Nuno Neves

    Departamento de Informática
    Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
    Bloco C6 - Piso 3, Campo Grande
    1749-016 Lisboa - Portugal

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Nuno Ferreira Neves is Professor at the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisboa. Currently, he is Head of the Department. He leads the Navigators´s research group and he is on the executive board of the LASIGE research unit. His main research interests are in security and dependability aspects of distributed systems and networks. He investigates models, protocols and architectures that are suitable for applications with strong resilience requirements, namely applications that need to remain operational despite accidental faults or malicious attacks. The kind of environments that are being contemplated include critical (electrical) infrastructures, cloud access and systems, SDN/NFV networks, mobile computing with small hand-held devices, and scalable servers.

Currently, he is principal investigator at the SUPERCLOUD and SEGRID European projects, addressing security and dependability concerns in heterogeneous multi-cloud infrastructures and future smart electric grids. He is also involved as researcher in the European project DiSIEM and participates in the Erasmus+ partnership ParIS. He also coordinates the local team in a cooperation project in secure smart grids with Brazilian colleagues. In the past years, he has contributed to several other security & dependability-related projects at European level, such as MASSIF, BiobankClouds, TCLOUDS, SecFuNet, CRUTIAL, MAFTIA, and RESIST, and nationally, SITAN, DIVERSE, RITAS, AJECT and COPE.

He is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Critical Computer-Based Systems. He was co-chair of the program committee of the IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks 2014. His work has been recognized in several occasions, for example with the IBM Scientific Prize 2004, the William C. Carter award at IEEE FTCS 1998, and the Best student paper at DISC 2009. He has more than 120 publications in book chapters, journals and conferences, and has served on the program committee of more than 70 conferences and workshops.


  • Agregação (similar to Habilitation) in Computer Science, Faculdade Ciências da Univ. de Lisboa, Portugal, 2014
  • PhD in Computer Science, Univ. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, 1998
  • Master in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Univ. Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal, 1994
  • Licenciatura in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Univ. Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal, 1992

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  • Security Technologies / Applied Security
  • Software Security
  • Operating Systems
  • Introduction to Security

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