Fernando Proença presented his dissertation defense at 3:00 pm in the Prof. Mauro Biajiz Auditorium.

Renata Tsuruda presented her dissertation defense at 3:00 pm in the Room 4.

Francisco Pirolla presented his dissertation defense at 2:30 pm in the Prof. Mauro Biajiz Auditorium.

Claudia Amadeu presented her qualification exam at 2:30 pm in the Room 4.

Rodrigo Ayres presented his dissertation defense at 2:00 pm in the Teaching Laboratory VI.

Arturo Baldárrago presented his dissertation defense at 9:30 am in the Prof. Mauro Biajiz Auditorium.

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UFSCar Database Group (GBD)



The UFSCar Database Group has been conducting relevant research on advanced database issues since 1991, contributing to graduate qualified researchers and industry professionals in database and information systems areas. See more details in CNPq Research Groups Directory – GBD/UFSCar



The mission of the UFSCar GBD is to be the reference in teaching and research on database area in Brazil and South America by providing appropriate research laboratories and by producing quality scientific publications, besides raising human resource in scientific initiation, master and doctorate level to meet the demand of database professionals in academia and industry.


The UFSCar Database Group, including Professors, Researchers, PhD, MSc and Undergraduate students, generally meets once a week. The scheduled meetings can be seen in "Meeting".

Current Research

  • The development of new algorithms and index structures for complex data types.
  • The storage, manipulation and retrieval of geographical and spatial data, semi-structured data (such as XML), biological data (such as genome) and data stored in warehouses.
  • The study of the application of ontologies for efficient query processing and data integration.
  • The development of data mining algorithms based on fuzzy-logic and ontologies.


Industrial and Academic Partners and Joint Initiatives

The UFSCar Database Group, through extension projects as the ones firmed with IBM and Microsoft, interacts with the software industry. These companies yield hardware, software and grant scholarship for students. New joint initiatives aims at applying the results of data warehousing and data mining research on medical data, such as sickle cell disease data.