Dr. Marcio Lobo Netto got his Engineer and Master degrees in Electronic Engineering at Escola Politécnica da USP (EPUSP), respectively in 1985 and 1990, and his Doctor degree at Technische Universität Darmstadt, in 1997. He is an associate professor at the Department of Electronic Systems Engineering of EPUSP, where he has been teaching undergraduate courses on foundations of electrical and electronic engineering (theory and practice), and computer graphics. He also teaches graduate courses on artificial life, e-games and cognitive sciences. During his career he has been involved with projects of parallel graphic workstations, design of parallel graphical applications, and systems to support parallel computation. In most recent years his research has focused on artificial life and cognitive computing applications. From 1991 to 1996 during his doctoral studies he was a researcher at the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics in Darmstadt, Germany. Professor Netto presented papers and courses in Brazilian and International conferences and published papers on subjects related to cognitive sciences, artificial life, computer graphics and parallel processing. He is the coordinator of a Cognitive Science Research Group at EPUSP. In the international scenario he is engaged in the international affairs at this school, and member (chair, 2009-2011) of GEE (Global Engineering Excellence Program), funded by Continental A.G. He is a senior member of IEEE and member of ACM-SIGGRAPH, Brazilian Computing Society and Cognitive Science Society. He was the IEEE South Brazil Section chair from 2000 to 2001. He has been acting as Technical Advisory Board Member of some international journals, and contributing with the organization of technical and scientific events.