Caio Lima has a Bachelor in Computer Science from the Federal University of Bahia and an MSc, also in Computer Science, from the Federal University of Minas Gerais. For many years, he has contributed to the development of open-source compilers. Due to this experience, Caio has decided to pursue a master degree in the field of compilers, choosing DCC's Compilers Lab to carry on his studies. To do so, he left Bahia in 2017 and joined DCC/UFMG right after. In 2019 he got his master's degree under the supervision of Prof. Fernando Pereira, with the dissertation "Guided Just-in-Time Specialization".
According to Lima, some graduate programs are a bit distant from the job market, in contrast to DCC's. “The principles that I learned during the master's degree are present in all my professional discussions. The area of compilers joins theory and practice very well, and the insights I had during my master's degree were and are very important to solve problems in my daily professional life”, he explained.
At the same time, Caio emphasized that the friends he made during his master's degree accompany him to this day. “Many of my colleagues from the DCC era are now very close friends. They make me always think about returning to Belo Horizonte. That is a city that I love and that has a much more vibrant IT market than Salvador, where I currently live”, he concluded.