Celina Miraglia Herrera de Figueiredo has a B.Sc. (1982) and an M.Sc. (1984) in Mathematics from PUC-Rio, an M.Sc. (1987) in Mathematics from UMIST, and a D.Sc. (1991) in Computer Science from COPPE, UFRJ.
Celina joined UFRJ in 1989, as assistant professor in the Computer Science Department of the Mathematics Institute. She is now a full professor at the Systems Engineering and Computer Science Program of COPPE, where she was a collaborator since 1991. In 1995, she spent a year as a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Combinatorics & Optimization of the University of Waterloo.
She has been a CNPq research fellow in Computer Science since 1992 and is currently at level 1A. She has also been awarded "Cientista do Nosso Estado" by FAPERJ, received the Giulio Massarani COPPE Award for Academic Merit in 2006, and received the COPPE Fifty Years Award in 2013.
She is a member of the editorial board of RAIRO Theoretical Informatics and Applications.
Her Erdős number is 2.