Paulo Esteves-Veríssimo

Professor, Computer Science
Director, Resilient Computing and Cybersecurity Center 

Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering Division
Center membership : 
Resilient Computing and Cybersecurity


Education Profile

  • Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Lisbon (PT), 1990
  • MSc, Electrical and Computer Engineering,  University of Lisbon IST (PT), 1984                                                                                               
  • Lic., Electrical Engineering, University of Lisbon IST (PT), 1978

Research Interests

Professor Esteves-Veríssimo is currently interested in architectures, middleware and algorithms for resilient modular and distributed computing. It is increasingly believed that Resilient Computing will become the main paradigm for achieving secure and dependable operation of computer systems and networks in a near future, improving classic Cybersecurity techniques. This is due to important intrinsic characteristics of this B.o.K., such as: common approach to accidental and malicious faults/attacks; incremental and adaptive protection against polymorphic threat surfaces; elasticity, plasticity and sustainability.

To this end, he investigates such paradigms and techniques reconciling security and dependability, as well as novel ways to apply them in order to achieve system resilience, in areas like: autonomous vehicles from earth to space; distributed control systems; digital health and genomics; SDN-based infrastructures; or blockchain and cryptocurrencies. His research is published in over 200 peer-refereed international publications and 5 international books. He was invited as well to present it in more than 70 keynote speeches or distinguished lectures at reputed venues. Esteves-Veríssimo also has a solid systems and engineering track record, having contributed to the design and engineering of several advanced industrial prototypes of distributed, fault-tolerant, secure or real-time systems, emerging from R&D projects he took part in.

Selected Publications

  • Jiangshan Yu, David Kozhaya, Jérémie Decouchant, Paulo Esteves-Veríssimo. RepuCoin: Your Reputation is Your Power (2019). In IEEE Trans. on Computers, 68(8), 1225-1237.
  • Kreutz, Diego; Ramos, F. M. V.; Verissimo, Paulo; Rothenberg, C. E.; Azodolmolky, S.; Uhlig, S. "Software-Defined Networking: A Comprehensive Survey", in Proceedings of the IEEE (2015), 103(1), 14-76.
  • Giuliana Veronese, Miguel Correia, Alysson Bessani, Lau Lung, Paulo Verissimo, "Efficient Byzantine Fault-Tolerance", IEEE Tacs. on Computers, vol. 62, no. 1, Jan. 2013.
  • Paulo Sousa, Alysson Bessani, Miguel Correia, Nuno Ferreira Neves, Paulo Veríssimo.  Highly Available Intrusion-Tolerant Services with Proactive-Reactive Recovery. IEEE Tacs. on Parallel and Distributed Systems. Apr. 2010.
  • Veríssimo, P., Casimiro, A.: The timely computing base model and architecture. IEEE Tacs. on Computers, Special Issue on Asynchronous Real-Time Distr. Systems (2002).
  • D. Powell, D. Seaton, G. Bonn, P. Veríssimo, and F. Waeselynk. The Delta-4 approach to dependability in open distributed computing systems. In N. Suri, C. Walter, and M. Hugue, editors, Adv. in Ultra-Dependable Distr. Sys. IEEE Computer Society, 1995.