Dr.  Fernando Koch Digital Library

Based in Melbourne, Australia
Fernando Koch


Dr. Fernando Koch is Senior Research Fellow, Department of Computing and Information Systems, The University of Melbourne, and Manager, Solution 49x Group, KPMG. He is a former Visiting Professor at Korea University and ACM Distinguished Speaker. He has been awarded the Eisenhower Fellowship 2016, Australian Endeavour Executive Fellowship 2015, and CNPq Productivity in Technology and Innovation in 2016. He was a Director R&D at SAMSUNG Research Institute (2013-16) leading research projects around computational intelligence, human-centered IoT, human-computer interface, social computing, informatics in education, security and others. Moreover, he was a Research Scientist at IBM Research Brazil (2011-2013) where he received the IBM Eminence and Excellence Award (2012) and the IBM Outstanding Contributor Award (2013) for leadership in research. He has over 20 years of IT Industry experience with practice in R&D, product development, and business development with companies in the Silicon Valley, Europe, Brazil, and Australia. He received the Ph.D in Computer Sciences (2009) from Utrecht University in collaboration with The University of Melbourne. He participated in the PostDoc (2010) in Computer Sciences at Utrecht University. He also holds M.Sc. (1997) and B.Sc. (1993) degrees in Computer Sciences by the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil. He has published over 70 papers and more than 30 patents. He is IEEE Senior Member and ACM Senior Member. His research interests include Computational Intelligence, Digital Education, Mobile Computing, Distributed Computing, and Computational Social Sciences.

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