I’m Déborah and I believe that the search for the right problem is a key factor to build something great! Because of that I like to learn things from many fields besides Computer Science (Design, Business and Psychology for example).

I think I do my best work when I create and develop ideas that connect things from different areas, like that time I won the Azure Machine Learning Award by using a model to help kids with math. Or when I created an app to develop the suburbs of my city (Recife, Brazil) using tourism and was admitted into the MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp.

I’m currently studying for a master’s degree in Computer Science and the goal of my research is to spark new collaboration opportunities between researchers from different fields. Our tools for doing that are Natural Language Processing and Data Visualization.

I like to pick new gigs and projects based on four things: projects that are meaningful; projects that make sense; projects that have something that resonates with who I am; and projects where I will be able to learn and grow from. 😁