I'm an Assistant Professor at the Department of Informatics Engineering of the University of Coimbra. I received my PhD from the UC in 2014, and I research in software security and dependability with the CISUC since 2008.
My research interests include testing, fault injection, vulnerability injection and benchmarking, which are applied to the assessment of the dependability and security of intelligent systems, virtualized environments, intrusion detection systems, web services, web and mobile applications, and data management systems.
I have been working with helping software engineers to create secure systems by proposing automated tools to find vulnerabilities and attacks. I also help them with benchmarking approaches that allow selecting the most adequate alternatives to detect vulnerabilities and intrusions.
I am always up to study the behavior of technologies used in business-critical scenarios in the presence of attacks and faults.
Inspired by many techniques used in software assessment, I started working on the reliability of machine learning-based software systems. My research aims at providing software engineers with means to measure and improve the quality of their systems in terms of effectiveness, fairness and transparency.
I have also been contributing to tools that analyze security risks and privacy violations to help organizations in respecting the EU GDPR.
- ISSRE 2020 Program Committee co-Chair (http://2020.issre.net)
- IEEE ISSRE PC Member: 2019, 2018, 2016, 2015 (Tutorials 2019, Doctoral Symposium 2018)
- IEEE SCC PC Member: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
- EDCC: PC Member 2016, Workshops 2019
- SIN CONF PC Member: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
- TalkConnect (ANI, 2018-2021)