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   Claudio Pinhanez
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Current Position

Research Scientist - IBM TJ Watson Research Center
Hawthorne, New York, 1999-

Ph.D., Media Arts & Sciences Program, MIT Media Laboratory
Thesis title: Representation and Recognition of Action in Interactive Spaces
Thesis advisor: Prof. Aaron Bobick
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1999

M.Comp.Sc., Dept. of Computer Science , Inst. of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1989

B.Math., Institute of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1985


Visiting Researcher - Sony - Computer Science Laboratory
Tokyo, Japan, summer 1998

Visiting Researcher - ATR - Media Integration and Communication Laboratory
Kyoto, Japan, summer 1996

Researcher - Dept. of Engineering, Osaka University
Osaka, Japan, 1991-1992

Assistant Professor - Dept. of Computer Science , University of Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1987-1993

Awards & Honors

HENAAC Most Promising Scientist with a Graduate Degree award.
Awarded by the Hispanic Engineers National Achievement Awards Conference (HENAAC). Austin, Texas. October 2003.

IEEE Mark Weiser Award for the best paper at IEEE PerCom'03. March 2003.

Best paper award at the 3rd Int.l Conference on Vision Systems (ICVS'03). April 2003.

Mombusho Scholarship, Ministry of Education of Japan, 1990-1992
For study of Japanese language and research in Japan.

MIT- Japan Program / Starr Foundation Scholarship, summers of 1996 and 1998
To conduct research in Japan.

Art & Design

Cyberstar’98 International Contest, May 1998, Germany
Finalist with the project Waltz No. 6.

It / I : a computerized theatrical performance, November 1997, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Concept, text, technology, and direction.

KidsRoom : an interactive environment for children, October 1996, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Music design; member of the system and story design team.


English, Spanish, Portuguese
good communication skills, basic reading and writing.

Resume available in PDF


Last update: 07/01/05

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