The Department of Computer Science (DCC) was formally set up in 1987, although the Institute has been developing works related to Computation since 1970. The DCC is responsible for graduate, undergraduate, and extension courses in Computer Science, besides offering introductory courses to Computation to other courses of the University.

The main research areas of the department are Algorithms, Combinatory and Continuous Optimization, Computing Systems, Logic, Artificial Intelligence, Software Engineering, Distributed Systems, Cryptography, Visual Computing and Bioinformatics.

The undergraduate program consists in a Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree course. The graduate program comprises the Master’s Degree in Computer Science and the Doctorate Degree in Computer Science courses. Its students perform research activities in several areas of Computation. The Department, together with other unities of the University of Sao Paulo, also takes part in the Bioinformatics Graduate Program.

A significant amount of foreign students is accepted every year in the department through the Institute’s and the University’s exchange agreements, as well as Brazilian students from other universities.

Research arrangements are hold with national and international funding agencies, like the Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), the Brazilian Federal Agency for the Improvement of Higher Education (CAPES), the Research and Projects Financing (FINEP), the French Committee for the Evaluation of University-Level Cooperation with Brazil (COFECUB), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) of United States.

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Many laboratories are at disposal of the department’s students, like the Data Base Laboratory, the Bioinformatics Laboratory, the Distributed and Parallel Computing Laboratory, the Eclipse Laboratory, the Logics, Artificial Intelligence and Formal Methods Laboratory, the Interaction Techniques Laboratory and the Computer Vision Laboratory.

The buildings and the technological resources are very effective. The teachers and students may use the local computer network (and the local server), with high capacity of processing and memory. There are hundreds of pc's connected to the USP network, besides the USP wireless service (free of charges for students and teachers use) that covers all the campus. In the Center for Computation Teaching, the students have acces to 115 computers, 3 printers, 2 projectors and a television.

In addition to the available technology, it's also possible to keep updated making the most of the Carlos Benjamin de Lyra Library, considered to be one of the most complete libraries of Latin America concerning the Mathematics area. It's focused on Mathematics, Statistics and Computation and bring together about 90 thousands items.

It was recently created the FLOSS Competence Center (CCSL), which intends to encourage the free and open source software development and use outside the University. The program counts on funding agencies to finance these laboratories and the research activity in general.

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About the Institute

The predecessor of the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics is the Department of Mathematics of the old Faculty of Philosophy, Languages and Literature, and Human Sciences, which was created in 1934, the same year that the University of Sao Paulo itself was founded. In these years it was already thaugh mathematics in undergraduate degree in mathematics and, from 1945 on, in graduate degree.

The Institute itself, however, was officially created some years later, trough the University Reform of 1970 which brought together in a single unit teachers of mathematics, statistics and computer science from several other parts of the university.

 

About the Department

The starting point of the first undergraduate degree in Computer Science at University of Sao Paulo can be dated from 1962, by the time the Department of Mathematics at the Polytechnic School had acquired an IBM 1620 computer for teaching and researching. In 1970, with the creation of Institute of Mathematics and Statistics, several members of this initial group have become professors of the Department of Applied Mathematics at the newly created Institute.

In 1987, a group of twenty-four professors at Department of Applied Mathematics decided to create the Department of Computer Science. So, the Department of Applied Mathematics got divided into two: one that kept its name and another one - the Department of Computer Science. Before it, all activities related to Computer Science were held at Department of Applied Mathematics.

Since its early years the Department of Computer Science has encouraged its members to conduct doctoral studies abroad. This practice deeply contributed to form faculty.

