He is currently an Associate Professor at the Berkman Klein Center of Harvard University. Virgílio Almeida is Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). In 2016, he was a visiting professor at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences of Harvard University. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Vanderbilt University, a master’s degree in Computer Science from PUC-Rio de Janeiro, and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Federal University of Minas Gerais. He has held visiting positions at various universities and research labs, such as New York University, Boston University, Santa Fe Institute, and HP Research Labs. Virgílio was the National Secretary for Information Technology Policies of the Brazilian government from 2011 to 2015. He was president of the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br), from 2011 to 2016. He was also President of NETmundial, the Global Multistakeholder Conference on the Future of Internet Governance, which was held in São Paulo in 2014. Virgílio is currently one of the 26 commissioners of the Global Commission for the Stability of Cyberspace (cyberstability.org/). In 2017, Virgílio chaired a Commission of the World Economic Forum (WEF). He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC) and the World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries (TWAS). He was president of the Computer Science Department at UFMG, which currently has one of the top five graduate programs in Computer Science in Brazil.

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