Agri and Aquaculture

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Silvia Maria Fonseca Silveira Massruhá

Research and Development
Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuaria


She is holding a Ph.D. in Applied Computing at the National Institute for Space Research (2003) (INPE), Master in Computer Science from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (1996) from State University of Campinas (Unicamp) Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas (1988). Since 1989, she is a researcher at Embrapa Agricultural Informatics where she has coordinated projects in the area of ​​software engineering, artificial intelligence and computer science applied to agriculture with approximately 90 technical and scientific publications and 25 softwares in the areas of expert systems, abductive logic , fuzzy logic, machine learning, data mining and text applied to animal management and diagnosis of plant diseases. She is currently head of the Embrapa Agricultural Informatics (from july 2015) occuping the General Director position. She is also a member of the Embrapa Information Technology Steering Committee (CGTI) and since October 2016, a member of Embrapa's Strategy Management Committee (CGE). From August 2009 until March 2015, she occupied the position of Assistant Director of Research and Development of Embrapa Agricultural Informatics. President of the Brazilian Society of Information Technology in Agriculture - SBIAgro (2010-2011) and member of the Board of SBIAgro (2012-2013 / 2014-2015 / 2016-2017).

Research Interest

​​Software engineering, artificial intelligence and computer science applied to agriculture 

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