Gustavo Enrique de Almeida Prado Alves Batista

I am currently an associate professor in the Instituto de Ciências Matemáticas e de Computação, Universidade de São Paulo at São Carlos, Brazil. I am an expert in machine learning and data mining with interest in time series data.

You can find more about my publications on Google Scholar and DBLP. CNPq research council maintains my public curriculum vitae on Lattes platform.

Research Projects

My research is mostly funded by FAPESP (Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo), CNPq (Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Cientifico e Tecnológico) and USAID (United States Agency for International Development). These are the research projects I coordinate as principal investigator:

  • 2016-2018 - An Intelligent Trap and Mobile Application to Motivate Local Mosquito Control Activities - USAID
  • 2015-2016 - Controlling Dengue Fever Mosquitoes using Intelligent Sensors and Traps - Google
  • 2015-2017 - Intelligent Traps to Control Insect Pests in Agriculture and the Environment - CNPq
  • 2013-2015 - Research on geo-spatial marine biology data mining using time series, text mining and visualization - FAPESP/CALDO
  • 2013-2015 - Intelligent sensor for controlling agricultural pests and disease-vector insects - FAPESP/CNPq
  • 2012-2014 - Complexity-invariance for classification, clustering and motif discovery in time series - FAPESP
  • 2010-2011 - Time series classification algorithms applied to embedded systems - FAPESP
  • 2007-2009 - Machine learning with imbalanced data sets - FAPESP

My research page has a detailed description of these projects and other projects I figure as co-PI.


My favorite venues are ACM-KDD, IEEE-ICDM, ECML and SIAM-SDM. You can find a full list on my publication page.


My former students are:

  • André Gustavo Maletzke - MSc. PTI - currently professor at UNIOESTE
  • Rafael Giusti - MSc. FAPESP - currently my Ph.D. student
  • Antonio Parmezan - MSc. FAPESP - currently Ph.D. at ICMC-USP
  • Cristiano Inácio Lemes - MSc. FAPESP - currently Ph.D. candidate at KU Leuven
  • Diego Silva - MSc. FAPESP - currently Ph.D. candidate at ICMC-USP
  • Luan Soares Oliveira - MSc. FAPESP - currently faculty member of CEFET-MG
  • Lucas Schmidt Cavalcante - MSc. FAPESP - currently at Microsoft
  • Vinícius Mourão Alves de Souza - Ph.D. FAPESP - currently FAPESP-PIPE grantee
  • Denis Moreira dos Reis - MSc. FAPESP - currently Ph.D. candidate at ICMC-USP

My ongoing students are:

  • Celso André Rodrigues de Souza - Ph.D. CAPES
  • Rafael Giusti - Ph.D. FAPESP
  • Diego Silva - Ph.D. FAPESP
  • Antonio Parmezan - Ph.D.
  • Denis Moreira dos Reis - Ph.D.

Contact Information

Gustavo Batista
Universidade de São Paulo - USP
Instituto de Ciências Matemáticas e de Computação - ICMC
Avenida Trabalhador São-carlense, 400 - Centro
CEP: 13566-590 - São Carlos - SP

Phone +55-16-3373-6612
gbatista at icmc usp br