The Extreme Data Lab is part of the Computer Science Department at The National Laboratory of Scientific Computing. In cooperation with various institutes in Brazil and abroad it aims at exploring data management, representation and analysis techniques to support scientific applications. Currently, the Lab takes part in projects in Astronomy, Bio-Chemistry, Sports, Bioinformatics and Ecology. Our strength is in formal data representation, distributed and parallel query processing and data analysis. The Lab develops software prototypes intended to be used by the target scientific community, of which QEF is the most advanced example.
The National Laboratory of Scientific Computing (LNCC) is a Brazilian institution of scientific research and technological development of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation and Communications (MCTIC), specialized in scientific computing. It has been headquartered in the city of Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, since 1998, being the only one in Brazil. From its foundation in 1980 until 1998, it was located in the city of Rio de Janeiro.
The purpose of the LNCC is to conduct research in the area of Scientific Computing. The research lines of the laboratory are set in interdisciplinary areas such as biosystems, bioinformatics, computational biology, atmosphere and oceans, environment and multiscale science. These lines of research are based on the LNCC competency areas such as computational fluids mechanics, high performance computing, oil reservoir simulation, optimization and nonlinear analysis of structures, systems and control, numerical analysis of differential equations and analysis of sensitivity.
Technological innovation and development are the pillars of our activities. We can only overcome our challenges and prepare for the future because we have a highly qualified technical staff and technological resources that allow us to anticipate scenarios, diversify energy generation, generate results with direct application in our activities, anticipate trends and take advantage of innovation opportunities, making our business increasingly sustainable.
The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), also called the University of Brazil, is a federal university in Brazil and a center of excellence in teaching and research in the country and in Latin America.
In terms of scientific, artistic and cultural production, it is recognized nationally and internationally, thanks to the performance of the researchers and the evaluations carried out by external agencies. In 2015, QS World University Rankings ranked UFRJ as the best Brazilian university, as well as the third best university in the country, the fifth among Latin American institutions and the 25th best university institution of the BRICS and other developing countries. The University Ranking of Folha de S. Paulo in 2016 also ranked it as the best Brazilian university and the best federal university in the country.
The first official institution of higher education in Brazil, has had uninterrupted activities since 1792, with the foundation of the Royal Academy of Artillery, Fortification and Design, from which the current Polytechnic School descends. Being the first federal university created in the country in 1920, it served like model for the others. In addition to the 179 undergraduate and 345 postgraduate courses, it comprises and maintains seven museums, most notably St. Christopher's Palace, nine hospital units, one publishing house, hundreds of laboratories and 43 libraries. Its history and its identity are confused with the course of the Brazilian development in search of the construction of a modern society, competitive and socially just.
The university is located mainly in the city of Rio de Janeiro, with operations in ten other municipalities; including four physical campuses in the cities of Angra dos Reis, Duque de Caxias, Itaperuna and Macaé. Its main campuses are the historic campus of Praia Vermelha and Cidade Universitária, which houses Rio's Technology Park - a science, technology and innovation development complex. There are also several isolated units in the capital of Rio de Janeiro: the Superior School of Music, the National Law Faculty, the Institute of Philosophy and Social Sciences and the Institute of History.
The Federal Center for Technological Education Celso Suckow da Fonseca (CEFET / RJ) is a federal institution, linked to the Ministry of Education, which is willing to offer high school, technical courses and higher education. Their teaching, whether high school, technical courses or higher, are considered of excellence, mainly between companies and industries that seek engineers and technicians.
Its headquarters are located in the district of Maracanã (Rio de Janeiro), where Campus I (Maracanã) is located. The first UNED of the CEFET / RJ System was created in the municipality of Nova Iguaçu, CEFET / RJ Uned NI, in the Baixada Fluminense and inaugurated on August 22, 2003. The UNED (Decentralized Education Unit) Maria da Graça is located in Maria da Graça, next to the subway station of the same name. Campus Canabarro is located on the same side of the building Horta Barbosa (belonging to the BR) of the General Canabarro street, next to the 1º de Maio College , and in front of the Maracanã Campus. There are also the UNED of Petrópolis in the Serrana Region, Nova Friburgo in the Fluminense Center in addition to the Itaguaí Campus created in partnership with Vale.
It also has a television channel transmitted mainly through the internet, TV Cefet / RJ. 
On June 30, 2011, the new director general, Carlos Henrique Figueiredo Alves, was elected vice-chairman of the previous management,   being re-elected in 2015.  One of its proposals of campaign was to lead the institution next to Cefet-MG by the joint transformation of the two institutions to the category of Technological University