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Nanci Naomi Arai

Work Experience

present -

Department of Aerospace Science and Technology /Aeronautics and Space Institute (DCTA/IAE)
* Research Assistant

02/1999 -

Brazilian National Institute for Space Research/Associated Laboratory for Sensors and Materials, Associated Laboratory for Computing and Applied Mathematics (INPE/LAS,LAC)
* Undergraduate student of Institutional Program for Scientific Initiation Scholarships (PIBIC/CNPq/INPE)
Area: Scientific Computing
Project Title: Numerical Simulation and Graphic Visualization of Macrocrystal Growth
Advisors: Maurício Fabbri and Stephan Stephany
Supported by a scholarship from National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq)


2001 -

* Master in Applied Computing (CAP) at Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE), São José dos Campos - SP, Brazil
Area: Scientific Computing
Dissertation Title: Bidimensional Numerical Simulation of Binary Alloy Growth Using Parallel Processing
Advisors: Maurício Fabbri and Stephan Stephany
Supported by a scholarship from Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)

1999 -

* Bachelor in Scientific Computing at University of Taubaté (UNITAU), Taubaté - SP, Brazil

Areas of Interest

  • Software Engineering;
  • Real-time & Embedded Systems;
  • VxWorks, Unix and Linux Operating Systems;
  • Program Languages;
  • Numerical Methods and Computational Simulation;
  • High Performance Computing;
  • Inverse Problems;
  • Condensed Matter Physics;
  • Transport Phenomenon and Computational Fluid Mechanics.

Language Skills

Native fluency in Portuguese. Advanced reading and intermediate writing, listening and speaking skills in English.

Presentations and Publications

See my resume and publications in the Lattes platform of CNPq (in Portuguese).

About me

I was born in Pindamonhangaba city, São Paulo state, Brazil on February 13, 1976. I am Japanese descendant (nissei). My father was born in Yoshida, Saitama-ken, Japan and my mother was born in Bastos, São Paulo state, Brazil, but she has double nationality. They are retired and they live in a rural residence, on the outskirts of Pindamonhangaba. The area is not so big, but my parents cultivate some variety of vegetables and fruits to our consumption. And the small overplus is sold in the downtown street market, one time a week. They take a peaceful life in the prairie with fresh air and singing birds. But I live at the neighbour city and I only spend my weekends with them. My hobbies are reading, watching movies and some selected TV series. I love gardening and handicraft as knitting, crochet and embroidery. I also like to spend my time in the internet, searching and studying about diverse themes related with my work areas, my hobbies and other stuff. My preferred pages are Google, Gmail and forums about computation and travels. The latter supports my new hobby: traveling.


Departamento de Ciência e Tecnologia Aeroespacial(DCTA)
Instituto de Aeronáutica e Espaço/Divisão de Eletrônica (IAE)
Praça Marechal Eduardo Gomes, 50
12228-904, São José dos Campos - SP, Brasil
Phone:  55 (12) 3947-4968
Fax:  55 (12) 3947-5019
e-mail:  nancinna_AT_iae_DOT_cta_DOT_br