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Hi, my name is Kellyton Brito

Professor, Researcher and Software Developer.
Passionate about life, people, and getting things done.

Adjunct Professor at Department of Computing of Pernambuco Federal Rural University (UFRPE), PhD-c at Informatics Centre of Pernambuco Federal University (UFPE), leader of Open Data Brazil Lab and member of Assert Lab.

Passionate about making things work and seeing running code, I'm a highly motivated software researcher and developer, having a strong computer science background and over twenty years of experience in software development, which has always been combined with high-level scientific research. Eager to keep learning, this combination of research and practice led me to gracefully transition from pioneering research on mobile technologies (with palmtops!) to a Master thesis on mainframe legacy code reengineering (Natural/ADABAS). More recently, my focus is on Artificial Intelligence, especially the use of Machine Learning for predicting elections based on Social Media data. Having a position as Adjunct Professor at Pernambuco Federal Rural University, some of my recent public deployed web projects focus on analyzing and republishing open government data in a way that ordinary people can understand. Although I'm been a bit far removed from traditional software companies for some years, I believe that close relations between the Academy and Industry are the best way to achieve great results.

  • Ph.D. Candidate in Computer Science

    Informatics Center, Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE)
    Thesis: A Machine Learning Framework for Predicting Elections based on Social Media
    Research Area: Artificial Intelligence
    Advisor: Paulo Jorge Leitão Adeodato
  • M.Sc. in Computer Science

    Informatics Center, Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE)
    Master’s Thesis: LIFT: A Legacy InFormation retrieval Tool.
    Major fields: Software Engineering, Reengineering and Reverse Engineering, System Understanding, Software Reuse.
    Advisor: Silvio Meira. September, 2007.
  • B.Sc. in Computer Science

    Department of Computer Science, Federal University of Bahia (UFBA)
    Bachelor Monograph: Smart Mobile: A proposal for the integrarion of personal digital assistants and wireless networks in medical environment (in portuguese).
    Major fields: Mobile Computing, Software Architecture. Advisor: Ana Claudia Garcia. April, 2005

Most relevant Teaching and Work experiences. For academic outcomes, see Publications.

  • Adjunct Professor

    2011 – Present. Department of Computing, Rural Federal University of Pernambuco (UFRPE), Recife, Brazil
    Classes: Paradigms of Programming Languages, Software Projects, Theory of Computation, Introduction to Informatics
  • Assistant Professor

    2010 – 2011. Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL), Arapiraca, Brazil
    Classes: Introduction to Information Systems, Introduction to Information Technologies, Compilers, Computer Databases.
  • Assistant Professor

    2008 - 2010. Department of Exact Sciences, Feira de Santana State University (UEFS), Feira de Santana, Brazil
    Classes: Concepts of Programming Languages, Programming II (OO), Software Reuse.
  • Software Engineer

    2005 - 2008. C.E.S.A.R - Recife Center for Advanced Studies and Systems
    Worked as Team Leader and Software Engineer in many projects ranging from Reverse Engineering of legacy code to mobile development.
  • Lecturer

    2007 - 2008. Caruaru Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences and Letters (FAFICA)
    Classes: Object Oriented Programming, Visual Programming, New Technologies, Computer Networks
  • Software Developer

    2003 - 2005. Medicware Information Systems (now Pixeon)
    Responsible for the development of the first version of Smart Mobile, the mobile version (for Palmtops) of company Hospital Information System.

Selected award winners public projects

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Meu Congresso Nacional

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Cidadão Recifense

Selected publications. For the full list, please visit my Lattes.

Books

Journals

Conference Papers (free authorized download)

  • Predicting Brazilian and U.S. Elections with Machine Learning and Social Media Data ( More Info , Download )

    Brito, K.; Adeodato, P.
    International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), 2020, Glasgow (UK)
  • Social Media and Presidential Campaigns - Preliminary Results of the 2018 Brazilian Presidential Election ( More Info , Download )

    Brito, K.; Paula, N.; Fernandes, M.; Meira, S.
    In 20th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research, 2019, Dubai, UAE.
  • A Guiding Architecture and System for Making Crime Data Available in Brazil ( More Info , Download )

    Soares, E.; Burégio, V.; Delgado, A.; Brito, K.;
    In 18th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research, 2017, Staten Island, NY, USA.
  • Towards a taxonomy for security threats on the web ecosystem ( More Info , Download )

    Silva, C.; Batista, R.; Queiroz, R.; Garcia, V.; Silva, J.; Gatti, D.; Assad, R.; Nascimento, L.; Brito, K.; Miranda, P.;
    In: NOMS 2016 2016 IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium, 2016, Istanbul.
  • Assessing the Benefits of Open Government Data: The Case of Meu Congresso Nacional in Brazilian Elections 2014. ( More Info , Download )

    Brito, K. S.; Costa, M. A. S; Garcia, V. C.; Meira, S. R. L.;
    In 16th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research(dg.o), 2015, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
  • Brazilian smart cities: using a maturity model to measure and compare inequality in cities. ( More Info , Download )

    Afonso, R. A.; Brito, K. S.; Nascimento, C. H.; Garcia, V. C.; Alvaro, A.;
    In 16th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research(dg.o), 2015, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
  • Towards Government as a Social Machine ( More Info , Download )

    Buregio, V.; Brito, K. S.; Rosa, N.; Santos Neto, M.; Garcia, V. C.; Meira, S. R. L.;
    In The 3rd International Workshop on the Theory and Practice of Social Machines, a workshop at the 24th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW), Florence, Italy, 2015.
  • Experiences Integrating Heterogeneous Government Open Data Sources to Deliver Services and Promote Transparency in Brazil. ( More Info , Download )

    Brito, K. S.; Costa, M. A. S; Garcia, V. C.; Meira, S. R. L.;
    In 2014 IEEE 38th Annual International Computers, Software and Applications Conference, COMPSAC, 2014, Västerås, Sweden.
  • Brazilian Government Open Data: Implementation, Challenges, and Potential Opportunities. ( More Info , Download )

    Brito, K. S.; Costa, M. A. S; Garcia, V. C.; Meira, S. R. L.;
    In 15th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research(dg.o), 2014, Aguascalientes, México.
  • Using Parliamentary Brazilian Open Data to Improve Transparency and Public Participation in Brazil. ( More Info , Download )

    Brito, K. S.; Santos Neto, M.; Costa, M. A. S; Garcia, V. C.; Meira, S. R. L.;
    In 15th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research(dg.o), 2014, Aguascalientes, México.
  • How People Care about Their Personal Data Released on Social Media. ( More Info , Download )

    Brito, K. S.; Durao, F. A.; Garcia, V. C.; Meira, S. R. L.;
    In Eleventh Annual Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust (PST), 2013, Tarragona, Spain.

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  • Contact info

  • Departamento de Computação – DC
    Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco – UFRPE
    Rua Dom Manoel de Medeiros, s/n. Campus Dois Irmãos
    CEP: 52171-900 – Recife/PE – Brasil.

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