Menezes, Ronaldo

Associate Professor
Computer Sciences and Cybersecurity

Personal Overview

ACM SIGAPP Distinguished Service Award, 2009

IEEE Senior Member

ACM SIGAPP, in recognition and dedication for his contributions to the Symposium on Applied Computing, 2003

ACM SIGAPP, in appreciation for contributions to the Symposium on Applied Computing track on Computer Security, 2002-2003

Educational Background

B.S., Computer Science University of Fortaleza 1992
M.S., Computer Science State University of Campinas 1995
Ph.D., Computer Science University of York, UK 2000

Professional Experience

Associate Professor in Computer Science, Florida Institute of Technology, USA August 2000 – present
Courses Taught: Java, Distributed Systems, Network Programming, Data Structures, Coordination Systems, Swarm Intelligence, Complex Networks

Lecturer in Computer Science, University of Ulster, UK August 1999 – July 2000

Teaching Assistant, The University of York, UK August 1996 – July 1999

Adjunct Faculty in Computer Science, Padre Anchieta University, Brazil
November 1994 – June 1995

Web Technology Consultant, 8over8 Limited, UK February 2000 – July 2000

Systems Consultant, Mota Machado Constructors, Brazil January 1993 – June 1995

Computing Services Director, Fiotex Textile Industry, Brazil, July 1991 – February 1993

Programmer/System Analyst, Mota Machado Constructors, Brazil October 1989 – July 1991

Current Research

US-Germany Cooperative Research: Using Swarm-Based Abstractions as a Scalability Mechanism in Linda Systems (SwarmLinda) , 2004-2007

Proactive, Selective Behavior Filtering with Data restoration: A New Technique for Runtime Neutralization of Malicious Mobile Code.
PI: James Whittaker, Co-PIs: Ronaldo Menezes, Cem Kaner, Michael Thomason, Jens Gregor and Gerald Marin. 2001–2005

Selected Publications

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A Network-centric Epidemic Approach for Automated Image Label Annotation
Mehdy Bohlool, Ronaldo Menezes, Eraldo Ribeiro
2010 International Workshop on Complex Networks (CompleNet 2010), October 2010

Hybrid and Evolutionary Agent-Based Social Simulations Using Lvy Flight as Randomization Method
Fernando B. Lima Neto, Ronaldo Menezes, Marcos lvares
2010 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence, Barcelona Spain, July 2010

Epidemics on Mobile Phone Networks
Pu Wang, Marta C. Gonzlez, Ronaldo Menezes, Albert-Laszlo Barabsi
Workshop on the Analysis of Mobile Phone Networks, in conjunction with NetSci 2010
Boston, MA. May 2010

A Bio-Inspired Crime Simulation Model
Vasco Furtado, Adriano Melo, Andr L. V. Coelho, Ronaldo Menezes, Ricardo Perrone
Decision Support Systems Journal. Volume 28, Issue 1. pp. 282-292. December 2009

Self-Organized Control of Knowledge Generation in Pervasive Computing Systems
Gabriella Castelli, Ronaldo Menezes, Franco Zambonelli
2009 ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 09), pp. 1202-1209.
Honolulu, Hawaii. March 2009

Coordinating Knowledge in Pervasive Environments
Lyndon Nixon, Robert Tolksdorf, Ronaldo Menezes, Alan Wood
Ubiquitous Computing and Communication Journal (UbiCC). Vol. 3, 2008

An Adaptive in-network Aggregation Operator for Query Processing in Wireless Sensor Networks
Angelo Brayner, Aretusa Lopes, Diorgens Meira, Ricardo Vasconcelos, Ronaldo Menezes
Journal of Systems and Software. 81(3). pp. 328-342. Elsevier. 2008