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Fabio Kon


Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Matemática e Estatística (IME)  (Institutional affiliation from the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Fabio Kon is a Full Professor of the Department of Computer Science at the University of São Paulo (USP). He began his career working on Distributed File Systems, Computer Music, Automatic Configuration of Distributed Component Systems, and Reflective Middleware. Currently, his research interests include Smart Cities, Data Science, and Software Systems. Fabio is the author of over 150 peer-reviewed scientific papers and he is a member of the program committee of several international conferences. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the SpringerNature Journal of Internet Services and Applications for 10 years, the Director of the Open Source Initiative (OSI) and the Director of the USP FLOSS Competence Center. He is a special advisor to the Scientific Director of the São Paulo Research Agency (FAPESP) and a proposal evaluator for the European Commission Horizon 2020 Novel ideas for radically new technologies program. In 2014, he was a Visiting Professor at Technion, Israel, where he investigated innovation, entrepreneurship, and startups and, in 2018/2019, he was a Visiting Professor at MIT where he carried out research on Smart Cities. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

Articles published in Pesquisa FAPESP Magazine about the researcher:
El futuro de la movilidad con los coches autónomos 
Self-driving cars—the future of mobility 
Articles published in Pesquisa para Inovação FAPESP about the researcher:
Smart packaging cuts cost for manufacturers 
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