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Ricardo Manuel Pereira Vilaça is currently a software developer at LeanXcale and associate researcher at HASLab. He obtained a degree in Computer Science and Systems Engineering from University do Minho in 2005 and the Ph.D in the MAP-i Doctoral Programme in Computer Science in 2012. He is a research scientist and software engineer with a strong background in distributed systems and large scale data management and 10 years of experience in national and international research projects in distributed systems: Cloud computing, NoSQL and database replication.
Currently, he is working in FP7 European research projects CoherentPaaS and LeanBigData. He had co-supervise several research grant holders and master thesis. He had published research papers on large scale and dependable distributed systems and has served as reviewer for several highly reputed conferences and workshops such as SRDS, Middleware, LADC, DAIS and MW4SOC. He serve as PC of the MW4NG workshop and DADS conference. He has also created and served as chair of the WPSDS workshop.