Sérgio F. Novaes

Curriculum Vitae

  • 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),
    • 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.
  • He created the São Paulo Research and Analysis Center (SPRACE).
  • He has been Principal Investigator of the Thematic Projects at the São Paulo State Research Support Foundation (Fapesp) since 2003 which has been supporting the activities of SPRACE.
  • He and his team implemented GridUnesp, the first Campus Grid in Latin America
  • He is currently Scientific Director of the Center for Scientific Computing at Unesp.
  • He was PI of several R&D projects with the private sector (Padtec, Intel, Huawei, etc.) that include
    • The Intel Parallel Computing Center (IPCC),
    • The Center of Excellence in Machine Learning
    • 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
    • They broke three times the record for data transmission between the Northern and Southern Hemispheres
  • He was
    • Member of the International Committee for Future Accelerators , ICFA (2005-2007),
    • The Brazilian representative on the Particles and Fields Commission (C11) of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics, IUPAP (2011-2021),
    • The 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 Investigator 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-).
    • 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 all 25,000 high schools in Brazil
    • The "SPRACE Game" which was translated into English and German by the Austrian Academy of Science.
    • The app "The Particle", developed by Frank Close, in Portuguese
  • He coordinated several international agreements with
    • USA (Madison, MIT and Texas Tech),
    • United Kingdom (Edinburgh, Southampton and Imperial College),
    • Portugal (IST, Lisbon).
  • He was
    • Member of the Advisory Committee of the São Paulo Research Support Foundation, Fapesp (1997-2000)
    • National Council for Scientific and Technological Development, CNPq (2009-2012),
    • Scientific Coordinator (1990-1996) and Deputy Director (1996-1999) of the Institute of Theoretical Physics at Unesp.

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