Joao Luis Garcia Rosa

João Luís Garcia Rosa, Ph.D.

Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence

Kennedy College of Science
Miner School of Computer & Information Sciences
Dandeneau Hall

Research Interests

Artificial intelligence, computational neuroscience, artificial neural networks, brain-computer interfaces, biologically plausible connectionist models.


Ph.D.: Computational Psycholinguistics, State University of Campinas - Unicamp, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil, 1999
A Symbolic-connectionist Hybrid System for Thematic Role Processing
M.Sc.: Computer Engineering, Articial Intelligence, 1993
Neural Networks and Formal Logic in Natural Language Processing
B.S.: Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Automation, 1983


João Luís Garcia Rosa, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the Miner School of Computer & Information Sciences, University of São Paulo (USP) at Sao Carlos, Brazil, where he teaches disciplines such as Neural Networks, Brain-Computer Interfaces, and Artificial Intelligence. He received a degree in Electrical Engineering – Electronics and Automation, a Master's degree in Computer Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Computational Linguistics, all from the University of Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil. He is currently with the Bio-inspired Computing Laboratory (BioCom).

Rosa has experience in computer science, with emphasis on artificial Intelligence, brain-computer interfaces, and biologically plausible artificial neural networks. He presented three 2-hour tutorials in IJCNN 2005 ("Biologically Plausible Artificial Neural Networks"), in IJCNN 2015 ("Noninvasive Electroencephalogram-based Brain-Computer Interfaces”), and in IJCNN 2017 ("Event-Related Potentials: Cognition in Brain-Computer Interfaces"). He has published three books and several papers in journals and peer-reviewed proceedings.