IEEE Latin-American Conference on Communications
30 November–2 December 2022 // Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

YP Session




November 30, 2022 | 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM



This registration is for the Young Professionals (YP) and Women in Communications Engineering (WICE) workshop sessions ONLY, and does not include access to the LatinCom 2022 conference. If you wish to register for the LatinCom 2022 confernece, click here.


Event Agenda (In-person Workshop)

Topic Speaker Timing (BRT)
Welcome and speaker’s presentation Dr. Pedro Cruz 9:30h – 9:40h
Research and innovation toward network evolution for future applications Dr. Dianne Scherly Varela de Medeiros 9:40h – 10:20h
Opportunities for Research & Development in Digital Healthcare Dr. Débora Christina Muchaluat-Saade 10:20h – 11:00h
Coffee-break 11:00h – 11:30h
Data Science in Navi’s Investment Process Antonio Lobato 11:30h – 12:15h
YP Networking session 12:15h – 13:00h


Dianne Scherly Varela de Medeiros is currently a professor at the Department of Telecommunications Engineering at Federal Fluminense University (UFF). She received her D.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (COPPE/UFRJ), Brazil, in 2017. In 2016, she was in exchange at the Laboratoire d’Informatique de Paris 6 (LIP6), at Sorbonne Université, Campus Pierre et Marie Curie, in Paris. Dianne received her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Telecommunications Engineering from Federal Fluminense University, Brazil. She coordinates projects funded by CNPq, RNP, and the City Hall of Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, focusing on the research and development of cloud computing and Internet of Things solutions based on machine learning. Her publications and main research interests cover wireless networks, vehicular networks, complex networks, the Internet of Things, and smart cities.


Débora Christina Muchaluat-Saade is a full Professor at the Department of Computer Science of Fluminense Federal University (UFF). She holds a Computer Engineer bachelor’s degree (1992), MsC in Computer Science (1996) and PhD in Computer Science (2003) from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). She was the vice-Dean of the Graduate Program in Computing at UFF from 2017 to 2021 and was the Dean of the Undergraduate Program in Computer Systems Technology from 2014 to 2019. She was the coordinator of the Special Committee on Computing Applied to Healthcare (CE-CAS) of the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC) from 2017 to 2019. She founded the MídiaCom Research Lab ( in 2003 and is one of the lab deans. She is a member of the technical committee and a member of the Council of the Brazilian Digital TV Forum. Her research interests are multimedia, computer networks, wireless networks, smart grids, IoT, interactive digital TV and digital healthcare. She has contributed to the development of NCL (Nested Context Language) and Ginga-NCL, used in the Brazilian Digital TV Standard (ABNT NBR 15606-2) and IPTV services (ITU-T H.761).


Antonio Lobato is currently a partner and CTO at Navi, he has been responsible for the Data Science team since 2019. Before that, he worked for three years at Banco BOCOM BBM in areas such as Data Science and Quantitative Research. Furthermore, he also managed a multidisciplinary IT team. He has a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from COPPE / UFRJ with publications in national and international conferences. He graduated in first place in Electronic and Computer Engineering at UFRJ.




Pedro Cruz is a Computer and Information engineer from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), with an undergrad internship at Maastricht University. Pedro was invited to develop his PhD thesis without a master degree at Grupo de Teleinformática e Automação, at COPPE/UFRJ, with a 1-year internship at LIP6/Sorbonne Université. He also spent 1 year working at Inria Paris-Saclay, as a research engineer.

Pedro Cruz is currently an Associate Professor (Professor Adjunto) at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), teaching digital circuits and researching computer networks at Grupo de Teleinformática e Automação (GTA/COPPE/UFRJ). His research interests are mobile networks, Internet of Things, and edge computing.