Lucas is an R&D Coordination at the Research and Development Center in Information and Communication Technology (CTIC) of the Brazilian National Research and Educational Network (RNP). Lucas has a Ph.D. in Computer Science at the Institute of Informatics of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil. During part of his Ph.D., Lucas was part of the Grupo de Trabalho Ecossistema Federado para Oferta, Distribuição e Execução de Funções Virtualizadas de Rede (GT-FENDE), working as project manager. From 2016 to 2018 I was a Ph.D. student fellow at the Department of Information Technology of Ghent University in Belgium, working with security-related areas of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). 

Lucas has a Master Degree in Computer Science at the Institute of Informatics of UFRGS. During his Master degree, he was associated with the Grupo de Trabalho Coleta e Análise da Experiência de Usuários (GT-CoLisEU) and the Sensoriamento Espectral project. He also has a Computer Engineering degree at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS) (2011).

Luca's research interests include:

  • Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)
  • Software-Defined Networks (SDN)
  • Network Management and Services Orchestration
  • Service Function Chaining (SFC)
  • Cognitive Networks
  • Wireless Communication Systems

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