I am an assistant professor at the Computer Science Department (DCC) of Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

My main research interests are:

  • foundations of computer security
  • formal methods
  • quantitative information flow
  • information theory, decision theory, and (a bit of) game theory

You can find more information in my short CV.

News

  • I’m serving as co-chair of the 13th ACM SIGPLAN Workshop on Programming Languages and Analysis for Security [PLAS 2018]. Submit a nice paper!
  • I’ll be serving in the PC of the 3rd World Congress on Formal Methods (23rd International Symposium on Formal Methods) [FM 2019]
  • I’m serving in the PC of the 18th Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium [PETS/PoPETS 2019 and 2020].
  • I’m serving in the PC of the 31st IEEE Computer Security Foundations Symposium [CSF 2018].
  • I’m serving in the PC of the 15th International Conference on Quantitative Evaluation of SysTems [QEST 2018].
  • I’m serving in the PC of the 13th Workshop on Logical and Semantic Frameworks with Applications [LSFA 2018].

Media & supporting material  (in Portuguese)

  • Quando criptografia não garante segurança (When cryptography is not enough to ensure security)
    Summer School in Computer Science, DCC-UFMG. [Talk – Part 1/2] [Talk – Part 2/2]
  • Uma abordagem Bayesiana sobre o método científico e a navalha de Occam (A Bayesian interpretation of the scientific method and of Occam’s razor)
    Summer School in Computer Science, DCC-UFMG. [Talk]
  • O que é “teoria” em ciência da computação? (What’s “theory” in computer science?)
    Introduction to Computer Science, Computational Mathematics, and Information Systems. [Slides]


Contact

Av. Antônio Carlos, 6627
ICEx – Anexo U – DCC – Office 4317
CEP: 31270-010
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais – Brazil

+55 (31) 3409-5845
+55 (31) 3409-5860
msalvim@dcc.ufmg.br