Welcome to Paolo Romano's home page!

I am a senior researcher at the Distributed Systems Group at INESC-ID, and an associate professor at the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) of the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa.
My research interests are focused on distributed systems, databases and autonomic computing, and my main working areas are:
  • Dependable Distributed Systems:
    • Dependable data management in Cloud computing platforms
    • Replicated transactional systems
    • Fault-tolerance in multi-tier systems
    • Fault-tolerant platforms for RFID data acquisition services
    • Multi-Path protocols for large scale transactional systems
    • Formal verification of distributed protocols
  • Performance Modelling and Evaluation:
    • QoS in Cloud computing platforms and content delivery networks
    • Modelling of concurrency control schemes
    • Machine-learning based performance prediction
    • Approximate solution methods for complex queueing systems
    • Modelling of standard security mechanisms via Petri-nets
  • Autonomic Systems:
    • Automatic workload and data access pattern characterization
    • Adaptive concurrency control and data replication schemes
  • Parallel/Distributed Computing:
    • High Performance Simulation Platforms
    • Optimistic Simulation Systems