Marinho Barcellos

Senior Lecturer

University of Waikato

In October 2019 I joined the School of Computer and Mathematical Sciences at University of Waikato as a Senior Lecturer. Between 2010 and 2019 I worked as an Associate Professor at INF/UFRGS,  and prior to that, at Unisinos (1993-2008) and PUC-RS (2008-2009), all in Brazil. I was a holder of a CNPq productivity grant (Level 1D). As for public service, I am a currently member of the ACM SIGCOMM executive committee (helping with diversity and outreach), a co-chair of its CARES committee (against harassment), and a member of two steering committees, ACM CoNEXT and PAM. In 2019 I helped with ACM LANCOMM (general co-chair), PAM (program co-chair) and ACM CoNEXT (publications co-chair).

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 current research efforts address three different areas: Internet measurements, with focus on inter-domain routing, interconnections and security; security and verification of P4 programable dataplanes; and security & privacy of VANETs.


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


  • 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 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
  • 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
  • congrats Lucas for the Spoofing paper accepted at Computer Networks Journal, with Matthew, Bradley, and kc, expanding the work on CoNEXT 2019
  • 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
  • teaching has started in trimester B: involved with three courses (locally called “papers”)
  • working for Anja and Dongsu as an ACM CoNEXT 2020 pc member.
  • working for Roch and Peter as a IEEE ICNP 2020 pc member



PhD Students


Lucas Leal

PhD 2020-… (to start)


Felipe Boeira

MSc 2017-2018, PhD 2019-…


Fabricio Mazzola

PhD 2019-…


Atthapan Daramas

PhD 2020-…

MSc Students


Leandro Mondin

MSc 2018-… (part-time)



Pedro Marcos

PhD 2016-2019


Lucas Muller

MSc 2012-2014, PhD 2015-2020


Miguel Neves

PhD 2015-2020


Lucas Freire

MSc 2016-2018


Daniel Marcon

MSc 2011-2013, PhD 2013-2017


Matheus Lehmann

PhD 2012-2017


Rodolfo Antunes

PhD 2010-2016


Rodrigo Mansilha

MSc 2009-2012. PhD 2012-2017


Flavio Santos

MSc 2008-2010, PhD 2010-2013


Tobias Petry

MSc 2013-2015


Rodrigo Oliveira

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


Sergio Gutierrez

PhD 2013-2018

Public service

ACM SIGCOMM Committees
Steering Committees
  • ACM CoNEXT 2019-…
  • PAM Passive & Active Measurement Conference 2019-…
Program Chair
Program Committees
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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