|University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), PhD||2009|
|University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), MS||2005|
Ricardo is the co-founder and CTO of ThousandEyes (www.thousandeyes.com), a San Francisco based start up that provides a platform to monitor and troubleshoot Cloud and SaaS applications. Among its customers are companies like Verisign(NASDAQ:VRSN), Priceline(NASDAQ:PCLN) and ServiceNow(NYSE:NOW). Ricardo is also the creator of Cyclops (http://cyclops.cs.ucla.edu), a platform to detect attacks to the Internet routing infrastructure, like the one that brought youtube.com down in Pakistan in 2008. Cyclops has currently more than 1,500 registered companies. Ricardo is a technologist at heart and a believer in the importance of simplicity and good design in any product. He is also a caffeine junkie.
Ricardo received the B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Engineering Faculty of Porto University (FEUP), Portugal in 2001, the M.S. degree in Computer Science from University of California, Los Angeles in 2005, and the PhD degree in Computer Science from UCLA in 2009. During his PhD he did several internships, including AT&T Labs, Thomson and Juniper Networks in Silicon Valley. During his PhD he developed research in inter-domain routing, network security and Internet topology. He is the main author of several patents and dozens of papers in international conferences and journals, including ACM SIGCOMM, ACM SIGMETRICS and IEEE Transactions on Networking. He is a member of the ACM and the IEEE. In 2009 he was the recipient of the Cisco Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award and the Edward K. Rice Outstanding Doctoral Student Award.