I am an Assistant Professor in the department of Mathematics at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. I received a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and a M.S. in Operations Research from Kansas State University, and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Maua Institute of Technology (Brazil). I also worked for Monsanto, Kalmar (Cargotec Corporation), and Volkswagen. My research interests include the development of algorithms to more quickly solve continuous and discrete optimization problems such as linear, nonlinear, and integer programs.