Rolando Martins

Assistant Professor - Dept. Computer Science/University of Porto

About me

I am an Assistant Professor at the Computer Science Department of the Faculty of Sciences/University of Porto, where I am appointed as subdirector of the Master's degree in Information Security.

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.

Recent News

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

Technical Program Committee 2021

  • ICDCS'22
  • EuroPar'21
  • MSN'21
  • ICDCS'21
  • Middleware'21

Journal Reviewer 2021 (# of distinct reviews)

  • Elsevier Computer&Security (2)
  • IEEE IoT (1)
  • Elsevier Future Generation Computer Systems (2)
  • MDPI Applied Science (1)
  • Elsevier Computer Networks (1)
  • Wiley Software: Practice and Experience (1)


Project Reviewer

  • Portugal - ANI

Current Consulting

  • Cloud Computing/Infrastructure
  • Systems Security
  • Mobile Computing

Ongoing Research Projects

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


  • Tadeu Freitas

    Past PhD:
    • João Resende
    • Patrícia Sousa
    • Francis Nwebonyi

    • Afonso Fernandes
    • Tiago Carvalho
    • Diogo Fernandes

    Past MSc (Partial List):
    • Federico Bento
    • Rui Balau
    • André Baptista (Best Security Dissertation 2018)
    • Diogo Petiz
    • Mário Barbosa
    • André Brandão
    • Vítor Pinho


  • João Soares

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