 

 

Even though members of the department have taken part on scientific meetings and contests even before its foundantion in 1987, the number of such activities has considerably grown in the past years. The following graphic illustrates such growing and comes along with a list of the recent achievements of DCC professors:


2011

 
Top 5 Articles of the XXIX Brazilian Symposium on Computer Networks, with the paper

Siang Wun Song
Scientific Merit Award, from the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC)


2010
 
Yoshiko Wakabayashi
Admission to the National Order of Scientific Merit (Commander Class), by the Ministry for Science and Technology
 
Yoshiko Wakabayashi
and the undergraduate student Susanna Figueiredo de Rezende, oriented by him in the Scientific Initiation Program (Undergraduate Research Internship)
Gold Medal at the Conference on Scientific Initiation, hosted by the National Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IMPA)
 
Carlos Hitoshi Morimoto
Best Article of the Symposium of Virtual and Augmented Reality (SVR), hosted by the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC)
 
Routo Terada
Member of the Program Comittee of the Brazilian Symposium on Security (SBSeg), hosted by the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC)
 
Leliane Nunes de Barros
and the graduate student Karina Valdivia Delgado, oriented by her in the Doctoral Program
Best Thesis on Artificial Intelligence in Brazil from April 2008 to March 2010, at the MSc Dissertation/PhD Thesis Contest in Artificial Intelligence (CTDIA), set up by the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC)
 
Roberto Marcondes Cesar Junior
and the graduate student David C. Martins Jr., oriented by him in the Doctoral Program
Honorable Mention at the Thesis Award of the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Level Personnel (CAPES)
 
Routo Terada
Member of the Program Committee of the International Workshop on Security (IWSEC), hosted by Tokai University – Japan
 
Marcelo Finger
Awarded by the Delegation of European Union to Brazil for his participation on the Seventh Framework Programme, hosted by the Delegation of European Union to Brazil

Marcelo Finger and Willian Colen
member of the research group coordinated by him
Voo Livre Award for the development of grammar checker CoGroo, at the National Meeting of BrOffice.org

Nina Sumiko Tomita Hirata
and the graduate student Bruno Klava, oriented by her in the Master’s Degree Program
Third Place in the Workshop of Theses and Dissertations (WTD) of the 23rd Conference on Graphics, Patterns and Images (SIBGRAPI)
 

2009

Fabio Kon
and the graduate student Giuliano Mega, oriented by him in the Master’s Degree Program
Dissertation ranked in the top 10 of the XXII Theses and Dissertations Contest (CTD) set up by the Brazilian Computer Society

Ronaldo Fumio Hashimoto
and the graduate student Anderson Fraiha Machado, oriented by him in the Master’s Degree Program
Dissertation ranked in the top 10 of the XXII Theses and Dissertations Contest (CTD) set up by the Brazilian Computer Society

Carlos E. Ferreira
and the graduate student Alexandre S. Freire, oriented by him in the Master’s Degree Program
Dissertation ranked in the top 10 of the XXII Theses and Dissertations Contest (CTD) set up by the Brazilian Computer Society

Fabio Kon
Senior Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM – United States)

Flavio Soares Correa da Silva
Senior Member of the British Society for Studies of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB – United Kingdon)

Leliane Nunes de Barros
and the graduate student Karina Valdivia Delgado, oriented by her in the Doctoral Program
Silver Medal in the JAR Young Research Award, set up by the InternationalJournal of Aproximate Reasoning, Elsevier

André Fujita and his mentor Carlos Eduardo Ferreira
Honorable Mention (Biology I) at the Thesis Award of the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Level Personnel (CAPES)

Routo Terada
Member of the Program Committee of the 4th International Workshop on Security, hosted by Mirai University – Japan

João Eduardo Ferreira
Incentive Award in Science and Technology for the SUS (National Un
ified Health System), given by the Ministry for Health
Award-winning project: HIVSetSubtype – Software for subtype classification of HIV

Alair Pereira do Lago
Award Shigueo Watanabe at the Paulista Math Olympiad (OPM)

Daniel Macêdo Batista
Student Travel Award Program (STAP) for SAC 2009, hosted by the
Special Interest Group on Applied Computing (SIGAPP) of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)


2008
and the graduate student Raphael Y. de Camargo, oriented by him in the Doctoral Program
Ranked among the top 6 thesis of the Thesis and Dissertations Contest set up by Brazilian Computer Society (SBC)
 
and the graduate student Raphael Y. de Camargo, oriented by him in the Doctoral Program
Best Thesis of the Computer Science Doctoral Program of IME-USP
 
