Biography

André L. F. Batista works at Federal Institute of Triangulo Mineiro in Brazil as full professor of Computer Science. His current work has an emphasis on Computer Science Education as well Game-Based Learning. Recent work includes the development of a game-based learning framework to teach programming fundamentals in introductory classes.

He is also actively involved in games and web development and have run a few projects in this area. The most recent one is the design and development of an online game to help students understand the essential components for a research project.

A third strand of expertise is in educational robotics, have run a few projects in this field using Arduino and Lego Mindstorms. The most distinguished one is the use of a motion sensor (like MS Kinect) to remotely control robotics structures.

He holds a Google Educator Level I Certification and now he is looking for the Level II.

His teaching areas includes Game Programming; Web Programming I and II; Database I; Programming I and II; Data Structures.

Academic Positions

  • Present2013

    Computer Science Full Professor

    Federal Institute of Triangulo Mineiro, Ituiutaba Campus

  • Present2018

    Vice-Coordinator of Systems Analysis and Development Undergraduate Program

    Federal Institute of Triangulo Mineiro, Ituiutaba Campus

  • 20162015

    Academic Visiting Researcher

    University of the West of Scotland, Paisley Campus

  • 20142012

    Head of Research, Graduate and Innovation Division

    Federal Institute of Triangulo Mineiro, Ituiutaba Campus

  • 20142012

    Coordinator of Computer Science Undergraduate Program

    Federal Institute of Triangulo Mineiro, Ituiutaba Campus

  • 20122010

    Computer Science Assistant Professor

    Federal Institute of Triangulo Mineiro, Ituiutaba Campus

Education & Training

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • December 2018
    IFTM Research and Innovation Productivity Support Program 11-2018
    The IFTM Research and Innovation Incentive Program provides financial support to researchers responsible for research and innovation projects underway at IFTM, with the following objectives:
    1. Foster scientific and technological research that meets the productive arrangements within the IFTM, in order to assist researchers in the acquisition of inputs, permanent materials, third-party services and others.
    2. Stimulate the development of research and innovation projects.

    List of grant-winning researchers.

  • November 2018
    Distinguished Scientific Project
    Work: RPG style game to stimulate the learning for Physics
    Event: Newest Products and Services Fair
    Students: Laura Borges de Freitas, Aurélio Pajuaba Nehme Filho, and Maria Fernanda Nunes Gouveia

    List of award-winning projects.

  • August 2013
    IFTM Research and Innovation Incentive Program 04-2013
    The IFTM Research and Innovation Incentive Program provides financial support for participation in events, with the following objectives:
    1. Enable the participation of faculty in scientific events; 2. Encourage the dissemination of the results of institutional research; 3. Enable the exchange of experiences between IFTM researchers and other institutions; 4 Contribute to the increase in the quantity and quality of scientific research and
    technological innovation.

    List of grant-winning researchers.

  • June 2013
    IFTM Research and Innovation Productivity Support Program 03-2013
    The IFTM Research and Innovation Incentive Program provides financial support to researchers responsible for research and innovation projects underway at IFTM, with the following objectives:
    1. Foster scientific and technological research that meets the productive arrangements within the IFTM, in order to assist researchers in the acquisition of inputs, permanent materials, third-party services and others.
    2. Stimulate the development of research and innovation projects.

    List of grant-winning researchers.

  • May 2013
    1st Place in the Engineering Category
    Work: Kinect to remote control robotics devices

    Event: Milset Brasil Expo in Fortaleza (CE)

    Students: Lucas Ferreira Moura, and Erick Henrique Silva Nunes

  • March 2013
    Innovation Award in Accessibility and Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities
    Work: Natural interface for remote control robotics structures

    Event: Brazilian Science and Engineering Fair (FEBRACE) 2013

    Students: Lucas Ferreira Moura, Marcelo Oliveira Costa Filho, and Erick Henrique Silva Nunes

    Granted by State Department for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

  • March 2012
    Innovation Award in Accessibility and Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities
    Work: Designing a system for remote control of residences over Internet

    Event: Brazilian Science and Engineering Fair (FEBRACE) 2012

    Students: Renato Franco Rissate, Lucas Ferreira Moura, José Vítor Oliveira Reis, and Rodrigo do Prado Costa

    Granted by State Department for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities