Fátima Dargam holds a Ph.D. in Computer Sciences / Logic and Automated Reasoning from the Department of Computing at Imperial College, London (1996); a Master degree in Artificial Intelligence from Instituto Militar de Engenharia (IME), Rio de Janeiro (1989); an Engineering degree in Electronics from Universidade Santa Ursula (USU), Rio de Janeiro (1983); as well as a Bachelors degree (B.A.) in English (Teaching Didactics & Literature) from USU, Rio de Janeiro (1983).
She is a founding member of the EURO Working Group on Decision Support Systems (EWG-DSS), which exists since 1989, since beginning of 2007 she integrates the Coordination Board and since beginning of 2011 she acts as Co-Coordinator of this Working Group. She cooperates in research since 1988 with the Institute of Logic, Philosophy and Theory of Science – ILTC, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 1996 she has joined the company SimTech Simulation Technology in Graz, Austria, where she works on research and development of application software modules supporting computer-based simulations. Her past career includes the position of head of the Computer Graphics Division of the Informatics Group, in the Brazilian Naval Research Institute (IPqM), in Rio de Janeiro (from 1983 to 1990). During this period, she has worked with CAD-CAM systems for electrical applications and also on research and development of expert systems and decision support systems for the defense application of electronic warfare.
Fátima Dargam's interests in research reside mainly in the development of intelligent, distributed and cooperative decision support systems for various applications; bridging the areas of knowledge management and decision making; belief revision and updates; knowledge representation and plans in dynamic domains; non-monotonic reasoning; multi-agent systems as well as expert systems.