Helio Waldman

  • Unicamp/UFABCCollaborating Professor

Helio Waldman was graduated as Engenheiro de Eletrônica by Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA) in 1966, and  received his M.Sc. degree and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1968 and 1971 respectively. In 1972 and 1973 he was AssociateProfessor at COPPE/UFRJ. In 1974 he joined  Unicamp, where he is a Full Professor since 1980, having been Director of the Campinas Engineering School from 1982 to 1986 and the first Research Provost from 1986 to 1990. In 2006, he retired at Unicamp and joined UFABC as the first Research Provost of the newly-created University. In 2010, he was appointed to the first 4-year tenure as President of UFABC, and in 2014 he reached compulsory retirement upon his 70-th birthday. In 2009, he was admitted to the Ordem Nacional do Mérito Científico in the class of Comendador in the area of  Engineering Sciences, and is Emeritus Professor at UFABC, as well as “Life Senior Member” of IEEE. He is now a collaborating Professor both at Unicamp and UFABC, and coordinates a Fapesp Thematic Project called PICC (Protecting the Internet from the Capacity Crunch) with the support of UFABC and Unicamp (Proc. Fapesp 2015/24341-7). He is interested in the application of machine learning in the management of complex networks and other emerging cyber-systems, as well as in the humanization of man-machine interfaces.