About Me

I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon. My main interests are in distributed systems security and privacy, with special focus on cloud computing, decentralized systems, computing on encrypted data, and searchable encryption.

Research areas:

Security, Privacy, Distributed Systems

Ongoing Projects


Past Projects

Selected Publications (see all)

All Publications (see selected)

Service

Organization

  • EDCC 2025 - Publicity Chair
  • INForum 2024 - Financial Chair
  • INForum 2024 - Computer Systems and Communications Security Track - Program Committee Co-Chair
  • SafeComp 2020 - Publicity Chair
  • W-PSDS 2019 - Co-Organizer and Program Committee Co-Chair
  • OPODIS 2018 - Proceedings Chair
  • INForum 2018 - Computer Systems and Communications Security Track - Program Committee Co-Chair
  • Reviewing

  • INForum 2024 - Computer Systems and Communications Security Track - Program Committee Membe
  • OPODIS 2023 - Program Committee Member
  • INForum 2019 - Computer Systems and Communications Security Track - Program Committee Member
  • IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security – Reviewer
  • IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing – Reviewer
  • IEEE Transactions on Computers – Reviewer
  • IEEE Transactions on Services Computing – Reviewer
  • Security and Communication Networks Journal – Reviewer
  • ACM Transactions on Computer Systems – External Reviewer
  • DSN 2019 – External Reviewer
  • SRDS 2017 – External Reviewer
  • IVMSP 2016 – External Reviewer
  • HVC 2014 – External Reviewer
  • INForum 2015 – External Reviewer
  • INForum 2014 – External Reviewer
  • EuroSys 2016 Shadow Program Committee – Heavy Member
  • EuroSys 2015 Shadow Program Committee – Light Member
  • Students

    Current

    Joel Samper (PhD - FC/UL)
    Miguel Carvalho (MSc - FC/UL - Co-Adviser Alysson Bessani)
    Diogo Novo (MSc - FC/UL - Co-Adviser Alysson Bessani)
    Martim Francisco (MSc - FC/UL - Co-Adviser Salvatore Signorello)
    Miguel Arcanjo (MSc - FC/UL - Co-Adviser Soraia Alarcão)

    MSc Thesis Topics for 2024/25

    Teaching

    BSc in Computer Science

    Distributed Systems (2017,19-22), Computer Networks (2019-24), Computer Systems Architecture (2020-23), Security and Reliability (2020), Introduction to Programming (2008,11-14), Object-Oriented Programming (2012,16)

    MSc in Computer Science / Information Security

    Applied Security (2024), Data Privacy and Security (2022-23), Middleware Technologies (2021), Intrusion Detection and Tolerance (2021)
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