Pedro Elkind Velmovitsky

PhD Candidate
Pedro Elkind Velmovitsky

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Pedro is a PhD student in Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo. He is a mobile app developer, with experiences with Android and iOS. He has a Bachelor’ degree in Industrial Engineering and a Master’s degree in Software Engineering from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC Rio). He is interested in using wearable technology to create mHealth applications that can make people’s lives easier, safer and better.


Master's Degree in Software Engineering - PUC-RJ, Brazil (2018)

Bachelor’s Degree in Production Engineering - PUC-RJ, Brazil (2016)

Research interests

  • Health Informatics
  • Healthcare Systems
  • mHealth
  • Wearable Technology
  • Mobile Development

Projects involved

  • Mobile Health Platform
  • Blockchain


Velmovitsky, Pedro Elkind, et al. "Practical Reasoning in an Argumentation-based Decision BDI Agent: a Case Study for Participatory Management of Protected Areas." 29th International Conference on Software Engineering & Knowledge Engineering (SEKE'2017). SEKE/Knowledge Systems Institute, 2017. An online presentation of the article can be seen at:

Velmovitsky , P.E.; Briot, J.P.; Viana, M.L.; Lucena, C.J.P.L. Implementing an argumentation-based decision BDI agent: a case study for participatory management of protected areas. Availabe at:

Velmovitsky , P.E.; Milidiu, R.; VianaA, M; Lucena, C.J.P.; Chagas, C.; Rehen, S. iBot: an agent based software framework for creating domain conversational agents. Available at:

YouTube video: Firebase for Swift 3. Video published in Portuguese, available at the following link:

YouTube video: CoreML Framework: recognizing handwritten digits with the dataset MNIST. Video published in Portuguese, available at the following link: