Full Professor in Software Engineering and Director of the Institute of Mathematical and Computer Sciences (ICMC-USP, 2010-2014). He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of São Paulo (1978), a Master's degree in Space Engineering and Technology from the National Institute of Space Research (1983) and a PhD in Electrical Engineering - Computing and Automation from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) (1991).
Deputy Director of ICMC-USP (2007-2010). President of the Brazilian Computer Society SBC (2007-2009; 2009-2011); was SBC Director of Education (97-99), SBC Board Member (1999-2003, 2011-2015), Vice President of SBC (2003-2005, 2005-2007). President of SBC 2007-2011. Member of the CA-CC / CNPq (2006-2009); Assistant to the Computing Department of CAPES (2004-2007, 2007-2010). Member of the Area Coordination of FAPESP (2006-2013). Coordinator of the IEA ICT Group Institute of Advanced Studies / USP-São Carlos. Member of the research network - International Software Engineering Research Network (ISERN, until 2010). Member of the Permanent Evaluation Commission of USP. He has experience in the area of Computer Science, with emphasis on Software Engineering, working mainly on the following topics: software testing, software engineering education, experimental software engineering, critical embedded systems, and teaching environments and methods.
He has published more than 60 articles in periodicals and more than a hundred refereed complete articles, plus three books and more than a dozen book chapters. He coordinated and participated in dozens of research projects funded by research agencies. Coordinated the National Institute of Science and Technology in Critical Embedded Systems (INCT-SEC), funded by CNPq / Fapesp. Participates in International Periodical Editorial Committees and has already coordinated / participated in more than one hundred Scientific Event Program Committees. He received several awards and honors, including: Scientific Merit Award 2017 from SBC - Brazilian Computer Society, Commendation of Scientific Merit 2008, Jabuti Award 2008 for Exact Sciences, Science and Technology (third place); Highlight Academic 2007 given by ABDI - Brazilian Agency for Industrial Development; and IV National Informatics Award 1991, conferred by SEI, MODDATA S / A, Roberto Marinho Foundation.