Marinho Barcellos

Senior Lecturer

University of Waikato

In October 2019 I joined the School of Computer and Mathematical Sciences at University of Waikato. Between 2010 and 2019 I worked at INF/UFRGS Federal University (Associate Professor) and prior to that, at UNISINOS University (1993-2008) and PUC-RS University (2008-2009). I was a holder of a distinguished researcher CNPq grant Level 1D.

I have regularly contributed to the network research community by serving in multiple committees. I was a member of the ACM SIGCOMM executive committee 2017-2021, and also a co-chair of ACM SIGCOMM CARES committee . I was a member of steering committee ACM CoNEXT. I have been also helping in the  PAM steering committee. I was the general co-chair of ACM SIGCOMM 2016. I have contributed time and expertise as a member of numerous Technical Program Committees of conferences: ACM CoNEXT, IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE ICNP, ACM HotNets, ACM IMC, IFIP Networking, etc.

I am fortunate to have supervised many bright students (and hope some new ones look for me in the future). Contact me if you are interested, but to be sure I am a good fit for you, please first read my recent papers and be ready to talk about the ones that interested you.

My research has attacked a range of challenges as technology evolved, covering the non-functional properties of performance, security and resilience of networked systems and their underlying protocols. Because of the relevance of cyber-security and the Internet, this has been my main focus of interest for a number of years.


  • Internet measurements
  • Network security
  • Programmable data planes
  • VANETs


  • PhD in Computer Science, 1998

    Newcastle University, UK

  • MSc in Computer Science, 1993

    Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil

  • BSc in Computer Science, 1989

    Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil




  • happy to learn that our paper “Dynamic Property Enforcement in Programmable Data Planes” has been accepted at IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. Congrats Miguel!
  • happy to get one the few awards as Distinguished Member of the 2021 INFOCOM TPC
  • chairing the best paper award committee for CoNEXT 2020
  • nice presentation by Pedro during IMC 2020. the videos are here 5min and 20min
  • joining the ACM SIGCOMM 2021 Organisation Committee as a demo-chair with Chiesa, hopefully in Netherlands
  • contributing to IEEE INFOCOM 2021 as a pc member
  • our work “AS-Path Prepending: there is no rose without a thorn”, with Pedro, Lars, Leal, Alberto and Anja has been accepted at ACM IMC 2020
  • congrats Lucas for the Spoofing paper accepted at Computer Networks Journal, with Matthew, Bradley, and kc, expanding the work on CoNEXT 2019
  • helping in the committee to choose the best paper award for IFIP Networking 2020
  • Leal has been accepted to a Ph.D. in Waikato, with a grant provided by the University, to work with me and Matthew Luckie on Internet measurements and cyber-security
  • working for Anja and Dongsu as an ACM CoNEXT 2020 pc member.
  • working for Roch and Peter as a IEEE ICNP 2020 pc member
  • congratulations Miguel for successfully defending his PhD on p4box. thanks Theo, Richard, Christian and Luciano for serving as examiners.
  • congrats Lucas for defending his PhD thesis (Spoofing-IX) with a distinction award. examiners were Renata, Artur and Jefferson. thanks kc, Matthew and Bradley for supporting Lucas.


PhD Students


Felipe Boeira

UFRGS MSc 2017-2018, LiU PhD 2019-…


Fabricio Mazzola

UFRGS PhD 2019-…


Atthapan Daramas

UoW PhD 2020-…


Christopher Lorier

UoW PhD 2019-…


Dimeji Fayomi

UoW PhD 2019-…


Florin Zaicu

UoW PhD 2019-…

Master Students


Akhil Chandel

UoW MCS 2020-…


Leandro Mondin

UFRGS MSc 2018-… (part-time)


Matheus Albarello

UFRGS MSc 2019-… (part-time)



