Muriel Figueredo Franco

 

 Contact Information:

Universität Zürich Institut für Informatik (IFI),

BIN 2.E.05 Binzmühlestrasse 14 CH-8050 Zürich

Phone: +41 44 635 43 72 Fax: +41 44 635 68 09

Email: franco@ifi.uzh.ch

Linkedin: Link  

Muriel Figueredo Franco

 

Short Bio:

Muriel Figueredo Franco is a Research Assistant and Ph.D. candidate in Informatics under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Burkhard Stiller at the University of Zürich UZH, Switzerland, within the Communi­cation Systems Group CSG of the Department of Informatics IfI. Since September 2018, Muriel is working in Zürich on cybersecurity, economics, blockchains, Software-defined Networking (SDN), and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), participating and driving the work of the Concordia project's Task 4.3 (Cybersecurity Economics) within a team of networking, security, and economic researchers. Muriel holds an M.Sc. (2017) in Computer Science from the Federal Uni­ver­sity of the Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Lisandro Granville and obtained a B.Sc. (2014) in Computer Science from the Federal University of Pelotas (UFPEL), Brazil.

Lecture Activities:

  • MobSys: Mobile Communication Systems (FS20, FS19)
  • ComSys:  Communications Systems Seminar (FS20, FS19)
  • PMMK: Protocols for Multi-media Communications (HS20,HS19)
  • IntEco: Internet Economics Seminar (HS20HS19)

Open Thesis:

Please check here to see list of open thesisIf you are interested to work on a project in the list mentioned above or any other project related to my research area feel free to contact me.

Research Interests:

  • Cybersecurity 
  • Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)
  • Information Visualization
  • Blockchain / Smart Contracts
  • Cybersecurity Economics

Publications:

A complete list of publications is available at the repositories maintained by ResearchGateDBLT, and Scholar. Also, my last activities as reviewer can be verified at Publons.

Most recent (last 3 years):

2020

  • [Full Paper] M. Franco, B. Rodrigues, E. Scheid, A. Jacobs, C. Killer, L. Granville, B. Stiller: SecBot: a Business-Driven Conversational Agent for Cybersecurity Planning and Management; 16th International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM 2020), Izmir, Turkey, November 2020, pp 1–7.
  • [Full Paper] C. Killer, B. Rodrigues, E. J. Scheid, M. Franco, M. Eck, N. Zaugg, A. Schetlin, B. Stiller: Provotum: A Blockchain-Based and End-to-End Verifiable Remote Electronic Voting System; IEEE 45th Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), Sidney, Australia, November 2020, pp 1–12.
  • [Journal] Bruno Rodrigues, Eder Scheid, Christian Killer, Muriel Franco, Burkhard Stiller: Blockchain Signaling System (BloSS): Cooperative Signaling of Distributed Denial-of-Service Attacks; Journal of Network and Systems Management, Springer Nature, August, 2020, pp. 1-37. Link
  • [Full Paper] Muriel Franco, Erion Sula, Bruno Rodrigues, Eder Scheid, Burkhard Stiller: ProtectDDoS: a Platform for Trustworthy Offering and Recommendation of Protections; International Conference on Economics of Grids, Clouds, Software and Services (GECON 2020), Izola, Slovenia, September 15-17, 2020. (To appear)
  • [Technical Report] Christian Killer, Lucas Thorbecke, Bruno Rodrigues, Eder John Scheid, Muriel Franco, Burkhard Stiller: Proverum: A Hybrid Public Verifiability for Decentralized Identity Management; University of Zurich, Department of Informatics IfI, Communication Systems Group CSG, IFI Technical Report 2020.03, Zürich, Switzerland, August 2020. Link
  • [Demo] Getoar Gallopeni, Bruno Rodrigues, Muriel Franco, Burkhard Stiller: A Practical Analysis on Mirai Botnet Traffic; IFIP Networking 2020, Paris, France, 22-25 June, 2020. DOI
  • [White Paper] Alessandro De Carli, Muriel Franco, Andreas Gassmann, Christian Killer, Bruno Rodrigues, Eder John Scheid, David Schoenbaechler, Burkhard Stiller: WeTrace: Privacy-preserving Mobile COVID-19 Tracing Approach and Application; Technical Report, Zürich, Switzerland, April 2020. Link
  • [Tutorial] Christian Killer, Bruno Rodrigues, Eder Scheid, Muriel Franco, Burkhard Stiller: Practical Introduction to Blockchain-based Remote Electronic Voting; IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency (ICBC 2020), 3-6 May, Toronto, Canada. Link
  • [Full Paper] Eder J. Scheid, P. Widmer, B. Rodrigues, M. Franco, B. Stiller: A Controlled Natural Language to Support Intent-based Blockchain Selection; IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency (ICBC 2020), 3-6 May 2020, Toronto, Canada, pp. 1-9. DOI
  • [Book Chapter] Bruno Rodrigues, Muriel Franco, Eder Scheid, Salil S. Kanhere, Burkhard Stiller. A Technology-driven Overview on Blockchain-based Academic Certificate Handling. IGI Global. 2020, pp. 197-223. Link
  • [Journal] V. Garcia, G. Venâncio, E. P. Duarte, T. Tavares, L. Marcuzzo, C. dos Santos, M. Franco, L. Bondan, L. Granville, A. Egon, F. De Turck: On the Design and Development of Emulation Platforms for NFV-based Infrastructures; International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing, v. 11, No. 2, p. 230, 2020. DOI

