My name is Breno Dantas Cruz
I am a PhD candidate at Virginia Tech


I'm a fourth-year PhD candidate at the Virginia Tech's Department of Computer Science being advised by Dr. Eli Tilevich.

Areas of interest: software engineering; mobile computing; edge computing; medical informatics; Android; data privacy

Research Bio

Breno Cruz is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate at the Software Innovations Lab in the Dept. of Computer Science at Virginia Tech. He is advised by Dr. Eli Tilevich. His Ph.D. dissertation research explores the issues of programmability, efficiency, and privacy in the development and evolution of mobile and IoT applications. The overriding objective of his research is to democratize the engineering of emerging distributed applications, particularly in the edge, IoT, and cyber-physical domains. His research philosophy is that a synergy of novel system designs and state-of-the-art software engineering approaches can reconcile the often divergent priorities of end-users, app developers, and infrastructure providers. Breno holds a Master's of Science and Engineering degree from the University of Notre Dame and a Bachelor’s of Software Engineering from the University of Brasília.


Dept. of Computer Science
Virginia Tech
2202 Kraft Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24060
bdantasc [at] cs [dot] vt [dot] edu
github: brenodan
linkedin: brenodcruz


Breno Dantas Cruz, Kibur Girum, Graham Wobig, and Eli Tilevich. Compiler Tools for Distributed Computing. (poster S2ERC 2018)

Breno Dantas Cruz. Programming Support for Data Intensive Distributed Mobile Applications at the Edge. (published MOBILESoft 2018)

Breno Dantas Cruz and Eli Tilevich. Intent to Share: Enhancing Android Inter-Component Communication for Distributed Devices. (published MOBILESoft 2018)

Breno D. Cruz, Bargav Jayaraman, Anurag Dwarakanath, and Collin McMillan. Detecting Vague Words & Phrases in Requirements Documents in a Multilingual Environment. (published RE 2017)

Breno D. Cruz, Paul W. McBurney and Collin McMillan. TraceLab Components for Reproducing Source Code Summarization Experiments. (published ICSME 2016)


2nd place -- ACM Student Research Competition 2018

Microsoft Research -- ACM Student Research Competition 2018

NSF -- NasBase 2015

CAPES Science Without Borders Fellowship -- LASPAU Administred 2014 - 2018


Web Chair -- 6th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Mobile Software Engineering and Systems (MOBILESoft 2019)

Student Volunteer -- IX Congreso Latinoamericano de Dinámica de Sistemas Y II Congreso Brasileño de Dinámica de Sistemas (2011)