Paulo F. Pires is an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil and member of the Centre for Distributed and High Performance Computing, University fo Sydney, Australia. He received his Diploma (M.Sc.) and his Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Computer Science and Systems Engineering in Computer Science, in 1997 and 2002, respectively, both from the COPPE/Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 2000 he was a visiting researcher at the CLIP lab in University of Maryland (USA), during the year of 2009 he expends three months as visiting researcher at Málaga University, Spain. During the yeaar of 2010, he was  at the University of Sydney, Australia, as visiting scholar, on sabbatical leave.
His main research interests include model driven development, software product lines, infrastructures for Web service composition, and application of Software Engineering techniques in the development of software systems for emerging domains, such as embedded, ubiquitous and pervasive systems. Dr. Pires has participated in several cooperative industry–university projects as well as research projects in those areas, with funding from several International and Brazilian government agencies, including CNPq, CAPES, FINEP, FAPERJ, Microsoft, and Fundación Carolina (Spain). He has published over 50 refereed international journal articles and conference papers. He has served in program committees of several Brazilian and international conferences. He holds a technological innovation productivity scholarship from the Brazilian Research Council (CNPq) since 2010 and is a member of the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC).
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