This is the personal homepage of Ricardo de Oliveira Schmidt.

Currently I work as a Senior Full Stack Developer at NAVOMI and as a Collaborating Professor at the Computer Science Department of the University of Passo Fundo. I am also a Collaborating Researcher (0-hour) within the chair of Design and Analysis of Communication Systems of the University of Twente, and the Analysis of Network Traffic Lab from the Information Sciences Institute of the University of Southern CaliforniaBefore that I was a Research Engineer at the SIDN Labs, and a Postdoctoral Researcher at DACS where I was responsible for running the SAND and DAS projects.

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

From Oct 2015 to Feb 2016 I was a Visiting Researcher within the ISI/USC hosted by Prof. John Heidemann. Prior to that, on June 2015 I was a Visiting Scholar within the IP Networking Lab, at the Université Catholique de Louvain, hosted by Prof. Ramin Sadre.

I received a MSc degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Pernambuco, where I worked as a Research Assistant within the Networking and Telecommunications Research Group. And before that, I received my BSc degree in Computer Science from the University of Passo Fundo.
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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