Advice on How to Read Academic Papers

Recently I came across in what should have been the first academic paper I’ve ever read. As many other researchers, I learned how to read papers by reading them. I don’t think there’s anything wrong about this, because you end up developing your own method. The problem is that it normally takes a long time to come up with such a method. After reading the paper “How to Read a Paper”, I realized the approach proposed by the Dr. Srinivasan Keshav is in many ways similar to mine. It also gave me more ideas on how to improve my reading skills. Thus, I think this is a valuable resource for researchers of any level of experience.

I strongly encourage you to spend 10 minutes of your life to read this 2-pages super informative paper.  Have a good read!


Thanks to Dr. Levi Lelis for such a good reading recommendation.


Seminário: Panorama atual de Inteligência Computacional em Jogos



Essa semana estarei no ICMC-USP falando sobre IA em Jogos, PCG e ideias para ampliação dos estudos e pesquisas relacionados a estes temas no Instituto. Um dos objetivos é angariar alunos de IC e/ou Mestrado para dar continuidade aos trabalhos que já estão em andamento.  O seminário será na próxima quinta-feira às 14h e será aberto ao público. Mais informações podem ser encontradas aqui.

Questionnaire for evaluation of procedurally generated Angry Birds levels


Durinicon_256x256g my masters research I developed an evolutionary algorithm to generate Angry Birds levels and I would like to invite you to help me to evaluate them. You only need to play some of these levels and answer a few questions about them (the questions will be presented during the game). The game can be accessed here or clicking in the bird icon beside this text. I hope you enjoy the experience and thanks in advance for your help. Feel free to share this with your colleagues.



I am in Germany to attend CIG for the first time. I got a paper accepted there, so I invite who will be there to see my presentation. I will talk about PCG in Physics-based puzzle games. I am in Frankfurt right now, but the conference will be in Dortmund and it will start on next Tuesday (August 26, 2014).

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This is my brand new website, it was completely redesigned to be responsive for several screen resolutions. It contains the list of my publications, current research projects and games portfolio.


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