Francisco Sant’Anna

Computer Science

Computer scientist Francisco Sant’Anna is focused on the future of energy efficiency. With the proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices in nearly every aspect of life, he is mindful of the potential exponential increase in energy consumption they will bring. As a result, his project is centered on developing a programming language specifically designed to maximize the standby time of these devices. Francisco, a professor of computer science at the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), holds a PhD in computer science from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, where he also completed his post-doctorate.


Harnessing Energy Efficiency in Large-Scale IoT Software
Science / Computer Science

The efficient utilization of standby mode will be crucial for the energy efficiency of the anticipated 50 billion Internet of Things devices by 2020. This research aims to develop a programming language that can identify idle electronic devices and automatically transition them into standby mode. The projected energy savings from this initiative ranges from 30% to 50%.

Amount invested

R$ 70,000.00

Open Calls

Chamada 1
  • Topics
  • Energy efficiency
  • Internet of Things
  • Software