Welcome to my personal homepage! I am currently working as an associate professor at IFRS - Campus Restinga. My research interests are in Cybersecurity, Computer Networks, IoT, and Educational Robotics.

Education and Previous Experience

Previously, from 2017 to 2021, I obtained my PhD in Computer Science from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS). During my PhD, I participated in the research internship program promoted by the Australian Academy of Science (Australia-Americas PhD Research Internship Program) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney/Australia ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿฆ˜๐Ÿจ in 2018, with the supervision of Professor Salil Kanhere. I also participated in a doctoral internship (Sandwich Doctorate) at Newcastle University (Newcastle Upon Tyne / United Kingdom ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง), from October 2019 to March 2020, under the supervision of Professor Aad van Moorsel. From 2008 to 2010, I obtained an MSc in Computing from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), where I participated in a research project focused on Change Management in IT Infrastructure funded by Hewlett-Packard (HP) R & D Brazil. During my BSc (from 2004 to 2007), I performed an internship and participated in scientific projects at the Southern Regional Center for Space Research (CRSPE) of the National Institute for Space Research (INPE).

I have experience in Computer Science, with an emphasis on Systems Security, Computer Networks and Automation, acting on the following subjects: Blockchains, Information Security, Computer Network Management, Software Defined Networks, Infrastructure Change Management IT, IoT and Educational Robotics. I am member of the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC) and member of the IEEE.

Current Research and Projects

I like to be active and engage in interesting projects both in parternership with Academy and with Industry. I am coordinating different research projects in cybersecurity, more specifically in Blockchain, distributed applications security evaluation, and pentesting. In 2022, I participated in a project to evaluate different techniques to introduce computational thinking to students in elementary schools.. In 2022, I participated in a project to evaluate different techniques to introduce computational thinking to students in elementary schools. During 2018โ€“2020, I participated in three different research projects about blockchain with companies: with a financial institution and with two software development companies. These projects helped to understand important aspects that should be considered for the adoption of blockchains in real scenarios. I was also the coordinator of the undergraduate program in Systemsโ€™ Analisys and Development at IFRS from 2013-2016. Previoulsy, I coordinated, participated and lead different projects in cybersecurity, computer networks, and IoT.

I am part of the Cybersecurity and Ciberphysical Systems Research Group (SciFi) at IFRS and Systems Reliability and Security Research Group (CONSEG) at PUCRS.

Free time

  • ๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Travelling ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต.
  • ๐ŸŽธ Music, HiFi sound systems and HiFi records (Vinyl Collection at Discogs), and Live Gigs (https://www.setlist.fm/user/robenlunardi). I also play guitar.
  • ๐Ÿ“บ Films and tv series.
  • ๐Ÿฅƒ Drinking (good quality, not quantity + good company).
  • ๐ŸŠโ€โ™‚๏ธ Swimming and hiking.

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