Bio

I am a Research Scientist at Telefonica Research, focusing on research problems at the intersection of security, networking, and systems. In 2018, I obtained a PhD degree from the COSIC research group (KU Leuven, Belgium) under the supervision of Prof. Bart Preneel and Dr. Dave Singelée. My doctoral thesis is entitled Security and Privacy of Implantable Medical Devices. Following my PhD, I held positions as a visiting research fellow at the University of Padua (Italy) and as a research fellow at the University of Birmingham (UK). Throughout my career, I have published several papers in Core A/A* conferences such as CCS, NDSS, MobiSys, TCHES, ACSAC and Euro S&P. Besides, I have contributed to the acquisition and execution of several national and European projects, worked on ideas that led to four patents, and have successfully supervised several bachelor, master’s and Ph.D. students. Currently, my work focuses on the security of new networking and computing paradigms and arquitectures such as Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualisation (NFV), programmable data planes (e.g., through P4), containers (and similar sandboxes), confidential computing and serverless computing.

Talks

  • “Serverless computing: A security perspective”, Cloud Infrastructure Management, Security and Confidential Computing Workshop, 8 Nov 2023
  • “Serverless computing: A security perspective”, WoSCx2, 22 June 2023
  • “The evolution of cloud computing: A security perspective”, Keynote at Conference on Concurrence and Distributed Systems (JCSD), 20 June 2023
  • “Serverless computing: A security perspective​”, Webinar organised by Accordion and Charity EU projects, 20 April 2023
  • “Artificial Intelligence and Decentralized Privacy Preserving Mechanisms for Telco Industry​”, University of Murcia, 20 March 2023
  • “Commercial R&D practices” Participation in panel at the APROPOS summer school, (Valencia, Spain), 28 September 2022
  • “Security of new computing paradigms” Invited talk for the APROPOS summer school, (Valencia, Spain), 28 September 2022
  • “EqualNet: A Secure and Practical Defense for Long-term Network Topology Obfuscation” Seminar at the Distributed, Parallel and Secure Systems group, University of Lisbon, (Lisbon, Portugal), February 2022
  • ”Software-defined and programmable networks” Invited talk for the Two week International Winter School on Cyber Security and Threat Intelligence, (Virtual event), 25 January 2022
  • “The security of modern networks: the case of Software-Defined Networks”, Invited talk for the Computer and Network Security course at TU Delft (Virtual event), 26 May 2021
  • “A first look at the security of serverless applications” Cloud NativeSecurity Day Europe 2021, (Virtual event)
  • “The security of modern networks: the case of Software-Defined Networks”, Invited talk for the Computer and Network Security course at University of Padua, (Virtual event), 4 Nov 2020
  • “The (in)security of implantable medical devices”, Invited talk for the CIF Seminars interdisciplinary seminars at KU Leuven, (Virtual event), 17 July 2020
  • “Introduction to Software-Defined Networking and its security challenges”, Invited talk for the “Computer and Network Security: Advanced Topics” course at TU Delft, (Virtual event), 20 May 2020
  • “User-Controlled Hardware Security Anchors: Evaluation And Designs”, 2nd RISE Annual Conference (London, UK), 21 Nov 2019
  • “An in-depth look into SDN topology discovery mechanisms: novel attacks and practical countermeasures”, CCS 2019 (London, UK), 13 Nov 2019
  • “Is cybersecurity an issue with cardiac implanted electronic devices?”, European Society of Cardiology (ESC) congress (Paris, France), 3 September 2019
  • “Topology discovery mechanisms in SDN networks”, International Summer School on Future Internet Architecture Security (Padua, Italy), 20 June 2019
  • “On the difficulty of using patient’s physiological signals in cryptographic protocols”, SACMAT 2019 (Toronto, Canada), 5 June 2019
  • “The (in)security of implantable medical devices”, Seminar at the security in telecommunications chair, TU Berlin, (Berlin, Germany), 28 May 2019
  • “Security and privacy of implantable medical devices”, Worksession on “Aging Companions” organized by Constant (Leuven, Belgium), 19 June 2018
  • “Securing wireless neurostimulators”, CODASPY 2018 (Tempe, USA), 20 March 2018
  • “Security and privacy of medical devices”, Seminar at the SPRITZ security group (Padua, Italy), 25 October 2017
  • “On the (in)security of the latest generation implantable cardiac defibrillators”, ACSAC 2016 (Los Angeles, USA), 8 December 2016
  • “Towards quantum distance bounding protocols”, RFIDsec 2016 (Hong Kong), 2 December 2016
  • “Medical device security”, ECRYPT-NET Workshop on Cryptography Design for the Internet of Things (Leuven, Belgium), 15 July 2016
  • “Wireless security”, IPICS course (Leuven, Belgium), 15 July 2016
  • “A privacy-preserving remote healthcare system offering end-to-end security”, ADHOC-NOW 2016 (Lille, France), 4-6 July 2016
  • “On the feasibility of cryptography for a wireless insulin pump system”, CODASPY 2016 (New Orleans, USA), 9-11 March 2016
  • “On the feasibility of cryptography for a wireless insulin pump system”, Seminar at the security and privacy research group (Birmingham, UK), 26 November 2015
  • “Cyber-physical security solutions for implantable medical devices”, LICT Workshop on Cyber Physical Systems (Leuven, Belgium), 11 September 2014

Academic Services

  • PC chair: SMARTCOMP 2024 (industry track) and MobileServerless 2021
  • PC member (conferences): ACSAC 2024, EdgeSys 2024, ESORICS 2024, 2023 and 2022, TMA 2023 and 2022, PST 2022 and PAM 2021
  • PC member (workshops): LESS 2024, 2023 and 2022 (co-located with Percom), MECC 2024, SecSoft 2023, ANT 2022, SSR 2022, MAISP 2021 (co-located with MobiSys), CLOUD S&P 2021 and 2020 (co-located with ACNS)

  • Conference Reviewer: CHES 2023, ECML-PKDD 2023 (demo reviews), INFOCOM 2022 (x2), 2021 and 2020 (x2), Euro S&P 2020 and 2018, IEEE NFV-SDN 2021, 2020 and 2019, ICICS 2020, ASHES 2019 and 2017, ESORICS 2019 (x3), IEEE TrustCom 2019, WISTP 2018 and 2016, GIIS 2018, IEEE MASS 2018, DAC 2016, AsiaCCS 2016, Eurocrypt 2016 and Space 2014.
  • Journal Reviewer: IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, Computer Networks, Journal of Computer Security, Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, Computers & Security, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, Expert Review of Medical Devices, Security and Communication Networks, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, and Sensors