Rafael is a researcher at INESC-ID (Distributed Systems Group) and a third-year Ph.D. student at Técnico Lisboa, gratefully advised by Professor André Vasconcelos and Professor Miguel Correia. Studying the intersection of blockchain interoperability and security, he focuses on enabling interoperability across heterogeneous systems and building resilient blockchain infrastructure as the foundation for cross-chain use cases such as digital asset management. He intends to benefit from an experience overseas at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as a Visiting Student Researcher to work with Dr. Thomas Hardjono and Professor Alex Pentland on the mentioned topics.

Universidade de Lisboa – Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Grant duration: 4 months