Mr. Francisco Liberal Rocha
PhD Student

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I am a fourth-year (writing-up) PhD student at Newcastle University (UK) looking for a security research/engineering position. My research interests are systems security, software security, and security architectures.


M.Sc. Information Technology - Information Security, Carnegie Mellon University, December 2010

B.Eng. Computer Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Beja, June 2007


F. Rocha, T. Gross, Aad van Moorsel; Defense-in-depth Against Malicious Insiders in the Cloud, IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering (IC2E), San Francisco, USA, March 2013.

F. Rocha, M. Correia, S. Abreu; The Next Frontier: Managing Data Confidentiality and Integrity in the Cloud, IEEE Computer Society Press, March 2013. Buy at

F. Rocha, M. Correia, S. Abreu; The Final Frontier: Confidentiality and Privacy in the Cloud, IEEE Computer, September 2011.

F. Rocha and M. Correia; Lucy in the Sky without Diamonds: Stealing Confidential Data in the Cloud, In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Dependability of Clouds, Data Centers and Virtual Computing Environments (DCDV, with DSN'11), Hong Kong, June 2011.

W. Wongthai, F. Rocha , Aad van Moorsel; Logging solutions to mitigate risks associated with threats in infrastructure as a service cloud. , In tracks of service and application in 2013 International Conference on Cloud Computing and Big Data (CloudCom-Asia), Fuzhou China, December 2013.

W. Wongthai, F. Rocha, Aad van Moorsel; A Generic Logging Template for Infrastructure as a Service Cloud, The 27th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA-2013) Workshops, Barcelona, Spain, March 2013

F. Rocha, A. Grilo, P. Pereira, M. S. Nunes, A. Casaca; Performance Evaluation of DTSN in Wireless Sensor Networks (extended version), In Wireless Systems and Mobility in Next Generation Internet, Springer-Verlag, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 5122, pp. 1-9, October 2008.

F. Rocha, A. Grilo, P. R. Pereira; Performance Evaluation of DTSN in Wireless Sensor Networks, 4'Th EuroNGI Workshop on Wireless and Mobility, Barcelona, Spain, January 2008.

P.R. Pereira, A. Grilo, F. Rocha, M.S. Nunes, A. Casaca, C. Chaudet, P. Almstrom and M. Johansson; End-to-end Reliability in Wireless Sensor Networks: Survey and Research Challenges, EuroFGI Workshop on IP QoS and Traffic Control, IST Press, pp. 66-74, ISBN: 978-972-8469-67-2, Lisbon, Portugal, December 2007.

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