Computer scientist Thiago Spina completed his undergraduate and PhD studies in computer science at the State University of Campinas, where he also undertook a post-doctoral fellowship. He is currently involved in a significant study in collaboration with Sirius, the Brazilian synchrotron light source. His work revolves around developing mathematical models to process the data gathered from the particle accelerator. To alleviate stress, Thiago frequently spends time on the tennis court. He also enjoys unwinding by watching movies at home with his wife and their four cats.