Assistant Professor of Computer Science (2015)
B.S., Federal University of Ceará (Brazil)
M.S., Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines
Office: PPHAC, Room 220
Areas of Research and/or Expertise
Computer Networks, Modeling, and Simulation.
Dr. Mota received his Ph.D. from the Colorado School of Mines in 2016. His research focuses on applying location information collected from mobile phone and social media communication to build high-resolution commuting networks. Understanding how these flows happen in different regions and periods of time plays a central role in numerous applications, from traffic modeling and infrastructure planning, to simulating the mechanisms of how diseases spread.