Nelson Fonseca received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from The University of Southern California in 1994. He is a Full Professor at Institute of Computing of the University of Campinas, Brazil. He has published 400+ papers and supervised 70+ graduate students. Currently, He served as ComSoc’s Vice President Technical and Educational Activities, VP Publications, Vice President Member Relations, Director for Conference Development, Director of Latin America Region and Director of On-Line Services.
He served as ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer. He is the recipient of the 2012 ComSoc Joseph LoCicero Award for Exemplary Service to Publications, the Medal of the Chancelor of the University of Pisa (2007) and the Elsevier Computer Network Journal Editor of Year 2001 award. He is a Past EiC of IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials. He is Senior Editor for IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials and Senior Editor for the IEEE Communications Magazine. He created the ComSoc Student Competition Program, IEEE LATINCOM, IEEE Latincloud, IEEE NFV_SDN, and the series of Multimedia Communications Symposia in GLOBECOM/ICC. He has been technical chair for over 10 IEEE conferences, including IEEE ICC 2016. He chaired the Multimedia Communications TC and the Communications Systems Integration and Modeling TC.