My research seeks ways to make software systems more secure and resilient against cyber threats, with a focus on leveraging language-based techniques to engineer applications with proactive and deceptive capabilities that degrade attackers' methods and disrupt their reconnaissance efforts.
I completed my Ph.D. degree at The University of Texas at Dallas, working under the supervision of Dr. Kevin Hamlen. My doctoral dissertation introduced and formulated a new science of language-based software cyber deception, featuring a suite of new technologies that arm live, commodity server software with deceptive attack-response and disinformation capabilities.
I am a software engineer with over ten years of work experience, four of which in the development of industrial software systems. I have excellent knowledge of modern/agile practices and processes, having technically led large-scale projects. I also have thorough technical knowledge in programming languages semantics, compilers, and program analysis techniques.
I speak Portuguese, English, French, and some Italian. When not working, I love to spend some time cooking with my wife, playing my violin, and contemplating nature.