Francisco Pereira


I am a second year PhD student at Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon and a researcher at INESC-ID. I am advised by Professors Luis Pedrosa, Fernando Ramos and Justine Sherry.

My research interests lie in between Systems and Networking, ranging from software Network Functions to programmable network accelerators such as programmable switches, FPGAs, and SmartNICs. My ongoing research focuses on modeling Network Functions and automatically synthesizing modifications to them, be it to improve overall performance or offloading them to network accelerators.

Recent publications

  1. article
    Automatic Parallelization of Software Network Functions
    Francisco PereiraFernando M. V. Ramos, and Luis Pedrosa
    NSDI ’24
  2. article
    Automatic Generation of Network Function Accelerators Using Component-Based Synthesis
    Francisco Pereira, Gonçalo Matos, Hugo SadokDaehyeok KimRuben MartinsJustine SherryFernando M. V. Ramos, and Luis Pedrosa
    SOSR ’22