Cecília Salgado, who holds a PhD in mathematics from the University of Paris Diderot, is currently a researcher at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. Before this, she served as a professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). Unlike many mathematicians who apply their knowledge to computing and algorithms, Cecília’s passion lies in pure mathematics.
Her research is focused on describing complex geometric shapes, about which there is still much to learn in mathematics. The study aims to describe these shapes by drawing comparisons with simpler shapes, such as the sphere. While research in pure mathematics is often theoretical in nature, Cecília aspires to apply this knowledge in practical ways, such as correcting noise in lengthy messages to ensure their reliability.