Dr. Fernando Koch is a Data & AI Solution Architect with IBM, former Director of Research at Samsung Research, Research Scientist at IBM Research, and Visiting Professor at Korea University. He is a hands-on Innovator, Researcher, and Solution Architect with a deep understanding about the application of AI, Data Science, IoT and Cloud Computing in practical solutions for real-world problems. His achievements have been recognized with the Eisenhower Fellowship, Australian Endeavour Executive Fellowship, Brazilian Research Council Productivity in Research Award. He developed numerous business initiatives, fomented research programs, and extensively contributed with  intellectual property including 6 books co-edited, 35+ patents, 70+ papers, and organized multiple scientific workshopsHe holds a PhD in Computer Sciences from Utrecht University with thesis around Distributed AI and Mobile Computing. His research interests include: Distributed Computing, Distributed AI, Social Computing

Academic & Research

The integrating theme of my research is the construction of adaptive, distributed, and intelligent information systems, able to support decision-making in complex settings. The leading topics include: 

  • Distributed Computing

  • Distributed AI

  • Social Computing

These in use scenarios like Distribute Cloud, Intent-Based Networking, and 5G-MEC. 

Digital Education and AI for Social Good are topics that I have worked in the past and still very dear to me.

Awards & Recognition
  • Eisenhower Fellowship (2016-)

  • Endeavour Executive Fellowship (2015) 

  • ACM Distinguished Speaker (2014-19)

  • Honorary Senior Fellow, The University of Melbourne (2013-19)

  • CNPq Productivity Award (2013-16)

  • IEEE Senior Member (2015-)

  • ACM Senior Member (2014-)