Professor of the Department of Computer Science at the COPPE Institute from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) since 1994, where she leads the Distributed Database Research Group. She has received the D.Sc degree from UFRJ. Dr. Mattoso has been active in the database research community for thirty years and her current research interests include distributed and parallel data processing, data management aspects of scientific workflows and bioinformatics. She is the principal investigator in research projects in those areas, with funding from several agencies, including CNPq, CAPES, FAPERJ, FINEP and INRIA. Her current projects include the development and implementation of distributed data solutions to manage many task computing in parallel for multicore architectures including cloud environments. Oil & Gas and Bioinformatics experiments have been used to evaluate these solutions. She is a CNPq research fellow (Level 1B). She is a member of ACM, IEEE and the Brazilian Computer Society. She has served in program committees of international conferences, and is a regular reviewer of several indexed international journals.