Renato J Figueiredo, PhD

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I am a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Florida. I am affiliated with the Advanced Computing and Information Systems (ACIS) Laboratory.

My curriculum vitae


My current research focuses on the following topics:

Virtualization in distributed systems (virtual machines, networks, file systems)
Autonomic computing
Peer-to-peer systems
Social networks and their applications in systems design
Cloud computing
Computer architecture

My research has been funded by government and industry, including the National Science Foundation, Intel, IBM, NASA, NOAA, and ONR. You can also look up my publications on:

At UF, I have taught undergraduate and graduate courses on various aspects of computer systems, including computer architecture, virtualization, and principles of computer systems design.

I currently serve as associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Computers and the Cluster Computing Journal, and I have served on several technical program committees, including the HPDC, SC, ICAC, Cluster, CCGrid, and SBAC-PAD conferences.


Some of the current research projects I am involved in include:

  • The IPOP project - IP-over-P2P is an open-source user-centric software virtual network allowing end users to define and create their own virtual private networks (VPNs).
  • The PerSoNet project is an example of an application combining social networks and the IPOP virtual networks to allow users to easily create personal virtual networks and authenticated, private point-to-point networks with their social peers.
  • The iDigBio project is the National Resource for Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) funded by the National Science Foundation.
  • The Pacific Rim Application and Grid Middleware Assembly (PRAGMA) is a community of practice comprising individuals and institutions from around the Pacific Rim that actively collaborate with, and enable, small- to medium-sized groups to solve their problems with information technology.
  • The GRAPLEr is an R-based open-source software product of GRAPLE, the GLEON Research and PRAGMA Lake Expedition, which brings the power of distributed computing to the fingertips of lake ecology modelers.
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