Paulo Brasko Ferreira

  • Part-Time Instructor
  • Pronouns: he, him, his
  • Principal Engineer at Westinghouse Electric Company (full-time) 
  • Instructor at Pitt University since 2013 (part-time) 

Work Experience: 

In programming world:  

  • Process automation, data analysis and visualization, data acquisition and experiment control 

In engineering world:  

  • development of small size nuclear reactor for Brazilian submarines, signal processing in nuclear power plants, smart temperature sensors, signal processing in motor-operated valves, experiment control, artificial intelligent applications, and so many hundreds of things that I have forgotten about already. 

In teaching world:  

  • Pitt University (Computer Science Department), Penn-State University (Mechanical Department), Central-State Connecticut University (Computer Science Department).  

Hobbies: 

  • Sailing (getting my Captain’s license on this April 2021, so excited for that!), running (3 full marathons and counting), playing tennis, riding my motorcycle (have you been in Arizona/Grand canyon? Join me there if you can), teaching volleyball for young kids (+1000 assited kids since I’ve started) and electronics for my community, house flipping (very hard, but rewarding), playing with electronics and new programming languages...  I wish the days were longer, much longer. 

Education

  • Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering, University of Tennessee, 1999
  • MS, in Nuclear Engineering, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1987
  • BS, in Physics, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1984