Rodolfo Vieira Valentim

PhD Student in Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica E Delle Comunicazioni , 36th cycle (2020-2023)
Department of Electronics and Telecommunications (DET)



Thesis title

Generative Models Applied to Cybersecurity Proactive Defense

Research topic

AI-Powered Darknets/Honeypots for Supporting Network Anomaly Detection


Research interests

Big Data, Machine Learning, Neural Networks and Data Science
Communication and Computer Networks


Rodolfo Vieira Valentim was born in Espírito Santo, Brasil, in 1992. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering at Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (UFES). Also, at UFES, he obtained his master's degree in Informatics. In 2015, he was awarded a fully-funded scholarship to spend one year at the Hanze Institute of Technology in the Netherlands as an exchange student. His research interests are Software Defined Networks, Data Center Networks, Cloud Computing, Network Security, Artificial Intelligence, and Anomaly Detection.

Currently, he is a Ph.D. student under the supervision of Marco Mellia and Idilio Drago, conducting his research at ET / SmartData@PoliTo Center in association with Huawei. His research aims towards building an AI-assisted approach for network security based on multiple darknets and honeypots.



Master of Science

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Latest publications View all publications in Porto@Iris

  • Valentim, Rodolfo; Drago, Idilio; Mellia, Marco; Cerutti, Federico (2023)
    Lost in Translation: AI-based Generator of Cross-Language Sound-Squatting. In: 2023 IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy Workshops (EuroS&PW), Delft, Netherlands, 2-7 July 2023, pp. 513-520. ISBN: 979-8-3503-2720-5
    Contributo in Atti di Convegno (Proceeding)
  • Valentim, Rodolfo; Drago, Idilio; Trevisan, Martino; Mellia, Marco (2023)
    URLGEN – Towards Automatic URL Generation Using GANs. In: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NETWORK AND SERVICE MANAGEMENT, vol. 20, pp. 3734-3746. ISSN 1932-4537
    Contributo su Rivista
  • Vieira Valentim, Rodolfo; Drago, Idilio; Cerutti, Federico; Mellia, Marco (2022)
    AI-based Sound-Squatting Attack Made Possible. In: 2022 IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy Workshops (EuroS&PW), Genoa, Italy, 06-10 June 2022, pp. 448-453. ISBN: 978-1-6654-9560-8
    Contributo in Atti di Convegno (Proceeding)
  • Valentim, Rodolfo; Drago, Idilio; Trevisan, Martino; Cerutti, Federico; Mellia, Marco (2021)
    Augmenting phishing squatting detection with GANs. In: ACM CoNEXT 2021 - International Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies, Virtual Event Germany, 7 December 2021, pp. 3-4. ISBN: 9781450391337
    Contributo in Atti di Convegno (Proceeding)
  • Valentim, Rodolfo Vieira; Comarela, Giovanni; Park, Souneil; Sáez-Trumper, Diego (2021)
    Tracking Knowledge Propagation Across Wikipedia Languages. In: Fifteenth International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, virtuale, June 7-10, 2021, pp. 1046-1052. ISBN: 978-1-57735-869-5
    Contributo in Atti di Convegno (Proceeding)