The topic for my PhD research is a continuation of my master's thesis topic at the ILLC (also working with Benedikt Löwe), in which I wrote about games that characterize classes of functions in descriptive set theory and their connections to the Weihrauch degrees from computable analysis.
I also hold
a Master of Science degree from the Systems and Computer Engineering Program of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, where I was advised by Márcia R. Cerioli and Petrucio Viana and wrote my dissertation on some general properties of characterizations of graph classes by forbidden substructures, and on the characterization by forbidden subgraphs of a certain class of intersection graphs of paths in a tree (an English short version of the text is available here). This dissertation was selected by the Brazilian Computer Society as one of the 10 best master's theses in computer science defended in Brazil in 2011; and
a Bachelor of Mathematics degree from the Federal Fluminense University, Brazil.
Don't let the exceedingly long and Brazilian-looking name scare you: I go by Hugo Nobrega in academic settings and just Hugo socially, and I'm usually pretty good at recognizing my first name in the Portuguese, English, French, German, Dutch, and other pronunciations.