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 is a CNPq research fellow in Computer Science since 1992, at level 1A since 2012. She is a FAPERJ "Cientista do Nosso Estado" fellow since 2005. She received the Giulio Massarani COPPE Award for Academic Merit in 2006 and the COPPE Fifty Years Award in 2013. She is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences since 2023.
She is a member of the editorial board of RAIRO Theoretical Informatics and Applications, RAIRO Operations Research, Matemática Contemporânea, and SBMAC SpringerBriefs.
Her Erdős number is 2. See also her cv, her publications, and a description of her most significant publications.