Wagner Meira Jr. is a full professor in the Department of Computer Science at the Federal University of Minas Gerais. Wagner holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Rochester (1997), and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (1993 and 1990, respectively).
Currently Wagner is a productivity researcher at CNPq (level 1B) and sub-coordinator of INCT-Cyber - National Institute of Science and Technology for a Massively Connected Society. He has published more than three hundred articles in journals and impact conferences and is co-author of the book Data Mining and Analysis - Fundamental Concepts and Algorithms, published by Cambridge University Press in 2014. His research interests are in parallel and distributed systems, in particularly in its scalability and efficiency, ranging from massively parallel systems to Internet-based platforms, and in data mining algorithms, their parallelization and application in areas such as information retrieval, cybersecurity and electronic governance.