Prof. Jean Paul Jacob falou sobre “O Futuro já não é o que era!” no encontro inaugural do PUBTechSF no Consulado do Brasil em SF.
Jean Paul Jacob is a Brazilian electronic engineer, researcher and professor. He received his electronic engineering degree from the Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA) and his MS and PhD degrees in Mathematics and Engineering from the University of California, at Berkeley, in 1966.
He worked in France in industrial and academic research laboratories in Systems and Control, and then at the IBM Nordic Laboratory, in Stockholm. In 1963, he was assigned to the San José IBM Research Laboratory in California, now the Almaden IBM Research Laboratory. He was then involved in developing high level simulations of a space laboratory for NASA.
In 1969, he resumed his academic career at USP, ITA and UFRJ. He created the Systems Department at UFRJ and the first IBM Scientific Center of South America, as well as an Institute for Software Engineering (1980).
For many years he was the IBM research manager at the IBM Almaden Research Center, in California, while also a Visiting Scholar at Stanford and Berkeley, having taken one year sabbaticals from IBM Research at Stanford and twice at Berkeley. He retired from IBM in October 2002, but returned as a researcher Emeritus, a position he still holds.
Jean Paul has received over 50 awards during his career, among them the 1992 Distinguished Alumnus Award in Computer Science and Engineering and the University of California Research Leadership Award in 2003, both from UC Berkeley. Dr. Jacob is an elected member of the IBM Academy of Technology.
Dr. Jacob was heavily involved in the creation of the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) at the University of California, as representative of the first Founding Member of CITRIS, namely IBM, in 2000. Since then he has organized yearly workshops in different areas, including nanotechnology, energy and services, between UC Berkeley, CITRIS, and IBM. He was also an annual speaker for the Management of Technology (MOT) interdisciplinary program at UC Berkeley.
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