Prof. Dr. Ricardo da Silva Torres is Full Professor of computer science at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP). Dr. Torres was director of the Institute of Computing, the University of Campinas from 2013 to 2017. Dr. Torres is a Brazilian CNPq research scholar (PQ 1C). Dr. Torres received a B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from University of Campinas, Brazil, in 2000 and his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science at the same university in 2004. Dr. Torres is co-founder and a member of the RECOD lab, where he has been developing multidisciplinary e-Science research projects involving Multimedia Analysis, Multimedia Image Retrieval, Machine Learning, Databases, Digital Libraries, and Geographic Information Systems. Dr. Torres is author/co-author of more than 100 articles in refereed journal and conferences and serves as PC member for several international and national conferences. His research activities have been also associated with the deposit and licensing of several patents.