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Ricardo Oliveira

Founder, ThousandEyes

Ricardo is Co-Founder and CTO of ThousandEyes, acquired by Cisco in August 2020. As CTO, Ricardo drives the company’s technical vision and innovation strategy. He brings over 10 years of experience in the field of computer networking to the company.

Ricardo received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UCLA where he was the recipient of the Cisco Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award and the Edward K. Rice Outstanding Doctoral Student Award. During his Ph.D., Ricardo developed Cyclops, an open platform to detect attacks on the Internet routing infrastructure. Ricardo has published extensively in top international conferences and journals, and is the lead author of several patents resulting from his work at AT&T Labs, Thomson, and Juniper Networks.