– Dr. Ronaldo Menezes, Florida Tech assistant professor of computer sciences, received a $70,000 knowledge transfer grant
from the Brazilian government to develop research in the areas of swarm intelligence and genetic algorithms, and their relation to software engineering,
especially to software testing.
The grant funds his stay in a research institute in Fortaleza, Brazil, the country’s fifth largest city, where he will work from now through July 2006. It
also funds stipends for three Brazilian graduate students.
“I expect this work to be very fruitful for my research and the research developed in the Florida Tech Vision & Bio-inspired Computing Research Lab. I
also hope to form stronger links between Florida Tech and the three universities in the Fortaleza area,” said Menezes.
Menezes, who earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Fortaleza in 1992, also earned a master’s degree in computer science
from State University of Campinas in São Paolo, Brazil, and a doctoral degree in computer science from the University of York, United Kingdom.