Rommel N Carvalho
Dr. Rommel N. Carvalho is the Manager of the Observatory of Public Spending at the Brazilian Office of the Comptroller General (CGU). He leads a team of 20 Data Scientists responsible for monitoring public expenses, finding fraud, and fighting corruption. He has recently received the second place in the 5th Chico Ribeiro Prize about Quality and Cost Information of Spending in the Public Sector. He finished his Postdoctoral at George Mason University (GMU) in the area of artificial intelligence, data mining, uncertainty, and knowledge discovery in May 2012. During the 3 years of his PhD, he was a Graduate Research Assistant in the Department of Systems Engineering and Operations Research at GMU, Virginia, USA. He received his Master in Computer Science and his Bachelor of Computer Science from University of Brasília (UnB), DF, Brazil, in 2008 and 2003, respectively. He has been working for CGU as an IT expert since 2005 and at UnB as a Professor on the Applied Computer Science Masters program since 2012, when it was created. One of the projects developed at Department of Research and Strategic Information (DIE), the Reference Price Database, won the first place on the CONIP 2013 Excellence Award in the category Management and Geographical Information Systems. With 13 years of experience in the area, he has produced more than 180 different technical outputs, including papers, book chapters, technical presentations, processes, among others.