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Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) was founded in 1927. UFMG is a public institution of higher education of excellence, recognized as a national reference in terms of academic-scientific production. UFMG offers 75 undergraduate programs and 70 graduate programs in all areas of knowledge, with about 50 thousand students. The Undergraduate Program in Computer Science has been consistently ranked as the best in the country in the recent years. Moreover, the Ministry of Education has ranked UFMG, along with four other institutions, the best graduate programs in the country.

The Department of Computer Science (DCC) at UFMG has 13 researchers directly involved in this project, in addition to undergraduate, masters and PhD students. The researchers have expertise in several research areas strongly correlated with the ATMOSPHERE proposal, such as big data analysis, large scale parallel and distributed systems, data mining algorithms, performance evaluation models, user behaviour modelling and social computing, cloud computing, network measurement and data visualization. DCC/UFMG participates on all WPs, given its experience and excellence on the task areas of each WP.


The main technical contributions of UFMG will focus on the development of cloud services and on leading, on the Brazilian side, the development of trustworthy data processing services and on the pilot and use cases. In particular, UFMG will make use of the trustworthy cloud services for the adaptation of the medical imaging processing application.