Dr. Weber's main research interests are in converting unstructured data to benefit humans through text analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), and explainable AI (XAI) (more information on her research here
). She engineers knowledge from text (unstructured data), context, structured data, metadata and humans for various knowledge tasks in intelligent systems (e.g., conversational, recommenders) using intelligent methods such as case-based reasoning, neural networks, information extraction, natural language understanding, and genetic algorithms. Some of her application areas are scholarly data, computational support for literature reviews, knowledge management, scientometrics, finance, military operations, law and health sciences. Her background is in engineering and management, and her professional experience includes analysis and design of information systems and corporate finance.
Case-based reasoning, explainable artificial intelligence, machine learning, textual analytics, natural language understanding, language models, recommender systems, technological aspects of knowledge management, project management, and requirements engineering.
- Doctorate in Production Engineering at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, 1998 in a “sandwich” program with the Department of Industrial & Management Systems at the University of South Florida
Master’s in Production Engineering (Operations Research), Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Bachelor’s in Business Administration at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil