33rd Brazilian Symposium on Computer Networks and Distributed Systems Toggle

Vitória, ES, May 18 – 22, 2015


Vern Paxson 

EECS Department
UC Berkeley

Vern Paxson received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, and have been (and continue to be) a staff scientist with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Network Research Group for many years. He began at the networking group of the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) in 1999.

Three of his main active research projects are Bro, Botnet Infiltration, and CESR. The latter two reflect extensive collaboration with UC San Diego.

His professional activities include:

Program co-chair for USENIX Workshop on Free and Open Communications on theInternet (FOCI ’14).
Program committee member for IEEE Security and Privacy ’14,
International World Wide Web Conference (WWW ’14), and
First ACM Workshop on Information Sharing and Collaborative Security (WISCS ’14).

Some former activities:

Chair of the IRTF, 2001-2005
Vice-chair of ACM SIGCOMM, 2003-2007
Co-founder and steering committee member for the Internet Measurement Conference 2001-2004
Co-founder and steering committee member of USENIX Workshop on Large-Scale Exploits and Emergent Threats.
Program co-chair for HotNets 2007
Program co-chair of the 2005 and 2006 IEEE Symposia on Security and Privacy
Program chair for the 2nd Workshop on Rapid Malcode (WORM)
Co-founder and steering committee member of Workshop on Rapid Malcode
Invited talks co-chair for USENIX Security 2004
Organizer, 2003 DIMACS Workshop on Large-Scale Internet Attacks (some viewgraphs from the workshop)
Program chair for USENIX Security 2003
Program co-chair for SIGCOMM 2002
Editorial board, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 2000-2004
Member of the IESG 1998-2000

fotoRadia Perlman

EMC Corporation

Radia Perlman’s work has had major impact on how computer networks work today.  Her inventions in network routing make today’s Internet more robust, scalable, and self-configuring.  Her spanning tree algorithm transformed Ethernet from something that could support just a few hundred nodes within a building to something that can support hundreds of thousands of nodes. More recently, she invented TRILL, a technology that removes the data path restrictions in Ethernet so that data can travel over shortest paths, multiple paths, and use traffic engineering. She has also made major contributions to network security; making networks robust even if some of the components are malicious, DDOS (distributed denial of service) defense, authentication, authorization, and time-based guaranteed expiration of data from storage. She is the author of “Interconnections:  Bridges, Routers, Switches, and Internetworking Protocols”, and coauthor of “Network Security: Private Communication in a Public World”, both of which are popular textbooks. She holds over 100 issued patents.  She has received numerous industry awards including election to National Academy of Engineering, lifetime achievement awards from ACM’s SIGCOMM and Usenix, the first recipient of the Anita Borg Women of Vision award for Innovation, Inventor of the Year from SVIPLA, and an honorary doctorate from KTH (Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden).  She has a PhD in computer science from MIT.


Arun Venkataramani

V. Arun

Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
University of Massachusetts Amherst

My research interests lie broadly in networked systems. I have conducted research on several topics including mobile and wireless networking, content distribution, peer-to-peer systems, Internet architecture, protocol design and analysis, datacenter systems, and network measurement. Some of my recent research efforts are:

  • MobilityFirst: This “Future Internet Architecture” effort seeks to design an implement a future Internet with mobility and trustworthiness as central design goals. I am co-leading the MobilityFirst architecture in collaboration with Rutgers and several other institutions. Check out the project page for an overview.
  • Robust wireless stack: Seeks to develop a robust protcol stack for diverse wireless networks ranging from well-connected mesh networks to to highly mobile, vehicular, or disruption-tolerant networks.
    • Routing: R3 (MobiCom’11) ensures robust routing performance in any kind of a multi-hop wireless network. R3 builds upon our work on RAPID (IEEE/ACM ToN’10, Sigcomm’07), one of the first DTN routing protocols validated by real deployment.
    • Transport: Hop (NSDI’09) is a “block-switched” hop-by-hop transport protocol that dramatically outperforms TCP and is robust to routing disruptions.
  • Mobile P3: Seeks to optimize performance, price, and power consumption in a multi-technology mobile world. Check out our work on TailEnder (IMC’09) to optimize 3G power consumption, and Wiffler (MobiSys’10) to balance performance and 3G usage.
  • Content networking: Our recent paper (Infocom’11) reveals surprising implications of replicated content on ISP traffic engineering.


Aditya Akella

Associate Professor
Department of Computer Sciences

Aditya Akella received his B. Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in 2000, and PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in 2005. After spending an year as a post-doc at Stanford, Aditya joined UW-Madison in 2006, where he is now an Associate Professor of Computer Sciences.

Aditya’s research spans a variety of topics in computer networking and systems, including cloud computing, software defined networking, network management, content-aware networking, Internet video, and future network architecture. Aditya has published nearly 70 papers in leading conferences including SIGCOMM and NSDI, and his research has impacted key technology areas in networking. Aditya has served/will be serving as the program chair for ICNP’15, IMC’14, HotSDN’14 and HotNets’11.

Aditya is currently a lead principal investigator for CloudLab, an NSF-funded large scale infrastructure for foundational cloud computing research; and, WISDoM, a consortium of UW-Madison faculty and industry partners that is aimed at defining the future of software-defined data centers and attacking the research challenges therein.

Aditya is a recipient of the 2014 SIGCOMM Rising Star Award, NSF CAREER award (2008), NSF Future Internet Architecture Grant (2010), NetApp Faculty Fellowship (2010), and several best paper awards (CoNext’13, SOCC’13, IMC’10, COMSNETS’10, and COMSNETS’09).


Chandu Thekkath

Managing Director
Microsoft Research

Chandu Thekkath, currently head of Microsoft Research India, joined Microsoft in 2001. Microsoft Research India, which began operating in January 2005, conducts basic research in computing and engineering sciences relevant to Microsoft’s business and the global IT community, with a special focus on algorithms, cryptography, security, mobility, networks and systems, multilingual systems, software engineering, machine learning, and the role of technology in socioeconomic development.

Thekkath began his career at Microsoft as a Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research Silicon Valley, where he did research in multiple areas: mobile devices, distributed data intensive computing, and large-scale storage systems. He also worked with the Hotmail team as chief architect for the Blue project. Blue went into production use within MSN in mid-2006 and was an early example within Microsoft of a large scale distributed storage system that provided strict read/write guarantees in the presence of disk, machine, and network failures.
Prior to Microsoft, Thekkath worked at the DEC/Compaq Systems Research Center, where he held the positions of Principal Engineer, Consulting Engineer, and Manager (Distributed Systems). At DEC, Thekkath’s most influential work was the Petal/Frangipani project. It was completed (and made public) in 1997 and influenced the design of Compaq’s VersaStore products and predates many of the storage and NAS appliances in the industry today. Thekkath was also a principal in the XOM project, which was started when he was on a sabbatical at Stanford in 2000. XOM had many of the same ideas as Palladium and evolved independently and coevally to itThekkath worked as a software development engineer at Monolithic Memories Inc. (now part of AMD) and Hewlett Packard between 1983 and 1988.  Thekkath received a BTech. in EE (Electronics) from IIT Madras in 1982, where he was awarded the Governor’s Prize, an M.S. in EE from UC Santa Barbara in 1983, an M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford in 1989, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Washington in 1994. He is a fellow of the ACM and has published a number of influential papers in the premier conferences in the field and holds about 30 patents in operating systems, networks, distributed systems, and computer architecture.


Miriam von Zuben

Senior Security Analyst

Miriam von Zuben is a Senior Security Analyst at CERT.br/NIC.br since 2005, with work experience in Management of Incidents and Trend Analysis. She currently works in the area of Security Awareness Training, exposing and organizing the documentation related to best practices for computer security. She is also an instructor of CERT / CC at Carnegie Mellon University, the main sponsor of Internet Security Primer. Ms von Zuben worked as managing networks in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (FEEC) / Unicamp over 10 years.

Róbert Szabó

Master Researcher
Ericsson Research

RóbertSzabó, PhD is a master researcher at Ericsson Research, Hungary since 2013. At Ericsson, he is the technical coordinator of the EU-FP7 integrated project: Unifying Cloud and Carrier Networks (UNIFY). He was the co-organizer of the “Network Virtualization” full day workshop at the Future Internet Assembly event, in Athens, Greece, 2014. He was the TPC co-chair of the Third European Workshop on Software Defined Networks (EWSDN) at Budapest, Hungary, 2014. Dr. Szabo has an associate professor position (part time) at the Department of Telecommunications and Media Informatics (TMIT), Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME). He was the president of the Telecommunications Section of the Scientific Association for Infocommunications (HTE), Hungary (2005-2007). He was the deputy head of the TMIT, BME (2008-2010). He was the head of the High Speed Networking Lab (HSNLab), a research group with over 15 researchers at BME (2007-2012). His researches were supported by the János Bolyai Scholarship of the Hungarian Academy of Science (MTA). He was a member of the Future Internet Award jury between 2010 and 2013. He served in the TPC of several conferences and workshops. He is co-author of over 80 publications. His current research focus is on software defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV).