Philippe Olivier Alexander Navaux, is professor of the Informatics Institute from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil, since 1971. Graduated in Electronic Engineering, UFRGS, 1970, Brazil, Master in Applied Physics, UFRGS, 1973, Brazil, PhD in Computer Science, Grenoble National Institute of Technology (INPG), Grenoble, 1979, France. Professor of graduate and undergraduate courses on Computer Architecture – High Performance Computing.
Leader of the GPPD, Parallel and Distributed Processing Group, with projects financed by government agencies Finep, CNPq, Capes, and international Cooperation with groups from France, Germany and USA, with funding from CNPq and CAPES. Besides the cooperation projects with academic sector, he has conducted several research projects with private companies: Microsoft, Intel, HP, DELL, Altus and Itautec. Has oriented more than 80 Master and PhD students and has published near 400 papers in journals and conferences. Member of the SBC, Brazilian Computer Society, SBPC, Brazilian Society for Scientific Progress, ACM, Association f.r Computing Machinery, and IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Consultant to various national and international funding organizations DoE (USA), ANR (FR), FINEP, CNPq, CAPES, FAPESP, FAPERGS, FAPEMIG, FACEPE and others. He was member of the Superior Council from the FAPERGS (one Brazilian agency for supporting research) and from the CTC, Scientific and Technical Council, of the LNCC/MCT. Currently, he is coordinator of the Computing Area Committee from the Capes/MEC (Higher Education Personnel Training Coordination / Ministry of Education).