Ronnie Alves received his Ph.D. in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) from the University of Minho under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Orlando Belo. He was a visiting researcher in the Data Mining Group led by Prof. Dr. Jiawei Han at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, and in the Bioinformatics Research Group at Pablo de Olavide University led by Prof. Dr. Jesus Aguilar-Ruiz. He has published several articles in specialized journals and works in annals of events. His research has an emphasis on the area of machine learning, data mining, and bioinformatics. He did his post-doctorate at the Institute of Biology Valrose (iBV) – CNRS/UMR6543, and at Institute of Informatics of UFRGS. He worked as research fellow (Jeune Chercheur) in the Computational Biology Institute (IBC) of the Lab. of Computer Science, Robotics and Microelectronics of Montpellier (LIRMM), Montpellier University (UM). He was a member of the Management Committee on Computational Biology (CE-BioComp) of the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC), from 2014 to 2015. He works as a full lecturer in the Computer Science Master's Program (PPGCC) of UFPA.
He is currently an Adjunct Researcher of the research line "Environmental Genomics" in ITV Sustainable Development.