I have joined the BPSM graduate program after my 9 years in the petroleum industry at Petrobras in Brazil. My background is in physics, having earned both my B.S. and M.S. degree at Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil. I am interested in quantitative methods as applied to geosciences in the areas of rock-physics, quantitative reservoir characterization, geo-modeling and geologic velocity model building. As a geophysicist, my main objective is to combine concepts from several disciplines and sources to extract valuable information from subsurface measurements, specially from seismic data. I am a firm believer that this sort of integration must be achieved by means of computational models.