ICA is part of the Department of Electrical Engineering at PUC-Rio. It works in the development of technologies for smart decision support systems. It focuses on applied research and its swift transformation into technological products of interest to large Brazilian businesses. In its work, ICA galvanizes human resources and directs research towards the resolution of business problems, responding rapidly and flexibly to any customer request.
ICA’s mission is to supply decision support software in line with its customers business needs, which translates into enhanced competitiveness, quality, and cost reductions. Our solutions combine rapid development, innovation and flexibility so that the businesses that depend on software to support their key areas can obtain concrete results through improved processes.
ICA has extensive experience in the development and application of smart models to support decision processes in different areas, such as oil exploration and production, energy and nanotechnology. We conduct research and development in partnership with a wide range of companies, including Petrobras, TAG, Vale, ONS, Light, Plena, Furnas, Taesa, Souza Cruz, Eletrobrás, Embratel and PUC-Rio. ICA’s specialties include: smart inference, forecasting and optimization systems, economic and risk analysis under uncertainty, development of proxies under uncertainty, data processing and data mining, distributed and cooperative computing, synthesis and characterization of new nanometric devices.