II Vania Bogorny's
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Short Curriculum
07/2009 - now Professor at Instituto de Informática e Estatística, UFSC, Brazil
02/2008 - 05/2009 Post-Doctoral, Insitituto de Informática, UFRGS, Brazil
Financial Support: CAPES (PRODOC Program)
11/2006 - 01/2008 Post-Doctoral, Hasselt University, Belgium.
Financial Support: Hasselt University/GeoPKDD
10/2002 - 10/2006 Ph.D. in Computer Science at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, UFRGS, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Thesis: Enhancing spatial association rule mining in geographic databases.
Financial Support: CNPQ
09/2004 - 03/2005 University of Minnesota, Sandwich Program with prof. Shashi Shekhar)
Financial Support: CAPES
2001 M.Sc. in Computer Science at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, UFRGS, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil. Thesis: Providing support to topological integrity constraints to the OpenGIS Abstract Specification Model.
Financial Support: CNPQ
1995 B.S. in Computer Science at Universidade de Passo Fundo, UPF, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil. Thesis: Conceptual, logical, and physical design and implementation of a transportation information system
2001 3rd Best Paper at GIS-Brasil 2001. "Extending the OGC Abstract Specification Model to Support Topological Integrity Constraints".
2007 Best 2006 Brazilian PhD Thesis Award. "Enchancing Spatial Association Rule Mining in Geographic Databases". Awarded by the Brazilian Computer Society, 2007.
Scientific Activities  
2006 - now Program Committee Member : IEEE-STDM'2007, IEEE-SSTDM'2007, GeoInfo'2007, Webmedia'2007, IADIS'2008

Journal Reviewer: IJGIS, Transportation Research Part C, DKE

External Reviewr: ENIA'2007, ERDB'2008, IEEE-IV'2007.
Main Professional Activities  
2008 - now II/UFRGS: research fellow (PRODOC/CAPES)
Main Activities:
- data models and algorithms for spatio-temporal data mining, specially for moving object trajectories.
- semantics in data mining
- information retrieval
2006 - 2008 Hasselt University: research staff member
Main Activities:
- algorithms for spatio-tempral data mining
- data models for enriching trajectories with semantic information - semantic data mining
2000 - 2001 Brazilian Army (First Division of the Brazilian Army located in Porto Alegre): Systems Analyst
Main Activities:
- Object Oriented design and modeling of the Brazilian geographic space, following the UML notation, and using the Rational Rose toolkit.
- Implementation of topological integrity constraints in the Gothic DBMS, using the Lull programing language.
1997 - 1999 Mds Consultoria e Informática Ltda – Software House: Systems Analyst and DBA
Main Activities:
- INGRES database administrator (DBA) at: Trensurb (Metropolitan metro transportation system), Novo Hamburgo county government, Casa Lyra, Pallotti, and IMEC.
- Design and development of comercial automation systems.
1995 - 1997 Transportes Waldemar Ltda (Transportation Company, Carazinho-RS): Systems Analyst
Main Activities:
- Conceptual design and implementation of a transportation information system (database INGRES, Operational System Unix)
Research Projects Member  
2006-2007 GeoPKDD: Spatio-temporal and geo-referenced data are growing rapidly, because of the collection of telecom data from mobile phones and other location-aware devices, as well as the daily collection of transaction data through database systems, network traffic controllers, web servers, sensor networks, and so on. Concerning this new kind of data, the goal of the GeoPKDD project is to develop theory, techniques, and systems for geographic knowledge discovery, based on new privacy-preserving methods for extracting knowledge from large amounts of raw data referenced in space and time.
GeoPKDD is a European Project supported by the european union. The partners of the project are 8 universities: KDD-Lab/Italy, Hasselt University/Belgium, WUR/the Netherlands, EPFL/Switzerland, CTI/Greece, UNISAB/Turkey, and FIS/Germany. More information can be obtained from the project website www.geopkdd.eu
2002 GEOSIST: Geographic information system for the Health Department of the State Government of Rio Grande do Sul.
This project had the objective of analysing relationships of specific diseases with environmental accidents and environmental conditions around residential areas. The project resulted in a GIS designed with Rational Rose, following the UML notaton, and was implemented in PostGIS, PostgreSQL, MapServer, with the language Php.
1999 - 2000 SIGMODA: The project SIGMODA had the objective to investigate methodologies for geographic database design and modelling for Geographic Information Systems. One of the results of this project was the object oriented conceptual framework named GeoFrame, which has evolved to GeoFrame-T, with support to spatio-temporal data modeling. This framework has been the basis of many other projects in the geographic information context, as for instance, the object oriented conceptual model of the Brazilian Army (Primeira Divisão de Levantamento do Exército).
1998 - 1999 SINPLI: The project SINPLI had the objective to specify techniques based on workflow systems to provide support for business processes of the Fundação Estadual de Proteção Ambiental of the State of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil. A workflow information system was developed in order to automate the environmental license process, as well as to increase the control of environmental protection.

TRANSCOOP: The project TRANSCOOP had the objective to investigate new techniques for software development based on project management models and cooperative work. One of the results of this project was the conceptual model TransCoop-M. This model incorporates quality measures according to the ISO/IEC 9126 International standards and CMM (Capability Maturity Model).
Teaching experience  
2002 - 2004 Professor at Universidade Luterana do Brasil - ULBRA
     1. Software Engineering II (UML)
     2. Project Management
     3. Design and Conceptual Modeling of Object-Oriented Databases