Member of the Program Committee of the Brazilian Symposium on Security, set up by the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC)
 
Best poster of X-Meeting, hosted by the Brazilian Association for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (AB3C)
 
Best Thesis on Artificial Intelligence in Brazil from April 2006 to March 2008, at the MSc Dissertation/PhD Theses Contest in Artificial Intelligence (CTDIA), set up by the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC)
 
Best Thesis of the Theses and Dissertations Contest, set up by the Brazilian Computer Science (SBC)
 
Student Travel Award Program (STAP) for SAC 2008, hosted by the Special Interest Group on Applied Computing (SIGAPP) of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
 
Third place in the USP Innovation Olympics, hosted by USP Innovation Agency
 
and the graduate student Julian Gerald Miller, oriented by him in the Master’s Degree Program
Third place in the Dissertations Contest, set up by the Latin American Center for Studies in Informatics (CLEI)


2007

Marcelo Finger, Flavio C. S. da Silva and Ana Cristina V. de Melo
1st Place Jaboti Award on the category “Exact Science, Technology and Informatics” for the book Lógica para Computação

Roberto Marcondes Cesar Junior
and the graduate student Julian Gerald Miller, oriented by him in the Master’s Degree Program
Ranked among the top 10 dissertations of the Thesis and Dissertations Contest set up by Brazilian Computer Society (SBC)

Siang Wun Song
National Order of Scientific Merit, given by the Brazilian President
Member of the Program Committee of the Brazilian Symposium on Security, set up by the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC)
and the graduate student Eugênio Akihiru Nassu, oriented by him in the Doctoral Program
Finalist at the Santander Award for Entrepreneurship, Science and Innovation
and the graduate student Arnaldo Câmara Lara, oriented by him in the Doctoral Program
Honorable Mention at the Thesis and Dissertations Contest of the Conference on Graphics, Patterns and Images (SIBGRAPI)

Roberto Marcondes Cesar Junior
and the graduate student João Vitor Baldini Soares, oriented by him in the Master’s Degree Program
Honorable Mention in the Latin-American Master's Thesis Contest (CLTM), set up by the Latin American Center for Studies in Informatics (CLEI)

Junior Barrera
President of the Brazilian Association for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (AB3C)
Program Committee Member of the First Pairings Conference, hosted by the Institute of Electronic, Information and Computer Engineering - Japan
Program Committee Member of the IV Computer Security Iberoamerican Congress, hosted by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid – Spain
and the graduate student Ellen Hidemi Fukuda, oriented by him in the Master’s Degree Program
“Odelar Leite Linhares” Award, set up by the Brazilian Society of Computational and Applied Mathematics (SBMAC)

Yoshiko Wakabayashi
and the graduate student Gordana Manic, oriented by him in the Doctoral Program
Best Thesis on Computer Science in 2006 at the Thesis Award of the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Level Personnel (CAPES)

João Eduardo Ferreira
Incentive Award in Science and Technology for the SUS (National Unified Health System), given by the Ministry for Health
Award-winning project: Cooperative System for Studies about HIV/AIDS in Brazil

Ernesto Julián Goldberg Birgin
and the undergraduate student Rafael Durbano Lobato, oriented by him in the Scientific Initiation Program (Undergraduate Research Internship)
Scientific Initiation Award from the Brazilian Society of Operations Research (SOBRAPO)

Daniel Macêdo Batista
2nd place at the Latin-American Master's Thesis Contest (CLTM), set up by the Latin American Center for Studies in Informatics (CLEI)

Alfredo Goldman vel Lejbman
and the graduate student Daniel de Angelis Cordeiro, oriented by him in the Master’s Degree Program
3
rd place at the Latin-American Master's Thesis Contest (CLTM), set up by the Latin American Center for Studies in Informatics (CLEI)

At present, the Department of Computer Science consists of approximately 40 professors, whose activities include teaching and research.

