Our new contact for Brazil is Gilberto Cysneiros Filho (Computer Science PhD 2011):
"From an early age, when I received a Tk85 (the equivalent of a Sinclair ZX81 produced in Brazil) as a Christmas gift, computers have fascinated me. As a result of this, I spent endless hours in front of a computer.
At 15, I enrolled on a university foundation degree in Electronics, a large part of which was focused on computer hardware. Having successfully completed this degree, I decided to pursue my love of this field further by undertaking a BSc in Computer Science, which I followed up with an MSc in Computer Science. With my enthusiasm still in place, I decided to start one more degree, this time a PhD in Computing at City University in 2002, which I finished in 2011. At the moment, I am working as Lecturer at Federal Rural University of Pernambuco.
My teaching experience started in Brazil, where I worked at the Department of Computing, Federal University of Pernambuco as a teaching assistant, and at the Department of Computing, Salgado Oliveira University (UNIVERSO), as a visiting lecturer. In industry, I worked at C.E.S.A.R. (Recife Center for Advanced Studies and Systems) as a process engineer.
My plan as international contact of the City University London alumni group is to promote the university in Brazil and give information about City University London to people that wish to take a course".