I engage in disruptive scientific innovations that impact science, technology, people and economy, all together. I work on the triple frontier among optics, computer science and vision science. My work is mostly known for joining insights from computational photography and refractive science into new mass-market diagnostic devices for eye care (NETRA, Netrometer, Netropter, CATRA).
Based on my PhD thesis, I co-founded EyeNetra and its service Blink to develop a disruptive eye care platform providing on-demand self-testing through eye diagnostics on mobile phones. My research also established the concept of a 3D display that eliminate the need of corrective eyeglasses.
In my second life, I co-founded both PUBBoston and the SciBr Foundation to inspire, connect and mobilize scientific achievements and innovation development of Brazilians living abroad. I also co-produced the first year of the Science-based YouTube Channel Panorama Brasil Boston. I am an MIT short-term lecturer for executive MBA students and Eye Focus Accelerator mentor.
In Brazil, I am known for co-founding one of the biggest Java User Groups in Brazil (JavaFree), the first Portuguese-speaking on-line portal for Ruby and the first 3D game engine for feature phones (M3GE).