 

Alair Pereira do Lago
Ph.D. In Applied Mathematics/Computer Science, University of Sao Paulo

Alan Mitchel Durham
Ph.D. In Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Alfredo Goldman Vel Lejbman
Ph.D. In Informatics and Systems, Institut National Polythecnique de Grenoble

Ana Cristina Vieira de Melo
Ph.D. In Computer Science, University of Manchester; Postdoc, University of Oxford

Arnaldo Mandel
Ph.D. In Mathematics, University of Waterloo

Carlos Eduardo Ferreira
Ph.D. In Mathematics, Technische Universitat Berlin

Carlos Hitoshi Morimoto
Ph.D. In Computer Science, University of Maryland at College Park

Carlos Humes Jr
Ph.D In Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California at Berkeley

Cristina Gomes Fernandes
Ph.D. In Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology

Ernesto Julián Goldberg Birgin
Ph.D. In Applied Mathematics, Campinas State University (UNICAMP); Postdoc, Campinas State University (UNICAMP) and Princeton University

Fabio Kon
Ph.D. In Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Flavio Soares Correa da Silva
Ph.D. In Artificial Intelligence, University of Edinburgh

Francisco Carlos da Rocha Reverbel
Ph.D. In Computer Science, University of New Mexico

João Eduardo Ferreira
Ph.D. In Computational Physics, University of Sao Paulo (USP)

José Augusto Ramos Soares
Ph.D. In Computer Science, University of Chicago

José Coelho de Pina Jr
Ph.D. In Econometrics, Universiteit van Amsterdam

Kunio Okuda

Ph.D. In Computer Science, University of Sao Paulo (USP)

Leliane Nunes de Barros

Ph.D In Electrical Engineering, University of Sao Paulo (USP)

Leônidas de Oliveira Brandão
Ph.D. In Applied Mathematics, University of Sao Paulo (USP)

Manoel Marcilio Sanches
M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics, University of Sao Paulo (USP)

Marcel Parolin Jackowski
Ph.D. In Computer Science, Wright State University

Marcelo Finger
Ph.D. In Computer Science, Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London; Scientific Productivity Grant from CNPq

Marcelo Gomes Queiroz
Ph.D. In Computer Science, Universidade de São Paulo (USP)

Marco Aurélio Gerosa
Ph.D. In Informatics, Pontifícia Universidade Católica of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)

Marco Dimas Gubitoso
Ph.D. In Computer Science, University of Sao Paulo (USP)

Maria Ângela M. C. Gurgel
Ph.D. In Applied Mathematics, University of Sao Paulo (USP)

Nami Kobayashi
Ph.D. In Applied Mathematics, University of Sao Paulo (USP)

Nina Sumiko Tomita Hirata
Ph.D. In Computer Science, University of Sao Paulo (USP)

Paulo Feofiloff
Ph.D. In Combinatorics and Optimization, University of Waterloo

Paulo José da Silva e Silva
Ph.D. In Apllied Mathematics, University of Sao Paulo (USP)

Renata Wassermann
Ph.D. In Computer Science, Universiteit van Amsterdam

Roberto Hirata Jr
Ph.D. In Computer Science, University of Sao paulo (USP)

Roberto Marcondes Cesar Junior
Ph.D. In Physics, University of Sao Paulo (USP)

Ronaldo Fumio Hashimoto
Ph.D. In Computer Science, University of Sao Paulo (USP)

Routo Terada
Ph.D. In Computer Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Siang Wun Song
Ph.D. In Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

Sinai Robins
Ph.D. In Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Valdemar Waingort Setzer
Ph.D. In Applied Mathematics, University of Sao Paulo (USP)

Walter Mascarenhas
Ph.D. In Applied Mathematics, Massachussets Institute of Technology

Yoshiharu Kohayakawa
Ph.D. In Mathematics, University of Cambridge

Yoshiko Wakabayashi
Ph.D. In Applied Mathematics, Universität Augsburg