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



Linkedin: Link  

Muriel Figueredo Franco


Short Bio:

I am a Junior Researcher and Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science 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, I am 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. Besides that, from 2017 to 2020, I was part of a work team to develop and implant a federated ecosystem for offering, distributing and execution of Virtual Network Func­tions (FENDE project). At UZH, I am also a Teaching Assistant for the “Mobile Com­mu­nication Systems” and "Protocols for Multimedia Communications" classes. I hold an M.Sc. (2017) in Computer Science from the Federal Uni­ver­sity of the Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil and obtained a B.Sc. (2014) in Computer Science from the Federal University of Pelotas (UFPEL), Brazil. I am also member of the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

My research interests include Network Virtualization, Cybersecurity, Information Visualization, Blockchain, and Internet Economics. However, I am passionate about any innovative and disruptive project where technology plays an important role.

Lecture Activities:

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


A complete list of my publications is maintained in my personal website. Also, the list of my publications are available at the repositories maintained by ScholarResearchGate, and DBLT. Furthermore, my last activities as Reviewer can be verified at Publons.