Nelson Luis Saldanha da Fonseca received his
Electrical Engineer (1984) and MSc in Computer Science (1987) degrees from
Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
and the MSc (1993) and Ph.D (1994) degrees in Computer Engineering from
of Southern California. He receive the title of “Livre Docente” in Computer Networks from the
He is a Full Professor at Institute of Computing of The University of Campinas,
He received the Medal of the Chancelor of the University of Pisa (2007). He is the recipient of the 2003 State University of Campinas Zeferino Vaz award for academic productivity in Computer Science, the Elsevier Computer Network Journal Editor of Year 2001 award, the 1994 University of Southern California International Book award and the Brazilian Computer Society First Thesis and Dissertations award. He is listed in Marqui's Who is Who in the World, Who's Who in Science and Engineering. His graduate students have received eight awards in Latin America Thesis contests.
Nelson Fonseca has published over 250 refereed papers.
He is the EiC of IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials. He served as EiC of the IEEE Communications Society Electronic Newsletter(2004-2007), Associate EiC of IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials (2006) and Editor of the Global Communications Newsletter (1999-2002). He is on the editorial board of Computer Networks, IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, the IEEE Communications Magazine. He served as Associate editor for IEEE Transaction on Multimedia (1999-2004), for the Brazilian Journal of Telecommunications (2001-2004) and for the Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society (2002-2007). He co-edited Teletraffic Engineering in the Internet Era, Elsevier, 2001, and organized several special issues to Computer Networks Journal, IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Communications, IEEE Communications Magazine Journal of the Brazilian Telecommunications Society and Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society.
Dr. Fonseca funded the IEEE Latin America on Communications in 2009 as well as the Multimedia Communications Series of Symposium in IEEE Globecom and IEEE ICC. He co-chaired the QoS, Reliability and Performance Modeling Symposium (IEEE ICC2010, ICC2009, ICC 2008, ICC 2007, IEEE ICC 2006, IEEE ICC 2004, IEEE ICC 2003) , IEEE ICC 2005 Next Generation Networks for Universal Services and IEEE GLOBECOM 2004 General Symposium. He was the Technical Chair of the 2008 Brazilian Symposium on Computer Networks and the chair of the 2003 Brazilian Workshop on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Communications Systems. He was Vice-Technical Chairman of the International Teletraffic Congress 17 (2001), chairman of the 7th IEEE Workshop on Computer-Aided Modeling Design and Analysis of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD'98), vice-chair of CAMAD2000, vice-chair of IEEE Globecom'99 Multimedia Technology and Services Symposium and has served as technical committee member for several IEEE conferences.
Currently, Currently, he is an elected Member at Large of the IEEE ComSoc Board of Governors. He served as IEEE ComSoc ComSoc Director for Latin America (2008-2009), Director for On-Line Services (2002-2003), and Chair of the IEEE ComSoC Communications Systems Integration and Modeling Technical Committee (2005-2007), and Chair of IEEE Comsoc Technical Commitee on Multimedia Communications (2006-2008). He was also Chair of ComSoc Cluster of technical committees on Vertical Issues on Communications.
He gave tutorials in several major international conferences such as IEEE ICC and IEEE GLOBECOM.