Death of Otto Carlos Muniz Bandeira Duarte

- 08/09/2021

In the image, Professor Otto is on the right, next to Professor Fabiola Greve and students receiving an award at the SBRC 2018.

RNP deeply regrets the death of Otto Carlos Muniz Bandeira Duarte, professor and researcher at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), on 9/4. He was one of the most active researchers in the distributed networks and systems community.

Member of the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC), he has actively participated in the annual events of the Brazilian Symposium on Computer Networks (SBRC), held in conjunction with the RNP Workshop (WRNP) since 2003.

Professor Otto was part of the Board of Directors of RNP between 2003 and 2004, as a representative of the SBC. During this period, he helped RNP by bringing his experience as a professor and researcher. In addition, he coordinated the Virtual Networks on the Internet of the Future (Revir) project, managed by CTIC/RNP, and was leader of the Teleinformatics and Automation Group (GTA) at Coppe/UFRJ, which had researchers in charge of academic coordinations from different RNP Working Groups. Otto also contributed directly to the academic training of the organization's professionals.

To Otto Duarte's family and friends, our feelings.

Academic life of professor Otto Carlos Duarte

Otto had a degree in Electronic Engineering from UFRJ and a Master's in Electrical Engineering from Coppe/UFRJ and a Ph.D. in Teleinformatics from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (ENST) in Paris, France. He became a Full Professor at UFRJ in 2003. He was recognized as a CNPq Level 1A Productivity Scholarship and as a Scientist of Our State of Rio de Janeiro. He has supervised 17 doctoral theses, 55 master's theses and over 180 scientific initiation works. He has had more than 350 articles published in peer-reviewed journals and conferences.