- Assistant Professor, Universidade do Vale do Paraiba(UNIVAP) in São José dos Campos, SP, Brazil
smcosta[at]indiana [dot] edu
- Ph.D., Spatial Information, School of Engineering, University of São Paulo, 1996.
- M.A., Remote Sensing, National Institute on Space Research, Brazil, 1989.
- B.S., Geography, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, 1985.
- Research Interests: urban growth and environmental degradation, urban land-use analysis, intra-urban modifications, Government urban policies, Social changes of cities.