2019

  • [Full Paper] Muriel Franco, Bruno Rodrigues, Burkhard Stiller: MENTOR: The Design and Evaluation of a Protection Services Recommender System; 15th International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM 2019), Halifax, Canada, October 21-25. Link
  • [Full Paper] Bruno Rodrigues, Muriel Franco, Geetha Parangi, Burkhard Stiller: SEConomy: A Framework for the Economic Assessment of Cybersecurity; 16th International Conference on Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems, and Services (GECON 2019), Leeds, UK, September 17-19, 2019, pp. 154-166. DOI
  • [Full Paper] Muriel Franco, Martin Bucher, Eder Scheid, Lisandro Granville, Burkhard Stiller: GENEVIZ: A Visual Tool for Construction and Blockchain-based Validation of SFC; 16th International Conference on Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems, and Services (GECON 2019), Leeds, UK, September 17-19, 2019, pp. 15-28. DOI
  • [Technical Report] Muriel Franco, Bruno Rodrigues, Burkhard Stiller: On the Recommendation of Protection Services; Technical Report No. ifi-2019.06, August 2019; Communication Systems Group CSG, Department of Informatics IfI, University of Zurich UZH, Switzerland. Link
  • [Short Paper] Eder Scheid, Manuel Keller, Muriel Franco, Burkhard Stiller: BUNKER: a Blockchain-based trUsted VNF pacKagE Repository; 16th International Conference on Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems, and Services (GECON 2019), Leeds, UK, September 17-19, 2019, pp. 188-196. DOI
  • [Full Paper] Muriel Franco, Eder Scheid, Lisandro Granville, Burkhard Stiller: BRAIN: Blockchain-based Reverse Auction for Infrastructure Supply in Virtual Network Functions-as-a-Service; IFIP Networking 2019, Warshaw, Poland, May 20-22, pp. 1-9. DOI
  • [Journal] R. Pfitscher, A. Jacobs, L. Zembruzki,  R dos Santos, E. Scheid, M. Franco, A. Schaeffer-Filho, L. Granville: Guiltiness: A Practical Approach for Quantifying Virtual Network Functions Performance; Computer Networks (COMNET), June 2019, pp. 14-31.  DOI
  • [Journal]  Vênancio, G.; Garcia, V. F.; Marcuzzo, L. C.; Tavares, T. N.; Franco, M. F.; Bondan, L.; Schaeffer-Filho, A.; Raniery, C.; Granville, L. Z.; Procópio, E.: Beyond VNFM: Filling the Gaps of the ETSI VNF Manager to Fully Support VNF Lifecycle Operations; International Journal of Network Management (IJNM), April 2019. pp.  1-16.  DOI
  • [Journal] L. Bondan, M. F. Franco, L. Marcuzzo, G. Venancio, R. L. Santos, R. J. Pfitscher, E. J. Scheid, B. Stiller, F. De Turck, E. P. Duarte, A. E. Schaeffer-Filho, C. R. P. Santos, and L. Z. Granville: FENDE: Marketplace-Based Distribution, Execution, and Life Cycle Management of VNFs; IEEE Communications Magazine, 57(1): January 2019, pp 1389-1406. DOI

2018

  • [Demo] Bondan, Lucas; Franco, Muriel F. ; Schaeffer-Filho, Alberto E. ; Granville, Lisandro Z. ; Marcuzzo, Leonardo ; Schneider, Cassiano A. D. S. ; dos Santos, Carlos R. P. ; Venâncio, Giovanni ; Duarte, Elias P.: FENDE: Marketplace and Federated Ecosystem for the Distribution and Execution of VNFs; ACM SIGCOMM 2018 Conference on Posters and Demos (SIGCOMM '18), Budapest, Bulgary, August 2018. pp. 135. DOI
  • [Full Paper] Pfitscher, Ricardo J. ; Jacobs, Arthur S. ; Scheid, Eder J. ; Franco, Muriel F. ; Santos, Ricardo L. Dos ; Schaeffer-Filho, Alberto E. ; Granville, Lisandro Z.: A model for quantifying performance degradation in virtual network function service chains; IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS 2018), Taipei, Taiwan, April 2018, pp. 1-9. DOI
  • [Full Paper] Jacobs, Arthur Selle ; Pfitscher , Ricardo José ; Santos, Ricardo Luis Dos ; Franco, Muriel Figueredo ; Scheid, Eder John ; Granville, Lisandro Zambenedetti: Artificial neural network model to predict affinity for virtual network functionsIEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS 2018), Taipei, Taiwan, April 2018, pp. 1-9. DOI
  • [Full Paper] Tavares, Thales Nicolai ; da Cruz Marcuzzo, Leonardo ; Fulber Garcia, Vinicius ; Venâncio de Souza, Giovanni ; Figueredo Franco, Muriel ; Bondan, Lucas ; De Turck, Filip ; Granville, Lisandro Zambenedetti ; Procopio Duarte Junior, Elias ; Raniery Paula dos Santos, Carlos ; Schaeffer-Filho, Alberto Egon: NIEP: NFV Infrastructure Emulation PlatformIEEE 32nd International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA), Kraków, Poland, May 2018, pp. 173. DOI
  • [Full Paper] Nobre, J. ; Penz, L. L. ; Franco, M. F. ; Granville, L. Z.: On the Use of a Measurement Correlation Service for Measurement Federations; IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC), Natal, Brazil, June 2018, pp. 1-8. DOI