applied Computing from INPE, researcher at INPE’s since 2003 in geoinformatics developing geographic information systems (GIS). Since 2005, he has been an Associate Professor of spatial databases at INPE, focused on the development of geotechnologies.

Brazil Data Cube

The objective of the project is to create multidimensional data cubes ready for analysis from medium resolution images of Earth observation satellites, for the entire Brazilian territory and generate land use and land cover information from these data cubes using learning analysis and time series analysis of satellite images.

Researchers


Claudio Almeida

Researcher

Graduated in Agronomy (UFRRJ), MSc. in Remote Sensing (INPE) and PhD in Geomatics (Université de Montpellier, France). Senior technologist at INPE, is currently Coordinator of Amazon Monitoring Program and other Biomes. Operates in Amazon Rainforest Monitoring and transfer of Forest Monitoring Technology to tropical countries.

Gilberto Camara

Researcher

Researcher on Geoinformatics, GIScience, and Land Use Science in the Image Processing Division of INPE, Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research. He is currently Director of the Secretariat of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), where is working to develop Open Science practices to help developing nations to use Earth observation data for improving societal well-being and sustainable development practices.

Ieda Del’Arco

Researcher

Agronomist (ESALQ / USP), MSc in Remote Sensing (INPE) and PhD in Earth Science (Massey University, New Zealand). Researcher at INPE’s Remote Sensing Division.

Leila Fonseca

Researcher

Works at INPE since 1985. Electrical Engineer, MSc Electrical Engineer and Computing (ITA) and PhD Applied Computing (INPE). Has experience in Computer Science, PDI, acting mainly in Remote Sensing with emphasis on land user and cover mapping, radiometric evaluation and correction of satellite images, multi-resolution and multi-temporal images analysis, images analysis based on objects, time series and data mining.

Lubia Vinhas

Researcher

Bachelor in Computer Science with PhD in Geoinformatics. Researcher at INPE since 1997 and currently Head of the Earth Observation General-Coordination. She is a professor and advisor in INPE’s Applied Computer Program. Her research interests are geographic databases, Remote Sensing applied for land user and land cover mapping and big data mining platforms.

Luis Maurano

Researcher

Graduated in Computer Science ( Mackenzie University) and MSc in Remote Sensing (INPE). Senior technologist at INPE’s Image Processing Division.

Pedro Andrade

Researcher

Graduated in Computer Science form UFLA, MSc in Informatics from UFPR and PhD in Applied Computer from INPE. Since 2009 is a technologist at INPE’s Earth System Science Center. He is the main head of development of the TerraME modeling platform. Has experience in Computer Science, focusing on Social Simulation, Geoinformatics and Environmental Modeling.

Ricardo Cartaxo

Researcher

Graduated in Electronic Engineer from ITA. Senior technologist at INPE’s Image Processing Division with a 40-year experience developing in Geoinformatics software.

Thales S. Körting

Researcher

Researcher at INPE, PhD in Remote Sensing, with MSc in Applied Computer (both titles obtained form INPE). Also is a computer engineer from FURG. He works with segmentation and classification of remote sensing images, multi-temporal analysis, data mining and artificial intelligence.

Associate Researchers


Alber Sanchez

Researcher

Alber has an MSc in Geoinformatics from the University of Munster, Germany and PhD in Earth System Science from INPE. He has experience on software development and project management on Geoinformatics. He is interested in GIscience, big data, semantics, interoperability, and spatial data infrastructures.

Alana Neves

Researcher

Alana is environmental engineer and has MSc and PhD degrees in Remote Sensing from INPE. Her main research topics are geoprocessing, digital image processing, data mining, time series, land use and land cover (especially in Amazon and Cerrado biomes), Machine Learning and Deep Learning.

Felipe Souza

Researcher

Graduated in Analysis and Systems Development at the Faculty of Technology of São José dos Campos. Currently a master’s student in Applied Computing at the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) and collaborator of the Brazil Data Cube project.

Michel Chaves

Researcher

Michel Chaves is a postdoctoral researcher at INPE, and his research themes for the Brazil Data Cube Project are: vegetation indices, phenological metrics, and land use/land cover mapping. Geographer (Federal University of Alfenas, UNIFAL-MG) and Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering (Federal University of Lavras, UFLA), Michel has experience with remote sensing applied in agrarian and environmental thematics.

Rolf Simões

Researcher

Rolf has a MSc in Complex System Modeling at University of São Paulo (USP) and PHD at Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research on Applied Computing. He has experience in software development since 1997, project management, geotechnology development and machine learning models for scientific and geospatial applications. His research interests include machine learning, geoinformatics, time series analysis of satellite images and scientific software development. Proficient in the programming languages R, Python, C, C ++ and PL / SQL.

Development Team


Abner Anjos

Systems Developer

Senior Student in Systems Analysis and Development at Faculty of Technology of Sao Paulo (FATEC). Web developer for geographic data applications using Angular, PostGIS, Geoserver, Java, Python Flask, Django e Jupyter Notebook, as well programming and databases knowledges.

