Dr. Marco Carvalho

Dean of School of Computing
Florida Institute of Technology

Executive Director
Harris Institute for Assured Information

150 W. Univeristy Blvd.
Melbourne, FL (USA) - 32937


Dr. Marco M. Carvalho is the Executive Director of the Harris Institute for Assured Information as well as the acting Dean of the newly formed School of Computing. Dr. Carvalho received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Tulane University as well as a M.Sc. in Computer Science from West Florida, and both a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Federal University of Brasilia. Serving as the Principal Investigator of several research projects, his primary areas of research are in computer security, computer networks, and information systems.

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Research Interest

My primary area of focus is in coordinated defense. Currently, there is a lot of research that focuses on implementing and optimizing a given defense capability. My focus is on bringing this defense to work together with multiple other defenses and with people. So I ask: “how do you take a capability that protects a given aspect of your infrastructure and make that capability available and properly integrated with other capabilities so it can systemically provide a defense?”. Coordinated commanded control and cyber resilience would be the two terms that people would normally use to describe my area of focus.

Conferences & Workshops

The New Security Paradigms Workshop (NSPW)
September 26th - 30th, 2016

NSPW is an annual, small invitation-only workshop for researchers in information security and related disciplines. It focuses on work that challenges the dominant approaches and perspectives in computer security.

Tech Interchange Meeting at the University of Catarina, Florianopolis, Brasil
July 12th - 14th, 2016

Safe and Secure Systems and Software Symposium (S5)
July 12th - 14th, 2016

Hosted by The Air Force Research Laboratory, Aerospace Systems Directorate, Power and Control Division; The Safe and Secure Systems and Software Symposium focuses on bringing together academic, industry, and government parties concerned with the safety and security of highly complex or autonomous safety critical systems.

ESCC 2016, University of Thessaly, Athens, Greece
July 7th, 2016

Quantification Workshop, George Mason University
June 27th, 2016

US-Brazil Workshop on Cybersecurity and Privacy
April 7th - 8th, 2016

The goal of this workshop was to bring together, for the first time, American and Brazilian cyber security researchers to discuss the main challenges of the field, and to promote cross-collaboration and the building of ties among the attendees.

Mathematics and Computer Science Colloquim, Stetson University
April 6th, 2016

Resilience Week
August 17th - 20th, 2015

Symposia dedicated to promising research in resilient systems that will protect critical cyber-physical infrastructures from unexpected and malicious threats--securing our way of life.

10th International Symposium on Software Engineering for Adaptive and Self-Managing Systems
May 18th – 19th, 2015

The objective of SEAMS is to bring together researchers and practitioners from many of these diverse areas to investigate, discuss, and examine thoroughly the fundamental principles, state of the art, and critical challenges of engineering self-adaptive and self-managing systems.

Guest Lecture, Georgia Institute of Technology
February, 2015

Projects & Grants

Systems Behavior Command and Control (SBC2)

Start Date: 02/06/2013
End Date: 11/30/2016

Federated Command and Control (FC2)

Start Date: 07/25/2014
End Date: 01/31/2017

Semi-Automated Wrapping of Defenses (SAWD)

Start Date: 03/30/2015
End Date: 04/13/2017

Characterization of Proactive Defenses (CHOPD)

Start Date: 03/30/2015
End Date: 03/16/2017

Adaptive Resource Management Enabling Deception (ARMED)

Start Date: 04/16/2016
End Date: 10/21/2017

Behavior Extracting Resiliency Toolkit (BART)

Start Date: 04/19/2016
End Date: 11/08/2018

Integrated Decision Engine for Evaluating Defenses (InDEED)

Start Date: 04/01/2016
End Date: 09/30/2017