Carlos Paradis


Honolulu, Hawaiʻi 96822 USA


University of Hawaiʻi, Honolulu, HI

PhD, Computer Science - GPA: 4.0

2016 - Present

University of Hawaiʻi, Honolulu, HI

MS, Computer Science - GPA: 4.0

2014 - 2016

Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ

MS, Software Engineering - GPA: 3.92

2012 - 2014

Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil

BS, Computer Science - GPA: 9.5 (0-10)

2009 - 2013

Professional Experience

Graduate Research, University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa & University of Maryland

2016 - Present

Working with Dr. Kazman and Dr. Wang on using social network analysis, topic modeling and probability distribution similarity measures to identify, track and prioritize cybersecurity threats in a large, diversified corpora. My role in the group consists of overseeing master students' work, and investigating and applying text mining algorithms that realize the project vision.

Graduate Research, University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa

2016 - 2019

Under the supervision of sustainability specialist Eileen Peppard, and energy efficiency specialist Jim Maskrey in the Environmental Research and Design Lab (ERDL), I designed and created Lonoa (, a lightweight plugin architecture for different sensor data for sustainability and thermal comfort studies. The system simplifies routine continuous data acquisition, error logging, and identification of missing and incorrect data for analysts, requiring a minimal learning curve. I have also performed thermal comfort analysis using pmv and the adaptive model algorithms ( and advised two cohorts of undergraduate and master students in other projects in the lab.

Intern, NASA Ames Research Center

2018 - 2018

Created a model of an attack surface between military drone communication by inserting a ‘liar’ script at the communication boundary using OpenUxAS, developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory.

Graduate Research, University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa & Siemens

2015 - 2018

Worked with Dr. Kazman and Dr. Mauerer on associations between software companies' organizational structure and their software products. Created scripts to calculate metrics from version control systems, issue trackers and static metrics to evaluate motifs on code collaboration social networks and discussion social networks.

Graduate Research, University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa & HECO

2015 - 2016

Worked with Dr. Lim, Dr. Stevens and HECO on Data mining/analytics of weather related data for renewable (solar) energy management in Hawaiʻi. I created a pipeline to harvest data from various sensors across Hawaiʻi, scrape associated metadata through websites and several visualizations to identify missing or biased values through multiple years. Clustering methods to address time series granularity, probabilistic and linear models were also used to forecast solar irradiation on different sites. Results were published in ICMLA 2015 and my Master Thesis.

Graduate Research, University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa

2015 - 2015

Worked with ScD. Fan on analysis of cross-sectional surveys conducted in Ethiopia by DHS to identify effects between sanitation and malnutrition. Assigned duties included systematic review (database search, snowballing and inverse snowballing), survey data pre-processing / cleaning and correlation analysis of variables of interest.

Lecturer, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil

2013 - 2014

At Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil, I taught Databases Lab, as well as Data Structures and Information Retrieval to Information Systems students. I used a combination of Latex, ”hand-made” Tikz forms, color, and other visual examples to illustrate abstract concepts for freshman, together with lecture notes.

Undergraduate Teacher Assistant, Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil

2014 - 2014

While a student at Universidade Federal da Bahia, I’ve worked as a undergraduate teaching assistant for Formal and Automata Languages, Programming Logic for Computer Science, and Paradigms of Programming Languages. In all three classes I gave lectures under supervision of the professor, assisted in creating material and grading, and organized guests coding dojos for the class.

Undergraduate Research, University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa & Drexel University

2012 - 2013

Worked with Dr. Kazman and Dr. Cai to identify patterns of effort in software using R and Python. Activities consisted of data gathering (website, .xml, .csv, .xlsx), storage (PostgreSQL), and reports based on exploratory data analysis, clustering algorithms and classification algorithms. Work was further published as a journal.

Undergraduate Research, Universidade Federal da Bahia - Formas

2013 - 2013

Worked with Dr. Claro and colleagues in identifying patterns that would lead to STEM Student Retention in U. Federal da Bahia. Activities consisted of data gathering (PDF format transcripts), storage (definition of schema and population of a PostgreSQL database), exploratory data analysis, association rule learning and literature review. Proposed enhancements on recommended coursework were further published.

Undergraduate Research, Universidade Federal da Bahia

2012 - 2012

Worked with Dr. Mendonça and Amancio Santos in analyzing Eclipse IDE usage by capturing point and click on logs. Activities consisted of data collection (.csv) by Eclipse plugins, exploratory data analysis and process mining. Results were further published.

