Hacks 4 Humanity Competition, 2020

Winner in the Hacks 4 Humanity Competition with this project.

Sheila was awarded the Honorable mention 2 out of more than 30 projects involving more than 220 people from around the world.

During the competition, Eyemazing was developed. It is a project that aims to support blind people by providing audio assistance describing what is in front of them. The project used state of the art methods for image captioning in conjuction with wearable technology.


Or check it on youtube.

For more details, please visit the Eyemazing project


Full Circle Hackathon, 2019, Queensland - Australia

Winner - First place in the competition. The panel of judges were conformed by a set of well-stablished leaders in technology and environment.

For more information please visit Full Circle Hackathon 2019



Data Showdown, 2019, New South Wales - Australia

Winner - Second place among 50 candidates and 7 finalists.

Sheila was glad to participate in the competition Data Showdown. The judges were heads and managers in top Australian Companies. For more information, please visit Data Showdown 2019


Carehack, 2019, South Australia

Grace Hopper Celebration, 2019, Florida - USA

During October I felt honoured for being awarded as a GHC Scholar. Such opportunity allowed me to attend the main conference of females in technology around the world and present my research.

The scholarship involves complete coverage such as hotel reservation, flight booking, and other expenses. From all the event I have participated in, being a GHC schollar implies to have a broad coverage so I was able to focus on your goals for the conference without any distraction.

I was happy to receive feedback from a a broad range of people: from experts in the field to students starting in the scientific path. Diversity allows creative paths, so their feedback will certainly enrich my future research steps.

For more details, please visit: GHC 2019

A very special thanks to my sponsor IBM whose complete support made possible my participation.




Event for industry visitors of the University of Sydney, 2018

I was glad to participate at the Seymour Centre (Sydney) in the Conversazionne event. The purpose of that event is to establish links among The University of Sydney and the Industry.



Event for donors of The University of Sydney, 2018

Event for the donors of the Unversity of Sydney
In the Quadrangle (Iconic Building in Sydney)


Techfugees Hackathon, 2018, Australia

I worked over the transla-glasses.
The purpose of this project is to assist refugees and people from overseas to adapt to their new country.
Description => The glasses get information from a camera worn by a user and detect the object that is in front of him/her. From this information, the glasses is able to translate its results in a wide variety of languages. This can assist the users to learn a new language, improve their accent in an inmersive way.

For more details, please have a look to Slides

Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2018, Salt Lake City, USA

If you are at CVPR, come to have a look to our presentation on Wednesday at around 2:50-4:30 in the Ballroom.
Also, we will be happy to see you during the poster session on Wednesday from 4:30 to 6:30 in the Halls C-E. Our paper ID is 3516.
Finally, on Friday, you can visit us on the WiCV workshop -> Poster 232.
You are welcome to have a look to:

Science Clubs, 2017, Peru

Sheila was selected in conjuction with other 11 candidates from a total of 400 to design and lead a clubto a group of 25 selected students. I based my club on my current research.
Some pictures of the event here:

ICML 2017 in Sydney

Top conference in machine learning.

MMM 2015 in Sydney

I traveled to Australia to present my paper entitled "FISIR: A Flexible Framework for Interactive Search in Image Retrieval Systems".
Some pictures here:

Girls HackDay Android, 2015, Brazil

Winner in the event organized by theIEEE Women In Engineering (WIE) association.

Sheila developed an application for the athletics team of the Unicamp university in order to compute times according to the required effort organized by their coach.

For more information about the WIE group, click here.





Dados Abertos Hack Day Unicamp in Brasil

For more information about the event on facebook, please visit here


The goal of the hack day was to find relevant patterns among the available brazilian goverment data.

For more details, please visit here