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Me on the hotel pool

I work for a big international bank as an IT Audit Supervisor in Brasil. I am mainly focused in auditing client/server, midrange, network infrastructure, projects and strategy of the bank and related companies in Brasil.

Audio compression and related technologies are one of my hobbies. That's how I came across hydrogenaudio forums in early 2003.


São Paulo downtown skyline
My Amsterdam's apartment view

I was born in São Paulo in july 1975. I've also lived for some time in a small town in São Paulo state countryside called Marília where I went to high school.

After high school (in 1994) I moved back to São Paulo to continue my studies in electrical engineering (telecommunications) at the local university. During that period my main interests were:

  • Wired and wireless telecomunication systems
  • Digital coding for wired and wireless systems
  • Analog and digital filters
  • Antennas and signal propagation
  • Discrete and continuous transforms
  • Computers and digital systems

After some time working in the engineering field I received a proposal to join the internal audit department of a banking company in 1998 as an intern. This decision brought a great shift in my career and I decided to face engineering more as a hobby from that day forth.

To be more prepared for the new challenge I decided to learn Economics at another local university and got my post-graduate degree in 2002. During this period my main academic interests were:

  • Banking
  • Keynesian economics
  • Inflation targeting in emerging market countries
  • Econometrics
  • Value at risk
  • Economic policy and central banks
  • Valuation

As part of my current work I spent some time in Amsterdam in a short term exchange program from august to november 2005. It was a unique experience and a great opportunity to learn a different culture.

Now I live in São Paulo near the domestic airport. You may find a picture of my house's rooftop here.

Educational background and titles

Engineering school

Other interests

  • Soccer
  • Running
  • Reading
  • Information warfare
  • Strategy
  • Peer to peer technologies

My setup

  • AMD Athlon XP1800+ 512MB 320GB IDE+USB HD
  • SY-K7V DRAGON Plus! CMedia 8738 6-channel hardware audio
  • 64MB Nvidia GeForce4 MX440
  • LG Electronics - DVD-RW (GSA-4163)
  • HL-DT-ST - CD-RW GCE-8320B
  • Rio Karma
  • Net-MD NZ505

I know, I know that my setup is getting outdated however it is still serving me well. Hopefully in the future I'll be able to spare some cash for an upgrade.

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External links

Please, beware that most of the external links in this page are in portuguese. For some of them you may find an english version.


You may reach me by e-mail or gtalk at boneco[at] or drop me a comment in the talk page.

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