Eduardo Cunha de Almeida is an Assistant Professor (Adjunto III) at the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR). His research interest is in database systems and his current research projects focus on NoSQL, NewSQL and distributed query processing. He earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science, with high honors (félicitations du jury), from the University of Nantes (GDD-INRIA Team), France, in 2009. His PhD thesis was on testing distributed hash tables (DHT). From 1998 to 2005 he worked as an engineer in data base technology at HSBC Bank, GVT Telecom, and UFPR Foundation. He joined the faculty at the UFPR in 2009, working in the area of data base systems. In addition to this position, he has served as Deputy Head for the Graduate Program in Computer Science (2010-2012) and Research Associate at the SnT Lab, Luxembourg (2013-2015). Currently, he is the Deputy Head of the Undergraduate Program in Computer Science (2015-2017).