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 was a member of the ACM SIGCOMM executive committee (helping with diversity and outreach) 2017-2021, a co-chair of its CARES committee (against harassment), and a member of two steering committees, ACM CoNEXT 2019-2021 and PAM.

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



  • ACM SIGCOMM Lifetime Award 2021 committee, with Phillipa Gill, Anja Feldmann, and Craig Partridge. congrats Hari Balakrishnan (MIT)
  • leaving the ACM SIGCOMM Executive Committee after four years mandate. thanks Roch and my former colleagues in the EC ( Sujata, Steve, Lars, Christophe, Anduo, Dina and Keshav). I’ll miss you all. I wish I had done more. while advances have been made in terms of increasing diversity and outreach in the community, a lot more remains to be done! the pandemic hampered the plans, but also presented an opportunity for remote participation from outside US, a door that should not close. further, some improvements could be noticed in terms of Latin-American participation. best of luck to Ellen, Matt, Jia and the rest of the EC.
  • helping with CoNEXT'21 (Publicity co-chair with Marwan and Jia). we attracted roughly the same number of submissions as last year, despite being a virtual conference
  • helping with the organisation of SIGCOMM'21 (Demos co-chair with Marco, also with David and Athina for posters)
  • contributing (precious) time to CoNEXT 2021, ICNP 2021 and TMA 2021 as a PC member, trying to help authors with good feedback


  • 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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