I'm currently a PhD student at HASLab, University of Minho.

My main area of research is in weakly consistent distributed databases. Specifically, what building blocks we can provide to offer better consistency guarantees.

Often the large scale nature of many web applications does not fit the best in a traditional relational databases. NoSQL groups together the many eventually consistent databases that were created to server these scalability problems. 

However, there are many research opportunities and questions in the large gap that ranges from "strong consistency" RDBMs to "weak consistency" NoSQLs.