12.10.2015: My student Cátia Magalhães has defended, with success, her MSc dissertation (17 out of 20): “Towards Secure Software Defined Networks”. Congratulations, Cátia!

29.09.2015: My student Rodrigo Medeiros has defended, with success, his MSc dissertation (17 out of 20): “Secure network monitor for a secure smart grid”. Well done, Rodrigo!

01.05.2015: Our paper “Software-Defined Networks: On the Road to the Softwarization of Networking” appeared this month in the Cutter IT Journal.

07.01.2015: Our survey “Software-Defined Networking: A Comprehensive Survey” is the highlight of the current issue of the Proceedings of the IEEE! (Of course, the github page continues available to receive feedback from the networking/SDN community to make it a crowd-sourced “live document”.)

About me

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Informatics, at the Faculty of Sciences University of Lisbon. I am also an integrated researcher at the LaSIGE – eXtreme Computing Lab, where I integrate the Navigators group.

Until 2010 I was a supervisor in the Computer Laboratory at the University of Cambridge. Prior to that I also lectured at the ISEL and at the University of Aveiro. But my first job before settling in academia was as a junior researcher in Portugal Telecom Inovação, back in 2001. And I also did an internship in Telefonica Research Barcelona, in 2009, where I worked with Pablo Rodriguez and Xavier Amatriain.

I hold a PhD degree from the University of Cambridge, where I have worked with Jon Crowcroft and Ian H. White. I also hold an MSc Degree in Telecommunications from Queen Mary University of London (supervised by Laurie Cuthbert and Manuel Duarte) and a Licenciatura (roughly equivalent to BSc+MSc) in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Aveiro.

Research interests

Generically, I am interested in computer networks, communications, and systems. “Designing a better Internet” could be my unpretencious motto. ;-) More specifically, my current interests are Software Defined Networking, network virtualization, and cloud computing.

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