Miguel Neves

UFRGS PhD 2015-2020


Pedro Marcos

UFRGS PhD 2016-2019


Lucas Muller

UFRGS MSc 2012-2014, UFRGS PhD 2015-2020


Lucas Freire

UFRGS MSc 2016-2018


Matheus Lehmann

UFRGS PhD 2012-2017


Rodolfo Antunes

UFRGS PhD 2010-2016


Rodrigo Mansilha

UFRGS MSc 2009-2012, UFRGS PhD 2012-2017


Flavio Santos

UFRGS MSc 2008-2010, UFRGS PhD 2010-2013


Tobias Petry

UFRGS MSc 2013-2015


Daniel Marcon

UFRGS MSc 2011-2013, UFRGS PhD 2013-2017


Rodrigo Oliveira

UFRGS MSc 2011-2013, UFRGS PhD 2013-2018 (inc)


Sergio Gutierrez

UNAL PhD 2013-2018

Public service

ACM SIGCOMM Committees
Steering Committees
  • ACM CoNEXT 2019-2021
  • PAM Passive & Active Measurement Conference 2019-…
Program Chair
Program Committees
  • ACM CoNEXT: 2021, 2020, 2019
  • IFIP TMA: 2021
  • IEEE INFOCOM: 2022, [2021]https://infocom2021.ieee-infocom.org/committees/tpc-members)(reviewer award), 2019
  • IEEE ICNP: 2021- 2020
  • PAM: 2020- 2019
  • IFIP Networking: 2021-…-2014
  • ACM HotNets: 2019
  • ACM IMC: 2017
  • ITC: 2017
  • IEEE P2P: 2014, 2013, 2012 (reviewer award), 2011, 2010
  • SBC SBRC: 2019-…-2003
  • SBC SBSeg: 2020-…-2008
  • IEEE LATINCOM: 2017- 2015
  • IEEE ISCC 2019
Organisation Committees


Google Scholar profile.

(2005). Reliable multicast for the Grid: a case study in experimental computer science. Philosophical Transactions: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences.



Computer Science Graduation ceremony, 2015/1, keynote speaker (see distinctions below).

School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, University of Waikato

Trimester 2020-B (July to November)
Trimester 2020-A (March to July)
  • COMPX101: Introduction to Programming (with Mike Mayo).

Institute of Informatics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

  • CMP267: Novel Internet Architectures and Paradigms. This course presented “the five Internets”, historical, empirical, devices (IoT), content (ICN), and software (SDN, NFV, P4). 2013-2019
  • CMP230: Systems Security. Main parts of Matt Bishop’s book Computer Security: Art & Science. 2013-2018
  • CMP260: P2P Networks. 2010-2012
  • INF1154: Computer Networks. Based on Jim Kurose & Keith Ross' book Computer Networks: a top-down approach. 2010-2019
  • INF1142: Operating Systems. Based on Peterson & Silberschatz' book Operating System Concepts. 2008-2010

Teaching Awards

In Brazil, there is typically one graduation ceremony per semester, with students graduating in Computer Science or Computer Engineering programs. Each of these undergraduate programs select, by vote, two professors they considered the best/most influential in their 4-5 years of study. This is a very prestigious distinction, specially when the faculty is in the order of 60-70 professors and lecturers. I have been fortunate enough to be awarded several times in my career, spanning different higher-education institutions.

  • Best Lecturer: Computer Science, UFRGS, class of 2017/1
  • Best Lecturer: Computer Science, UFRGS, class of 2016/2
  • Best Lecturer: Computer Science, UFRGS, class of 2016/1
  • Best Lecturer: Computer Science, UFRGS, class of 2015/1
  • Best Lecturer: Computer Science, UFRGS, class of 2011/2
  • Best Lecturer: Computer Science, UNISINOS University, class of 2007/2
  • Best Lecturer: Computer Science, UNISINOS University, class of 2007/1
  • Best Lecturer: Computer Science, UNISINOS University, class of 2006/1
  • Best Lecturer: Computer Science, UNISINOS University, class of 2002/2


  • marinho.barcellos@waikato.ac.nz
  • +64 7 837 9642
  • School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences, The University of Waikato, Private Bag 3105, Hamilton, Waikato 3240
  • Gate 8, Block G, 1st. floor, Office G.1.05
  • Monday to Friday 9:00 to 17:00
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