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Sergio Ferraz Novaes


Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de São Paulo. Núcleo de Computação Científica (NCC)  (Institutional affiliation from the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

He is a Full Professor at the São Paulo State University (Unesp). He obtained a B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from the University of São Paulo (USP) and completed a post-doctoral internship at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley, USA). He has been a visiting researcher at the University of Wisconsin (Madison, USA), University of Valencia (Spain), Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Chicago, USA) and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). He co-founded the Advanced Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2). He was leader of the São Paulo group of the Dzero Collaboration at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab). He is currently a member of the CMS Collaboration of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and leader of the CMS group in São Paulo. Since 2003, he has been Principal Investigator of the Thematic Projects at the São Paulo State Research Support Foundation (Fapesp), which has been supporting the activities of the São Paulo Research and Analysis Center (SPRACE). He and his team implemented GridUnesp, the first Campus Grid in Latin America and he is currently Scientific Director of the Scientific Computing Center at Unesp. He was PI of several RD projects with the private sector (Padtec, Intel, Huawei, etc.) that include the Intel Parallel Computing Center (IPCC), the Center of Excellence in Machine Learning and the development of Kytos, a new SDN controller open source, with the support of Huawei. He and his team have partnered for more than a decade with the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in demonstrations at the SuperComputing conference where they broke the record for data transmission between the Northern and Southern Hemispheres three times. He was a member of the International Committee for Future Accelerators , ICFA (2005-2007), Brazilian representative on the Particles and Fields Commission (C11) of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics, IUPAP (2011-2021), Brazilian representative on the Executive Board of the International Doctorate Network in Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology , IDPASC (2022-), elected representative of the States of Region B (OSB) made up of 20 countries of the CMS Collaboration (2021-2023), member of the Technical and Scientific Committee of the National High Energy Physics Network, Renafae (2008-2018 ), member of the Steering Committee of the INCT for High Energy Physics CERN-Brazil (2023-), Principal Researcher and Coordinator of Education and Knowledge Diffusion at the Center for Applied Research Data Science for the Smart Industry, CDI2 (2024-), member of the Management Committee of the Scientific Supercomputing Center of the State of São Paulo, C3SP (2024-). He was appointed by the Minister of Science and Technology to form the task force that began negotiations for Brazil to become an Associate Member of CERN. He led several science communication programs, such as the Elementary Structure of Matter: A Poster in each School, which distributed posters to 25,000 high schools in Brazil and the SPRACE Game which was translated into English and German. He coordinated several international agreements with the USA (Madison, MIT and Texas Tech), the United Kingdom (Edinburgh, Southampton and Imperial College) and Portugal (IST, Lisbon). He was a member of the Advisory Committee of the São Paulo Research Support Foundation, Fapesp (1997-2000) and of the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development, CNPq (2009-2012), and Scientific Coordinator (1990-1996) and Deputy Director (1996-1999) of the Institute of Theoretical Physics at Unesp. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

Articles published in Pesquisa FAPESP Magazine about the researcher:
Sopa primordial 
Primordial soup 
Sopa primordial 
An expanding jigsaw puzzle 
Un rompecabezas en expansión 
Articles published in Pesquisa para Inovação FAPESP about the researcher:
Academia and private enterprise join forces to foster research in artificial intelligence 
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