Ricardo Morla

Ricardo Morla is an assistant professor at the University of Porto. He teaches and does research at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at FEUP and at INESC TEC. His research interests are in management and control of IT systems and networks. He uses data analysis techniques and large-scale coordination techniques to help manage enterprise networks, IT services and infrastructure, and ambient intelligence systems. Ricardo holds a PhD in Computing from Lancaster University. He was a lecturer and post-doc at UC Irvine in 2007, and a visiting faculty at Carnegie Mellon University in 2010 under the CMU-Portugal program. He currently runs the Network and Services Laboratory at FEUP. 


I'm looking for collaborations on H2020 calls where my group's knowhow on data analysis for network management and in particular on traffic analysis for security and privacy can be of use. I have been involved in several EU, national, and company-funded research projects with telecom operators, internet advertising companies, and news media outlets. My group of PhD and MSc students develop their theses within the scope of these projects.

Here are my research interests in more detail:

Traffic Analysis and Big Data
A Scheduler for Cloud Bursting of Map-Intensive Traffic Analysis Jobs
R Morla, P Gonçalves, J Barbosa, 2015, Second International Workshop on Sustainable Ultrascale Computing Systems
Second life in-world action traffic modeling
M Ferreira, R Morla, 2010, Proceedings of the 20th NOSSDAV International Workshop 

Voice spam detection and user privacy with PhD student Ajmal Azad
MA Azad, R Morla, 2013, Computers & Security 39, 219-236

Anomaly detection and diagnosis in the access network with Hyong Kim and postdocs Angelos Marnerides and Simon Malinowski 
Fault diagnosis in DSL networks using support vector machines
AK Marnerides, S Malinowski, R Morla, HS Kim, 2015, Computer Communications 62, 72-84

Anomaly detection in wireless networks with Ana Aguiar and PhD students Anisa Allahdadi and Dossa Massa (graduated)
Outlier detection in 802.11 wireless access points using Hidden Markov Models
A Allahdadi, R Morla, JS Cardoso, 2014, IFIP Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference
Modeling 802.11 AP usage through daily keep-alive event counts
D Massa, R Morla, 2013, Wireless networks 19 (5), 1005-1022
Predicting short 802.11 sessions from RADIUS usage data
A Allahdadi, R Morla, A Aguiar, JS Cardoso, 2013, IEEE Local Computer Networks Workshops (LCN Workshops)

QoE-based control of large scale VoD in the cloud with Hyong Kim and PhD student Chen Wang

Management of IoT smart spaces with Rui Moreira and PhD student Christophe Soares
A graph-based approach for interference free integration of commercial off-the-shelf elements in pervasive computing systems
C Soares, RS Moreira, R Morla, J Torres, P Sobral, 2014, Future Generation Computer Systems 39, 3-15

INESC TEC and Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Departamento de Engenharia Electrotécnica e de Computadores
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, s/n 4200-465, Porto, Portugal
+351 22 209 4200