Mariza Ferro

Computer Science

Mariza Ferro’s research combines multiple sources of meteorological data, physical elements and social data from urban regions to develop Artificial Intelligence that anticipates heavy rains, allowing preventive actions. A computer scientist from the Universidade Estadual do Oeste Paraná, Ferro also has a master’s degree in computer science and computational mathematics from the University of São Paulo. In addition, she has a PhD in computational modelling from the National Scientific Computing Laboratory. She is a professor at the Computing Institute of the Universidade Federal Fluminense and coordinates the Reference Center for Ethical and Reliable Artificial Intelligence. The scientist likes to walk by the sea and practice yoga for inspiration. With her husband, also a scientist, she shares projects and research. And there is always time to listen to classical music with the five cats and a dog.


Sustainable Artificial Intelligence for Predicting Extreme Rainfall and Preventing Major Disasters in Urban Areas
Life Sciences

With climate change accelerating and extreme events becoming more frequent, forecasting heavy rainfall has become crucial to prevent disasters and protect human lives and property. This project proposes an innovative approach to the problem by developing artificial intelligence capable of predicting extremely intense rainfall events in urbanized areas in advance. Integrating multiple sources of meteorological data and physical and social aspects of the region, the model will be developed with a focus on a sustainable approach. Furthermore, the project proposes developing an approach that allows it to be adapted to other regions with different characteristics, enabling a rapid response to climate emergencies. In addition to protecting lives, the project seeks to be ecologically conscious.

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