Jorge Poco, Research Scientist

Associate Professor
Fundação Getulio Vargas
School of Applied Mathematics
Praia de Botafogo, 190, room 532 - Botafogo
Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brazil, 22250-900
jorge [dot] poco [at] fgv [dot] br
+55 (21) 3799 2306

I am an associate professor in the School of Applied Mathematics (EMAp) of Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV). Previously I was an assistant professor in the San Pablo Catholic University (UCSP) and a research associate in the UW Interactive Data Lab (IDL) at the University of Washington, working with Jeffrey Heer. I obtained my Ph.D. from the NYU Tandon School of Engineering in 2015 under the supervision of Claudio Silva. I also have an M.S. in Computer Science from the Instituto de Ciências Matemáticas e de Computação (ICMC) at the University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil-2010, and a B.E. in System Engineering from the National University of San Agustin (UNSA), Peru-2008.
As part of my professional life, I worked in zAgile Inc as a software engineer on 2008. I have done internships at Google Inc. (2008 and 2010), Kitware Inc (2011), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (2012), and Xerox Research (2013).

My research has focused on data visualization, data science, and machine learning. I have participated in projects on information visualization, scientific visualization, and visual analytics. My works include interdisciplinary collaborations that focused on developing novel visualization methods to enable both climate and urban data analysis. I also have an interest in techniques for automatic chart interpretation.