Arthur Selle Jacobs

I have a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, advised by Prof. Dr. Lisandro Granville and co-advised by Prof. Dr. Ronaldo Ferreira. I also worked as a visiting scholar at Princeton University under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Jennifer Rexford and worked closely with Dr. Walter Willinger from NIKSUN Inc. My research interests include network management, Intent-based Networking, Natural Language Processing for network management, self-driving networks, programmable networks and Artificial Intelligence, and its application to network and security.

Awards & Recognition

2020 IBM PhD Fellowship Award

For academic excellence and expertise in pioneering research areas, including artificial intelligence, data science, and security.

Projects

Selected Publications

A. S. Jacobs, R. Beltiukov, W. Willinger, R. A. Ferreira, A. Gupta, L. Z. Granville
2022 ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (ACM CCS 2022), Los Angeles, 2022.
A. S. Jacobs, R. J. Pfitscher, R. H. Ribeiro, R. A. Ferreira, L. Z. Granville, W. Willinger, S. G. Rao
2021 USENIX Annual Technical Conference (USENIX ATC 21), Virtual Conference, 2021.
A. S. Jacobs, R. J. Pfitscher, R. A. Ferreira, L. Z. Granville
ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review, Volume 48 Issue 5, pages 55 - 63, 2018
A. S. Jacobs, R. J. Pfitscher, R. H. Ribeiro, R. A. Ferreira, L. Z. Granville, S. G. Rao
ACM SIGCOMM 2019 Conference Posters and Demos, Beijing, China, 2019.
A. S. Jacobs, R. J. Pfitscher, R. A. Ferreira, L. Z. Granville
ACM SIGCOMM 2018 Workshop on Self-Driving Networks (SelfDN 2018), Budapest, Hungary, 2018.

Education

Visiting Student Research Collaborator

Princeton University

September 2019 — July 2020


Worked under the supervision of Prof. Jennifer Rexford and Dr. Walter Willinger, from NIKSUN, researching network profiling techniques and traffic behavior models in programmable data plane networks, using the P4 language. Also explored the applicability of eXplainable AI (XAI) techiniques on Machine Learning models for network security.

Ph.D. in Computer Science

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

August 2017 — March 2022 (Expected)


Working under the supervision of Prof. Lisandro Z. Granville (UFRGS) and Prof. Ronaldo A. Ferreira (UFMS), researching a number of network management topics, including Machine Learning applied to networking, Intent-Based Networking and self-driving networks.

Study Abroad, BSMP

University of Maryland

January 2014 — December 2014


Exchange year on the Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program (BSMP), a study abroad program financed by the Brazilian Government. Studied for two semesters at the University of Maryland, doing courses from the Computer Science major and others.

B.Sc. in Computer Science

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

March 2011 — December 2016


Bachelor Degree in Computer Science at UFRGS, one of the top Computer Science majors in Brazil.