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 and privacy
  • quantitative information flow
  • formal methods for responsible computing
  • information theory, decision theory, and (a bit of) game theory

You can find more information in my short CV.

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
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

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News

  • Our book “The Science of Quantitative Information Flow” has been published!

     

  • Our PhD. candidate Gabriel Henrique Nunes, in co-tutelle with Prof. Annabelle McIver from Macquarie University, is one of the recipients of the 9th Google Latin America Research Awards (2022) [details here], with the project “A QIF-Based Robust and Explainable Framework for Assessing Privacy Risks of Large Data Releases”.

  • I’ll be co-chairing, with Catuscia Palamidessi, a Special Session on Quantitative Methods for Security, in honor of Geoffrey Smith, at the 36th IEEE Computer Security Foundations Symposium [CSF 2023]. Submit a nice paper!

  • I’ll be co-organizing, with Haniel Barbosa, the 17th International Workshop on Logical and Semantic Frameworks, with Applications [LSFA 2022]. Submit a nice paper!

  • I’ll be serving in the PC of the 32nd USENIX Security Symposium [USENIX 2023].
  • I’ll be serving in the PC of the 23rd Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium and the Editorial Board of the Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies [PETS/PoPETS 2023].
  • I’ll be serving in the Formal Methods and Programming Languages track of PC of the 29th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security [CCS 2022].

     

  • The Festschrift in honor of Catuscia Palamidessi is out. Many thanks to everyone who contributed to this event!

Teaching

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. [Talk]