Daniel Ratton Figueiredo received a BS cum laude degree in Computer Science and MSc degree in Computer and Systems Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) Brazil, in 1996 and 1999, respectively. He received a MSc and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass) in 2005. He worked as a post-doc researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL). In 2007, he joined the Department of Computer and Systems Engineering (PESC/COPPE) at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil where he currently holds an associate professor position. He has a Research Productivity Fellowship granted by CNPq (since 2009) and is member of the Young Scientists Program granted by FAPERJ (since 2010). His main interests are in Network Science and Computer Networks, in particular modeling system dynamics in networks.