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We are the Navigators, a research team on distributed systems, their architectures, their algorithms, in their several skins: fault tolerance, real-time, security, and combinations thereof.

We also pursue the quest for the right balance between science and technology. Some people say that Informatics (a.k.a. computer science and engineering) belongs to a new breed, of what are called techno-sciences. We believe that techno-scientists should accompany theoretical mastery with a deep knowledge of their environment — computer technology — as well as astro-physicists know the sky, or marine biologists know the sea.

We study new theories to explain distributed systems, and new algorithms to take advantage from them. But we also like to do proof-of-concept experiments about the theory we work on. We try that our papers and theses tell a good story as clearly as possible. We work hard for our demonstrations to be convincing and captivating. Because we believe science is made for others.

Our greatest riches are our culture, and our researchers and students. If you believe in the former, you can become one of the latter. Welcome!


  • (11/Apr/2018) Based on the final demonstration of the Supercloud project last month, here is a video about Sirius, the multi-cloud network virtualization platform.
  • (1/Oct/2017) NavTalks seminars have started for a new year of discussions!

Latest publications


[1] What: NavTalk, When: Wed 2018-May-2, 12:00pm, Where: room 6.3.38

Paulo Antunes presents Monitoring Web Applications for Vulnerability Removal Under Attack
Adriano Serckumecka presents Putting SIEMs in the Cloud

[2] What: NavTalk, When: Wed 2018-Apr-18, 12:00pm, Where: room 6.3.38

Fernando Alves presents OSINT-Based Data-Driven Cybersecurity Discovery
Aurélien Bettini presents Representation and generation of IoC extracted from OSINT

[3] What: NavTalk, When: Wed 2018-Apr-4, 12:00pm, Where: room 6.3.38

Wilson Melo presents Decentralized Metrological Surveillance of Fuel Pumps
Vinicius Cogo presents On the Challenges of Deduplicating Human Genomic Sequencing Data

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