Claudinei Carmago

Systems Developer

Postgraduate degree in Web Systems Development (2013) and graduation in Computer Science from the Salesiana University of Lorena (2007). He has experience in Computer Science, with an emphasis on Web Development

Fabiana Zioti

Systems Developer

Bachelor in computer science by IFSULDEMINAS. Currently a master’s student in Applied Computing by INPE in the geoinformatics area and geographic databases, and developer on the Brazil Data Cube Project.

Gabriel Sansigolo

Systems Developer

Technician in Computing with emphasis on Web Design and Technologist in System Analysis and Development with MSc in Applied Computing by the National Institute for Space Research (INPE). Currently is developer on the Brazil Data Cube Project.

Jeferson Arcanjo

Systems Developer

Graduated in Computing from University of Vale do Paraíba and MSc in Computer Science from Federal University of São Paulo. Has experience in Computing focusing (with emphasis) on geographic information systems (GIS) and satellite images processing systems and stations. Currently is developer on the Brazil Data Cube Project.

Raphael Costa

Systems Developer

Graduated in Systems Analysis and Development at FATEC São José dos Campos. Has experience in spatial databases and developing web services for geographic information systems (GIS). Currently is developer on the Brazil Data Cube Project.

Rennan Marujo

Systems Developer

Graduated in Computer Science from Federal University of Lavras, with MSc in Remote Sensing and PhD in Applied Computer, both titles obtained from INPE. Currently is developer on the Brazil Data Cube Project.

Project Management


Luciana Mamede

Geoprocessing Specialist

Architect and Urbanist with an MBA in Project Management. She has experience in implementation and management of geotechnology projects focused on urban and environmental areas, funded with national and international resources.

PhD students


Leonardo Vieira

PhD student

Graduated in computer science by IFSULDEMINAS, master and PHD student in Applied Computer by INPE, in the area of geographic databases and geoinformatics.

Lucas Oldoni

PhD student

Lucas is a PhD student in Remote Sensing at INPE. He is an Agricultural Engineer and has a MSc in Agricultural Engineering. He works in remote sensing for agricultural monitoring.

Marcos Lima Rodrigues

PhD student

Bachelor in Scientific Computing by UNITAU (2006), specialization in Technologies and Information Systems by Federal University of ABC (2015). Master and PhD student in Applied Computing at INPE (2018). Experience in Geosciences, with an emphasis on Meteorology and Remote Sensing.

Rogério Flores Júnior

PhD student

Graduated in environmental engineering from the State University of Maringá (UEM). Master in Remote Sensing by INPE in water quality, emphasizing algorithms for estimating water components. Currently, is a Ph.D. student in applied computing at INPE.

Vitor Gomes

PhD student

Master and PhD student in Applied Computing at INPE and, since 2014, researcher at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IEAv / DCTA). Since 2016, together with INPE’s Geoinformatics group, it has carried out research on Matrix Database Management Systems and platforms for the management and analysis of large volumes of Earth observation data.

Master Degree Students


Baggio L. C. Silva

Master Degree Student

Bachelor’s Degree in Computational Mathematics from Universidade Federal Fluminense. He has experience and interest in Image Processing. He has knowledge of programming languages such as: C / C ++, Java, Python, R, Shell Script, and High Performance Computing. He is currently a Master’s student in Applied Computing at the National Institute for Space Research (INPE)

Felipe Carlos

Master Degree Student

Analysis and Development Technologist, with experience in computer network infrastructure and spatial data processing with Python and R. Currently a master’s student in Applied Computing at the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) and collaborator of the Brazil Data Cube project.

Gabriel Koyama

Master Degree Student

Graduated in Systems Analysis and Development from the FATEC (2019). He has experience in web development for remote sensing geographic information systems (GIS) applications and creation of projects using artificial intelligence. Currently a master’s student in the postgraduate program in Applied Computing at the National Institute for Space Research (INPE).

Yuri Domaradzki

Master Degree Student

Graduated in Systems Analysis and Development at Federal Institute of São Paulo. Computer Science, with an emphasis on Analysis and Systems Development. He is currently a master’s student in Applied Computing at the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) and collaborator of the Brazil Data Cube project.

Former Members


<strong>Anderson Soares</strong>
Anderson Soares

Was a collaborator of the project between
June 1, 2019 to Dec 31, 2020.

<strong>José Guilherme Fronza</strong>
José Guilherme Fronza

Was a collaborator of the project between
Feb 1, 2020 to Apr 30, 2021.

<strong>Matheus Zaglia</strong>
Matheus Zaglia

Was a collaborator of the project between
Mar 1, 2020 to May 28, 2021.

<strong>Michelle Picoli</strong>
Michelle Picoli

Was a collaborator of the project between
Jan 1, 2019 to Jan 31, 2021.

<strong>Rodrigo Brito Ferreira</strong>
Rodrigo Brito Ferreira

Was collaborator of the project between
June 1, 2020 to Mar 1 , 2021.

<strong>Carlos Alberto Noronha</strong>
Carlos Alberto Noronha

Was a collaborator of the project between
May 20, 2019 to Aug 20, 2021.

<strong>Lorena Santos</strong>
Lorena Santos

Was a collaborator of the project between
Mar 1, 2020 to Oct 31, 2021.