This is the personal homepage of Ricardo de Oliveira Schmidt.

I am a research engineer at the SIDN Labs, and a research fellow within the chair Design and Analysis of Communication Systems (DACS) of the University of Twente. I was responsible for running SAND and DAS projects.

In 2014 I received a PhD degree from the same university for my thesis Measurement-Based Link Dimensioning for the Future Internet.

From Oct 2015 to Feb 2016 I was a Visiting Researcher within the Information Sciences Institute (ISI) of the University of Southern California (USC), working with John Heidemann. Prior to that, on June 2015 I was a Visiting Scholar within the IP Networking Lab (INL), at the Université Catholique de Louvain, hosted by Ramin Sadre.

I received a MSc degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), where I was a research assistant within the Networking and Telecommunications Research Group (GPRT). And before that, I received my BSc degree in Computer Science from the University of Passo Fundo (UPF).
 
I am a RIPE Atlas ambassador, helping to build "the largest Internet measurement network ever made". If you are also interested in joining the project by hosting a probe or using the measurement network for research purposes, feel free to contact me. You can also find some information at the RIPE Atlas user experiences, and at RIPE's 2015 paper about the Atlas framework.

My research interests include:
  • Internet Security
  • Network traffic measurements and analysis
  • IP anycast
  • DNS operations
  • Software-Defined Networking
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