Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo has a B.Sc. (1982) and an M.Sc. (1984) in Mathematics from PUC-Rio, the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, and a D.Sc. (1992) in Mathematics from IMPA.

He is a Full Researcher at IMPA and a member of the Visgraf laboratory. He was a consultant at Tecgraf, the Computer Graphics Technology Group of PUC-Rio. He has collaborated with Visgraf and Tecgraf since their creation.

He has been a CNPq research fellow in Computer Science and Mathematics since 1997 and is currently at level 1C.

Before joining IMPA in 2001, he was an Associate Researcher at LNCC, which he joined in 1997, after spending one year there as a visiting researcher supported by a FAPERJ fellowship. Before that, he was a post-doctoral fellow in the Computer Systems Group of the Computer Science Department at the University of Waterloo in 1995.

He was invited plenary speaker at SCAN 2002 and at SIBGRAPI 2017.

His current research interests include computational mathematics, geometric modeling, and interval methods in computer graphics, specially applications of affine arithmetic. He is also interested in programming languages and is one of the designers of the Lua language. Lua was awarded the first prize in the II Compaq Award for Research and Development in Computer Science, in 1997, and the Front Line Award 2011 from the Game Developers Magazine. Lua featured in HOPL III, the Third ACM SIGPLAN History of Programming Languages Conference, in 2007.

- Member of the editorial board of the Journal of Universal Computer Science.
- Member of the editorial board of Nonlinear Theory and Its Applications.
- SIBGRAPI, Brazilian Symposium on Computer Graphics and Image Processing: chair of the program committee for SIBGRAPI'97; member of the program committee for SIBGRAPI'98, SIBGRAPI'99, SIBGRAPI 2002, SIBGRAPI 2005, SIBGRAPI 2007, SIBGRAPI 2008, SIBGRAPI 2009, SIBGRAPI 2010, SIBGRAPI 2011, SIBGRAPI 2012, SIBGRAPI 2013, SIBGRAPI 2014, SIBGRAPI 2015, SIBGRAPI 2016, SIBGRAPI 2017; co-chair of tutorials for SIBGRAPI 2001; chair of posters for SIBGRAPI 2003.
- GeoInfo, Brazilian Workshop on GeoInformatics: co-chair of the program committee for GeoInfo 2000; member of the program committee for GeoInfo 2001 and GeoInfo 2002.
- GCR, Geometric Constraints and Reasoning track of the Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing: member of the program committee for GCR 2008, GCR 2009, GCR 2010, GCR 2011, GCR 2012.
- GRAPP, International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications: member of the program committee for GRAPP 2007, GRAPP 2008, GRAPP 2009, GRAPP 2010, GRAPP 2011, GRAPP 2012, GRAPP 2013, GRAPP 2014, GRAPP 2015, GRAPP 2016, GRAPP 2017, GRAPP 2018.
- Member of the program committee for Eurographics 2012 Short Papers, Eurographics 2016 Short Papers, Eurographics 2017 Short Papers, Eurographics 2018 Short Papers.
- Member of the program committee for WoCG 2013.