Alécio Binotto is a researcher of the Software Technology group since 2013. My goal is to develop an innovation agenda that includes technical and business leadership based on an agile startup mindset. At IBM Research, I do it around Blockchain, IoT, and AI. Currently also helping the CTO on the agile creation of Hyperledger Fabric Blockchain cases & strategy with clients and startups, particularly in agritech, healthtech, fintech, logistics, and supply chain. Holds bachelor’s degree (2000), master’s (2003), and Ph.D. in Computer Science (2011) from UFRGS - Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, in collaboration with Technische Universitat Darmstadt, Germany.
Between 2007 and 2010, worked at Fraunhofer IGD (Germany) developing solvers for PDEs focused on CPU and GPU, as well as scheduling heuristics to assign tasks over these PUs. Has also experience with scientific visualization of large data and project management. Before joining IBM Research, started a post-doc at UFRGS (2011) that further led to a guest position at LBNL (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) till 2013, in Berkeley, USA.
Besides, has participated in several international telemedicine research projects since 2003. In 2011, Alécio was awarded the 2011 IEEE Humanitarian Supreme Prize winning the annual IEEE Presidents’ Change the World Competition with a solution and pilot for tele-ultrasound. This solution is incorporated in the iCare Platform, the most complete web-based tele- diagnosis and monitoring plataform available in Brazil. He co-founded 2 startups in this area and also provided talks to IEEE students on how a research project can make impact in changing the world. Recognized as 2014 IBM Emerging Talent, invited in 2017 for the Technical Leadership Council at IBM Brazil, and elevated to IEEE Senior Member in 2018.