Rolando Martins

Assistant Professor

About me

I am an Assistant Professor at the Computer Science Department of the Faculty of Science of the University of Porto, Portugal.

During my postdoc, I was a member of the the Intel Science and Technology Center (ISTC) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), where I was involved in both Cloud Computing and Embedded Computing centers.

Past work in industry includes fault-tolerant and real-time P2P middleware, reliable multicast and scalable backend suppport for mobile platforms. This included software architecture, cloud-computing, distributed systems, parallel programming, algorithmic optimization, forward error correction, network coding, databases, real-time programming and devops.

My main research interests are Systems Security and Reliability, Distributed Computing, Secure Overlays, Operating Systems and IoT/Edge Computing.

Teaching 2019/2020

1st Semester

  • Internship: are now open! If your company is interested on submitting proposals, please contact me.
  • Projects: research projects for third year students
  • Distributed Systems
  • 2nd Semester

  • Mobile Device Programming
  • Systems and Data Security
  • System Administration

Current Consulting

  • Cloud Computing/Infrastructure
  • Systems Security
  • Mobile Computing

Ongoing Research Projects

  • COP: Container Oriented Policing (P2020, Talkdesk)
  • CyberSec4Eur (H2020)
  • SafeCities (P2020, BOSCH Ovar)


  • João Resende
  • Patrícia Sousa
  • Tadeu Freitas

    Past PhD:
    • Francis Nwebonyi

    • Mário Barbosa
    • André Brandão
    • Nuno Lopes
    • Vítor Pinho
    • Diogo Fernandes

    Past MSc:
    • João Estrela
    • Federico Bento
    • Rui Balau
    • Nuno Pinto
    • André Baptista (Best Security Dissertation 2018)
    • Diogo Petiz


  • João Soares

News: New scholarships will be available for PhD and Masters. Reach out if you are interested on secure distributed systems, including P2P, BFT, blockchains and edge computing/IoT.

Recent Publications

Researchgate link

Reputation based approach for improved fairness and robustness in P2P protocols FN Nwebonyi, R Martins, ME Correia Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications 12 (4), 951-968 2019

Iris: Secure reliable live-streaming with opportunistic mobile edge cloud offloading R Martins, ME Correia, L Antunes, F Silva Future Generation Computer Systems 101 (101C), 272-292 2019

pTASC: trustable autonomous secure communications PR Sousa, A Cirne, JS Resende, R Martins, L Antunes Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Distributed Computing 2019

Breaking MPC implementations through compression JS Resende, PR Sousa, R Martins, L Antunes International Journal of Information Security, 1-14 1 2019

How-to Express Explicit and Auditable Consent AC Carvalho, R Martins, L Antunes 2018 16th Annual Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust (PST), 1-5 1 2018

Enforcing Privacy and Security in Public Cloud Storage JS Resende, R Martins, L Antunes 2018 16th Annual Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust (PST), 1-5 2018

Reputation-based security system for edge computing FN Nwebonyi, R Martins, ME Correia Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security, ARES 2018, Hamburg, Germany, August 27-30, 2018

Panoptic, Privacy over Edge-Clouds T Freitas, J Rodrigues, D Bogas, M Coimbra, R Martins IEEE 6th International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud (FiCloud'18), IEEE, August, 2018

The present and future of privacy-preserving computation in fog computing PR Sousa, L Antunes, R Martins Fog Computing in the Internet of Things, 51-69 7 2018

Contact Info

  • Email:rmartins at fc dot up dot pt
  • Linkedin