Nov 2012 Had his work awarded in the HPCwire Readers Choice Awards 2012. The work "Real-Time Risk Simulation: The GPU Revolution in Profit Margin Analysis" was selected among only 5 across the globe for the "Best use of HPC in financial services" with over 40% of the total reader votes cast. The selection process was public — HPC professionals voted on the candidates of their choice — and the awardees were announced at SC12 in Salt Lake City.
  • Readers' Choice for the "Best use of HPC in financial services" category:
    Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) on NVIDIA Fermi GPUs using CUDA
Further information can be found on ICHEC's press release, PRACE's press release, Tabor Communication's press release and on Business Post's article.

May 2012 Was awarded a Collaboration Grant by HiPEAC, the
European Network of Excellence on High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation. The Collaboration Grants, available to all PhD students and junior post-doctoral researchers, each provides €5,000 for a 3-month collaborative visit to another institution. On the 2012 call for submissions, HiPEAC only issued 20 grants for all disputing HiPEAC members.

Aug 2011 Is a PRINCE2 Registered Practitioner
by APMG-International. PRINCE2 is a structured project management methodology that can be easily tailored to all types of projects. APMG is a global accreditation body and the official PRINCE2 accreditor worldwide.
  • Foundation examination: August 31, 2011
  • Practitioner examination: September 02, 2011
  • Expiry date: August 31, 2016
The list of successful candidates can be queried here.

Dec 2010 Won the "Professor Átila Augusto Freitas de Almeida" Award, for having had the best academic performance among all Computer Science graduates, and the second best academic performance among graduates of all Exact Science courses on semester 2010.2 at Federal University of Campina Grande.
  • Final GPA: 8.74 (in a scale from 0 to 10)
Further information can be found at the University's press release.

Nov 2009 Scored one of the 10 best grades in POSCOMP 2009,

the Brazilian exam for admission to graduate programmes in Computer Science. POSCOMP is applied by the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC) in all regions of Brazil, as well as in Colombia and Peru.
  • National average: 28.67 points (standard deviation: 9.17 points)
  • Obtained grade: 56 points (out of 70 points)
Further information can be found at the University's press release and the course's news item.

Oct 2009 Is entitled a Certified Tester, Foundation Level (CTFL) by the
International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB)
, one of the
most recognised entities for accrediting qualified professionals in the
area of Software Testing.
  • Certificate No. 09-CTFL-00594-BR
The list of successful candidates at CTFL 2009 can be found at BSTQB's website.