Charles Pimentel

Charles is a math teacher at Polo Educacional Sesc in Rio de Janeiro, an institution that delivers high quality education, free of charge, to students from all over Brazil. M.Sc. in Informatics and Post Graduate in IT in Education from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – UFRJ, his work focuses on the inclusion of Artificial Intelligence teaching in K-12 Education through Educational Robotics.

In 2019, he developed the Maker Math course, which aims at introducing robotics, automation, physical computing, digital fabrication and AI to high schools. The course explores the mathematical skills and competences involved in the process of building automated prototypes and programming, with the purpose of creating solutions to real-world problems through STEM approach projects. He believes mathematics and computational thinking are fabulous resources to promote the organization and structuring of learning processes so that students can generate solutions to improve the quality of life and the environment in which they live.

He is a D.Sc. student in Informatics at UFRJ, focusing on Semantic Web and Machine Learning. As a member of the research group GRECO – Knowledge Engineering Group – he is applying his research on a Citizen Science project for the Pantanal wetlands.