Kary Ocaña is a Researcher Pleno Technologist of the Bioinformatics Laboratory (LABINFO) at the National Laboratory of Scientific Computing (LNCC) of the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication (MCTIC) of Brazil. She was Post-Doc (2010–2015) of the Department of Computer Science at the COPPE Institute of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and was supported by a FAPERJ’s grant “Post-Doc Note 10” (2013–2015). She received both her D.Sc. (2010) and M.Sc. (2006) in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (FIOCRUZ) (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and her B.Sc. (2002) in Pharmaceutical Biochemistry from the National University of San Marcos (Lima, Peru). She was awarded in 2018 as Young Scientist of Our State, by FAPERJ (it is an award for prominent young researchers in the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). Her main research interests covered areas in bioinformatics and computer science, working on the following topics: evolutionary and comparative genomics, phylogenomics, development of software applications for bioinformatics and computational biology, e-Science, scientific workflows for bioinformatics, parallel and distributed computation and cloud computing. She participates in research projects in those areas, with funding from Brazilian government agencies as CNPq, CAPES, and FAPERJ and is a member of IEEE, ACM and of the Brazilian Computer Society.