About

The AI & Data Science research group at Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) is specialized in the application of artificial intelligence (AI) and data science (DS) to complex problems either related with a great volume of data or related with complex solution models.  We are experts in AI techniques such as machine learning, deep learning, recommender systems, monitoring systems, intelligent tutoring systems, computer vision.  Combining AI with DS empower solutions addressing:

  1. Data integration and knowledge acquisition from different data sources including unstructured data (textual);
  2. The lack of human experts, such as for medical diagnosis in remote areas or for designing the right amount of water and nutrients for agriculture areas;
  3. The need for systems that not only propose solutions, but it is able to explain them to be aligned with recent data protection laws;
  4. The need for efficient resource allocation.

The lab is a natural consequence of gathering a team with demonstrated experience in the development of AI systems and data science solutions.  Our team has experience in developing solutions for complex problems from the petroleum, bank, government, health and education industries.

We are constantly looking for other interesting opportunities for partnership University-Industry that benefit both sides and provide an opportunity to soar productivity.

The group is based within the Applied Computer Science in Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  We are located in Urca, very close to the sugar loaf, a touristic and safe neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro.  Our infrastructure includes high-speed network, computers, and space to host our team of professors, associate researchers, and students.  We also have active collaborations with universities and other institutes in Brazil, Portugal, Spain, and the United States.