I am currently the Head of Research at Scicrop (www.scicrop.com) , an agricultural start-up located in Sao Paulo, Brazil. I conducted my doctoral research at LIAAD-INESC-TEC under the supervision of Prof. Luis Torgo. I undertook my postdoctoral work at the University of Sao Paulo under the supervision of Prof Alneu Lopes. I have also been an Senior Research Fellow and adjunct lecturer at the National University of Ireland Galway. My research areas are probabilistic reasoning as well as text mining for the agricultural and financial domains.