27.11.2017: My first PhD student, Pedro Costa, (co-advised by Miguel Correia, IST-ULisboa) has graduated! He was “approved with distinction and praise”, unanimously. Well done, Pedro!

05.10.2017: Our paper “The KISS principle in Software-Defined Networking: a framework for secure communications” (extended version here) was accepted for publication in the magazine IEEE Security & Privacy. Well done Diego, Cátia, Paulo, and Jiangshan!

18.09.2017: Invited talk @ European Peering Forum on “Securing the Internet at the Exchange Point”. Slides here.

06.09.2017: Our paper Secure Network Monitoring Using Programmable Data Planes has been accepted for the SN-2017 workshop (security in NFV/SDN, co-located with IEEE NFV-SDN 2017). Well done Fábio and Nuno!

16.05.2017: Our paper “Chrysaor: Fine-Grained, Fault-Tolerant Cloud-of-Clouds MapReduce” has won the best student paper award at CCGRID 2017. Well done Pedro and Miguel!

03.05.2017: I’ll be giving a keynote on “secure network virtualization with user-centric clouds” at the 3RD IEEE/IFIP Workshop on Security for Emerging Distributed Network Technologies (DISSECT).

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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, being a member of the Navigators group. I am also a member of the MEF Research Council.

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

I am interested in computer networks and communication systems. In particular: network programmability (Software-Defined Networking and siblings), network virtualization, network verification, and cloud computing, with security and dependability as orthogonal concerns.

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