THE ADVENTURES OF A BRAZILIAN COMPUTER SCIENTIST: Artificial intelligence, Fulbright and beyond
Jessica Sena is a Fulbright Visiting Researcher at the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at the University of Florida. She is a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil. She is currently working with human activity recognition based on wearable sensors applied to health care. Jessica has a Master’s degree in Computer Science and a Bachelor’s in Information Systems and has worked on R&D projects of her lab in partnership with companies in Brazil, such as Petrobras and Samsung. Jessica’s research interests include wearable sensors, computer vision, smart surveillance, health care, and machine learning applications focusing on visual and sensor pattern recognition.