Professional Activities

Program Committee Member, International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (ICMLA)

2018 - 2019

External Reviewer, Journal of Aerospace Information Systems (JAIS)


Intel Nervana AI Academy Student Ambassador, Intel Nervana

2017 - 2018

Volunteer, Code for Hawaiʻi


I facilitate open-budget access for state of Hawaiʻi citizens, allowing them to make more informed decisions in choosing their state representatives by providing additional accessibility to candidates financial ties: Data cleaning and text linkage of various records concerning candidates campaign contribution distributed on different official pages of the state of Hawaiʻi are put together for navigation on a single website.

External Reviewer, EDBT/ICDT 2016 Joint Conference


Volunteer, Open Knowledge Brazil

2015 - 2016

I volunteered as a data analyst for the Open Spending team of Open Knowledge Brazil Chapter, which was a finalist on Google Impact Challenge in Brazil. The project goal was to analyze the city and state of São Paulo, and also the federal's fiscal year budget, serving as case study to implement the same method and tools to other cities. Mainly, the project sought to read between the government’s budget lines and understand where tax money was spent. My role in the team was to help write data stories, finding and exploring what data was available in existing outdated websites, and help make it available of it through our website and/or API. I also explored in parallel the open spending of Salvador, another city in Brazil and my hometown as both city and state’s budget data availability.

Volunteer, Science without Borders Network 'Rede CsF'

2015 - 2016

Rede CsF is a non-profit organization based in Brazil and created by students who were awarded the Science Without Border scholarship from Brazil government. The non-profit is a return on investment to create projects in the country to improve science, technology, innovation and education. Within the network, I collaborate on the Open Data Awareness Project and the Intranet, the laterto coordinate over 40 contributors activities.

Chair of Student Chapter, Association for Computing Machinery

2010 - 2011

I founded the first and only ACM student chapter of Brazil. Main chapter activities were initially focused on raising awareness and supporting local computer science events. The chapter was featured on XRDS, the student magazine of ACM, on its first semester.

Journal articles

Manufacturing execution systems: A vision for managing software development, Journal of Systems and Software, Martin Naedele, Hong-Mei Chen, Rick Kazman, Yuanfang Cai, Lu Xiao, Carlos V.A. Silva, Journal of Systems and Software, Volume 101, Pages 59-68, ISSN 0164-1212, 2015

Conference Proceedings

Measured: Student Learning Through Monitoring Existing Buildings’ Energy Use And Occupant Comfort, Meguro, W., Paradis, C., ARCC 2019, Date: To appear

Towards Explaining Security Defects in Complex Autonomous Aerospace Systems, Carlos Paradis, Rick Kazman, and Misty D. Davies, AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum, 2019

Indexing Text Related to Software Vulnerabilities in Noisy Communities Through Topic Modelling, C. Paradis, R. Kazman and P. Wang, 2018 17th IEEE International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (ICMLA 2018), 2018

Conway: Law or not?, Wolfgang Mauerer, Mitchell Joblin, Damian Andrew Tamburri, Carlos Paradis, Sven Apel, and Rick Kazman, 2018 40th International Conference On Software Engineering 2018 (ICSE 2018), 2018

Probabilistic Models for One-Day Ahead Solar Irradiance Forecasting in Renewable Energy Applications, SILVA, Carlos V. A. ; LIM, Lipyeow ; STEVENS, Duane ; NAKAFUJI, Dora, Internacional Conference on Machine Learning and Applications, Special Track on Machine Learning on Energy Applications (ICMLA 2015), 2015

Mining Retention Rules from Student Transcripts: A Case Study of the Information Systems programme at a Federal University, SILVA, C. V. A. ; SANTOS, M. S. ; Claro, D.B. ; Silva, Veronica ; SILVA, M. ; RIBEIRO, S. ; TELLES, A. R. ; LOPES, D., Anais do Simpósio Brasileiro de Informática na Educação, v. 1, p. 1, 2013, 2013

An exploratory study to investigate the impact of conceptualization in god class detection, SANTOS, JOSÉ A. M. ; DE MENDONÇA, MANOEL G. ; SILVA, CARLOS V. A, Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering - EASE ‘13, 2013

Teaching Software Engineering Fundamentals in an Introductory Computer Programming Course, ALMEIDA, E.S ; MACHADO, I. C. ; SILVA, C. V. A. ; GOMES, G. S. S., Fórum de Educação em Engenharia de Software (FEES), 2011, São Paulo, 2011

Awards and Honors

NASA award 80NSSC18M0114, NASA, Fall 2018-Present

ICS Achievement Scholarship, University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa, Fall 2017-2019

IEEE HKN, IEEE Honor Society HKN Delta Omega, 2016-2017

Golden Key Honors Member, Golden Key International Honour Society, February 2015

Featured Student Brazilian Award, Brazilian Computer Society, November 2013

Science Without Borders - Capes and LASPAU, Ciencia Sem Fronteiras, Spring 2012, Fall 2012

ACM UPE, ACM Honor Society UPE, April 2012