Eli Cortez - Senior Software Engineer
working in Azure Compute, Cloud & Enterprise
@ Microsoft.

About Me

I am a Senior Software Engineer (Machine Learning Specialist) working in Microsoft Azure Compute. Previously, I worked at Microsoft Research, OneDrive and Xbox. I'm also founder and active contributor of PoliticalNews.org. Check it out and consider joining us!

Before moving to US, I co-founded a startup called Neemu E-Commerce Technologies where I worked as a Chief Scientist from 2009 to 2013. I obtained my Ph.D. in Computer Science at Universidade Federal do Amazonas/Brazil (2012). My PhD Thesis was awarded as the Best Computer Science Thesis by the Brazilian Computer Society in 2013. Besides, it received an Honorable Mention in CAPES (Ministry of Education - Brazil) Thesis Award 2013, as one of the top 3 Doctorate Thesis in Computer Science in Brazil. My research interests include information extraction, data mining and machine learning.

Research

ICDE 2016
International Conference on Data Engineering

ICE: Managing Cold State for Big Data Applications

UFAM - PhD Thesis 2012

Unsupervised Information Extraction by Text Segmentation


AMW Workshop 2012

Methods and Techniques for Information Extraction by Text Segmentation

JASIST 2011

Lightweight methods for Large-Scale Product Categorization


SBBD 2011

Methods and Techniques for Information Extraction by Text Segmentation


ACM SIGMOD 2010

ONDUX: on-demand unsupervised learning for information extraction


SBC CTD 2010

A flexible approach for extracting metadata from bibliographic citations


SBBD 2009

Adaptable Record Blocking using Genetic Programming


ACM/IEEE JCDL 2007

FLUX-CiM: flexible unsupervised extraction of citation metadata


PVLDB 2015
Very Large Data Bases Conference

Annotating Database Schemas to Help Enterprise Search

ACM SIGMOD 2011

Joint Unsupervised Structure Discovery and Information Extraction.


ACM/IEEE JCDL 2011

Building a Research Social Network from an Individual Perspective


JIDM 2011

On Using Wikipedia to Build Knowledge Bases for Information Extraction by Text Segmentation


ACM SIGMOD IDAR 2010

Unsupervised strategies for information extraction by text segmentation


WWW 2009

Automatically filling form-based web interfaces with free text inputs


ACM SIGMOD 2008 - Undergraduate Posters

A Flexible Approach for Extracting Metadata from Bibliographic Citations

WIDM 2007

FleDEx: flexible data exchange


SBBD 2006

Data and metadata extraction in semi-structured text using HMMs


SBC CTD 2013

Unsupervised Information Extraction by Text Segmentation


PVLDB 2011
Very Large Data Bases Conference

A Probabilistic Approach for Automatically Filling Form-Based Web Interfaces


SBBD 2011

Unsupervised Information Extraction with the ONDUX Tool


SEMISH 2011

CiênciaBrasil - The Brazilian Portal of Science and Technology


JIDM 2010

Adaptive and Flexible Blocking for Record Linkage Tasks


JASIST 2009

A flexible approach for extracting metadata from bibliographic citations


SBBD 2008

FLUX-CiM Tool: flexible unsupervised extraction of citation metadata


TR-University of Calgary 2007

A Lightweight Framework for Exchanging Web Data


Awards and Honors

  • SBC Ph.D. Thesis Award, Awarded by the Brazilian Computer Society - SBC as the best CS PhD thesis of 2012
  • CAPES Ph.D. Thesis Award Honorable Mention, Award given by the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES) - Ministry of Education in Brazil 2013
  • Best Tool Award, in Brazilian Symposium on Databases SBBD 2011
  • Master Dissertation Award, Dissertation ranked among the 11 best at the Brazilian Computer Society Thesis and Dissertation Contest (CTD) 2009
  • Best Paper Award, in Brazilian Symposium on Databases SBBD 2009
  • ACM SIGMOD Undergraduate Award 2008
  • Research Community Services

  • PC member and Reviewer: VLDB 2017, ICDE Demos 2016, MobiWis 2015, SBBD 2015, SIGMOD Demos 2015, SBBD 2014, WWW Demos 2014, SIGMOD Reproducibility 2013, SBBD 2013 Short Papers, WWW Demos 2013, ACM SIGIR Short Papers 2013, SIGMOD Reproducibility 2012, ACM SIGIR Posters 2012
  • External reviewer: DocEng 2013, SIGIR 2012, JCDL 2012, EDBT 2011, JCDL 2010