Aruquia Peixoto

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Dr. Aruquia Peixoto is an Assistant Professor at CEFET/RJ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She has a B.S. in Mathematics from UFRJ (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro), a M.S. in Engineering of Computing and Systems from COPPE/UFRJ and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from PUC/RJ, all these institutions are in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and are some of the best universities in Brazil. She worked in the implementation of the State University of Roraima in the extreme north of Brazil, in 2006. She advised undergraduate students in scientific projects in UERJ (State University of Rio de Janeiro), where she win four prizes, co-advising the students with Paulo Rogerio Sabini, two prizes in UERJ, one as best work of Mathematics and the other as one of three best works in the technological field, and she have two national honorable mentions in student projects presentations in the Jornadas de Inicação Científica organized by IMPA (National Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics). She is member of the ACM SIGGRAPH International Resources Committee since 2013, member of the SIGGRAPH Asia Symposium on Education Committee since 2016 and 2017, and co-organized the meetings Women in CG during the SIGGRAPH and SIGGRAPH Asia Conferences, organized the meeting Girls in STEM in SIGGRAPH Asia 2016, and a round table Women in Engineering: Issues and Perspectives at the IEEE EDUCON 2017. During the year 2016 to 2017 she was visiting faculty at University of Kansas.