Prof. Dr. Paulo E. Cruvinel

Prof. Paulo E. Cruvinel is a senior researcher of the Brazilian Corporation for Agricultural Research (Embrapa) and also actuate as Invited Professor at the Post-Graduation Programs of the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar) and University of São Paulo (USP), i.e., respectively in Computer Sciences, Physics, and Electrical Engineering areas. He also actuated as an Invited Collaborative Professor at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy, which is mainly supported by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Cruvinel received in 1980 the title of Engineer in the Faculty of Engineering of Barretos, in both modalities Electrotechnics and Electronics. He got the Master Science Degree in Bioengineering (1984) for his work in intelligent instrumentation for radiation dosimetry of X and γ-rays based on the cylindrical electret ionization chamber, and the Ph.D. Degree in Automation (1987) for his work in computerized X-ray tomograph for applications in soil science, both at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), SP, Brazil.

He developed a Postdoctoral Program (1988) at the Centro per lIngegneria Biomedica e Cattedra di Fisica, Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Rome, Italy, and also a second Postdoctoral Program (1990 and 1991) in the Crocker Nuclear Laboratory in collaboration with the Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources at University of California, Davis, USA. In his career he received several awards and honors, such as, the Diploma of Merit from the Brazilian Institute Engineering (1980), the Outstanding Researcher (2005) from the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation; Diploma Award as the Brazilian Agriculture Personality of the year 2000 from the Engineers' Union in the State of São Paulo; Plate from the Crocker Nuclear Laboratory (USA) in acknowledgement for his outstanding scientific cooperation (1991), among others. Cruvinel’s research interests now focused on study and development of sensors, metering processes, physics applied to agriculture, intelligent systems, image processing, systems modelling, complex networks, knowledge systems, semantic computing and automation in agriculture.

He is member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC). He is also member of the Trustees Board of the High Technology Science Park Foundation of São Carlos, member of the Technology Council of the Engineering Union of the State of São Paulo, Visiting Researcher of the Institute for Advanced Studies of the University of São Paulo (USP), President of the Brazilian Society of Agricultural Engineering, and Fellow of The International Academy, Research, and Industry Association (IARIA).