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Professor in the School of Technology at PUCRS University, in the south of Brazil. His current work focuses on distributed software development, agile methods for software development and software startups. He is mainly interested in how global software engineering impacts organizational decisions, how global software engineering interplays with agile methods, the use of agile methods to build high performance software development teams and software development process for software startups. He holds a PhD degree in computer science from PUCRS and was visiting professor at the University of Victoria, Canada, from 2006 to 2007. For three years, he served as the director of the Technology Management Agency (AGT) at PUCRS, managing the interaction between PUCRS and its partners (industry and government) for the development of R&D projects. Since December of 2013 he has served as the director of Tecnopuc (PUCRS’ science and technology park). He also leads one of the main research groups in distributed software development in Brazil (MuNDDoS research group). In 2011, he received the PhD innovation award, promoted by FAPERGS (the state of Rio Grande do Sul funding agency) for his innovative research on global software engineering, conducted in collaboration with companies at Tecnopuc.