- The Intelligent Databases Group, coordinated by Prof. Dr. Mara Abel, was created at 1993 as part of the Postgraduate Program in Computer Science of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre - Brazil.
The main focus of study are the Knowledge Engineering techniques and methodologies applied to the development of many different kind of systems that apply explicit represented knowledge to accomplish their functions.
- Since 1957, UFRGS Institute of Geosciences has developed advanced research and teaching activities in several areas of the Earth Sciences. Presently, three undergraduate courses are offered: Geology, Geography and Cartographic Engineering. Eighty-six permanent Faculty members, plus associate and visiting researchers, are installed in a modern campus with about 12,000 m2 of built area, including a large library, a modern auditorium, well-equipped laboratories, and classrooms.
Since 1968, 495 Master´s and 208 Ph.D. degrees were completed in the Graduate Course in Geosciences, comprising four areas of concentration: Geochemistry, Marine Geology, Paleontology and Stratigraphy, the latter developed in cooperation with PETROBRAS. An agreement with Brazil National Petroleum Agency – ANP allows the formation of specialists in Petroleum Geology in accordance to the new scenario of petroleum exploration in the country.
- The University of Calgary is a leading research and teaching institution with a strong international reputation. It offers an environment promoting cutting-edge research, providing first-rate equipment and facilities.
The Scalable Illustrative & Science Visualization Group is part of Dr. Costa Sousa's Research program in Scalable Reservoir Visualization at the University of Calgary, primarily funded by the Computer Modeling Group Reservoir Simulation Foundation (Foundation CMG).