Simone Diniz Junqueira Barbosa

is Associate Professor at PUC-Rio, Brazil, where she obtained her M.Sc. and D.Sc. degrees in Computer Science. Her professional experience includes several years of consultancy in HCI and software design and development of commercial applications and web sites, as well as training and education. From 1999 to 2001, she worked as Associate Researcher at Tecgraf/PUC-Rio, in the area of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). In 2001, she joined the faculty at the Informatics Department of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses, and does research in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), as seen from a Semiotic Engineering perspective.
Level 2 researcher in CNPq, her current research interests involve: model-based interactive systems design; bridging HCI and software engineering; digital storytelling, increasing the quality of use (e.g. usability, communicability, accessibility) of interactive systems in diverse domains, by means of adaptation, analogy-making mechanisms, and other artificial intelligence techniques. She has received international research grants from Microsoft Research and Hewlett-Packard.
From 2005-2009, Prof. Barbosa was the head of the Semiotic Engineering Research Group laboratory. In 2010, she founded the IDEIAS lab. She has co-chaired or served in the program committee of various national and international conferences, including CHI, INTERACT, EICS, and IHC. In 2008 she has been appointed as the Brazilian Computer Society's representative in IFIP TC 13. In 2009 she has joined the Editorial Board for Elsevier's Interacting with Computers. In 2011 she joined the Advisory Board of IxD&A and the Education Comission of the Brazilian Computer Society. In 2012 she joined the editorial board for Springer's CCIS Series. She has also been for several years a member of IFIP TC 13 working groups WG 2.7/13.4 and WG 13.2.

Last update: february 2013