Hervé Paulino

Associate Professor

Computer Systems

Country: Portugal

Affiliation: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, UNL

Email: herve.paulino@fct.unl.pt

Phone: +351 212948536 Ext. 10763

Hervé Paulino, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the Computer Science Department of the NOVA University of Lisbon, and a member of the NOVA Laboratory for Computer Science and Informatics (NOVA LINCS) research center. He received his PhD in Computer Science from the NOVA University of Lisbon in 2006, in the area of mobile agent computing. His research interests have been on the areas of concurrent, parallel and distributed computing, namely on the correct programming and efficient execution of programs, both on shared memory architectures, such as the laptops and mobile phones that we use everyday, as on replicated distributed systems, such as the ones that support Facebook or Amazon's online store. He is also doing research on the emergent topic of edge computing, a paradigm that takes advantage of the resources available at the network edge (such as on recent WiFi access points and, eventually, on 5G cellular towers) to efficiently communicate information among nearby devices, as an alternative to distant centralized Cloud services. These two topics of distributed concurrency control and edge computing have been explored in the framework of the DeDuCe research project, led by Hervé Paulino and financed by the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation. The project spawn many publications, including a best paper award at SAC 2022. Another current research interest of his is the efficient high-level programming of accelerators, such as the Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) found in most computing devices, including the aforementioned laptops and mobile phones. This research direction received a hardware grant from the NVIDIA corporation. Hervé has authored or co-authored more than 70 publications in journals, conferences or workshops, including journals Future Generation Computer Systems, Journal of Scheduling and Journal of Computer and System Sciences, and top-venues conferences such as OOPSLA, SPAA and Euro-Par. He has also supervised 1 Post-doc, 2 PhD students and supervised (or co-supervised) 59 Master students and more than 26 undergraduate students. Currently he is supervising (or co-supervising) 13 Master students.