👨‍💻 Projects

I am involved in several projects in different areas that range from computer networks, cybersecurity, e-voting, and blockchain. Here you can find a small summary of them and a link for more information.

[2024-2024] GT-IMPACTO: Cybersecurity Training Platform Based on Modeling and Simulation of the Economic Aspects and Impacts of Cyberattacks
GT-IMPACTO aims to develop a training platform for cybersecurity professionals based on the modeling and simulation of the economic aspects of cybersecurity, including attacker behaviors and incentives, the impacts of cyberattacks and the cost-benefit of implementing security controls. GT-IMPACTO will assist in the training and qualification of participants in the Hackers do Bem program of RNP, addressing the economic aspects of cybersecurity as a key pillar for understanding and planning efficient cybersecurity strategies. Read more
[2023-2024] Data Quality Assessment for Machine Learning in Network Security
The focus of this project is to design a set of data quality metrics to quantitatively assess the quality of publicly available network security datasets used for developing ML models. We plan to develop a specific metric for six dimensions, so that anyone can analyze and compare the quality of data being used to train ML models for network security in particular, and networking, in general. Read more
[2021-2026] Programmable Future Internet for Secure Software Architectures (PROFISSA)
The PROFISSA project is proposed to investigate, map and advance the use of Software Engineering techniques when applied to programmable networks in order to improve the structural, functional and development process quality of network programs. The project will provide a modular and reusable code framework for network programs developed with good development practices. In addition, the network programs developed in the project will be executed in real environments of programmable networks implemented on a testbed for network software development and analysis. Read more

Past Projects

[2021-2023] Application of Blockchain Technology in the Swiss Cheese Supply Chain (CheeseChain)
The CheeseChain project targets the development and implementation of a platform to improve transparency and trust along the Tête-de-Moine value chain. This major advance for proof of origin, immutability, and transparency is achieved by combining biological data with storage in a Blockchain, combined with partner-specific databases. Read more
[2019-2022] Cyber Security Competence for Research and Innovation (CONCORDIA)
CONCORDIA is a major H2020 consortium to interconnect Europe’s Cybersecurity capabilities. It will establish a pilot for a Cybersecurity Competence Network to provide technological, societal and policy leadership for Europe and will lead the development of a common Cybersecurity Research & Innovation Roadmap for Europe. The EU-wide consortium involves prominent industry, academia, SMEs and especially national cyber security centers. Read more
[2019-2022] The SecGrid Project
The project focuses on researching and developing an open-source platform for extracting, processing, and analyzing cyberattacks traffic and its impacts on companies and society. For that, SecGrid implements a set of extensible miners and visualizations that allows non-experts users to have insights about behaviors of cyberattacks. Also, the project supports a set of tools and features built on the top of the SecGrid architecture for machine learning analysis and classification of cyberattacks, information sharing, and cybersecurity planning. Read more
[2019-] E-Voting: Blockchain-based Remote Electronic Voting
Electronic transformation of political systems has become a challenging task in recent years. Applying cryptography to voting and electoral processes is crucial for democracy. The lack of trust placed in Remote Electronic Voting (REV) systems poses the main obstacle to adoption. Transparency measures and additional public security tests (e.g., public intrusion tests), such as the publication of the source-code, actively contribute towards public verifiability, and hence, trust placed in REV systems. Serving as a transparent, immutable, and distributed ledger, Blockchains (BC) offer new benefits for REV. Instead of relying on a single, centralized authority, a system of distributed, equivalent authorities can be used. Further, BCs serve as a highly replicated, tamper-proof audit trail, which enables the verification of cryptographic proofs, crucial for REV. Read more
[2018-2020] Blockchain for Cold Chains (BC4CC)
The main goal of this project is to develop novel methods for supporting the coldchain distribution process (supply chain) of medical drugs using blockchain technology. The commercial goal is to reduce the cost of delivery, while assuring a regulation-compliant temperature tracking using Internet-of-Things (IoT) sensors. Read more