is a full-time Associate Professor of Medical Physics and Biomedical Informatics at the Internal Medicine Department, University of Sao Paulo (USP), School of Medicine in Ribeirao Preto (FMRP), Brazil. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1986, 1990 respectively and his Ph.D. in Applied Physics in 1994 at the University of Sao Paulo. He had previously worked on medical imaging quality control, and, since, 1996, his research focuses on medical image processing. He had a research associate position at the University of Chicago in 2001 where he worked on medical image processing for computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) and content-based image retrieval (CBIR), under the supervision of Professor Kunio Doi. His main subject interest areas are CAD, CBIR, PACS (Picture Archive and Communication Systems) and Radiomics.