Short Bio

Always eager to learn, improve, become a better person and meet new goals, I am a researcher in the field of cybersecurity aiming at finding innovative solutions to protect ICT systems and their users against cyberthreats and cyberattacks. After receiving my M.Sc. and PhD in Computer Science (in 2007 and 2010, respectively), both from the University of Murcia, I joined NEC Laboratories Europe in Heidelberg as a Research Scientist. In 2012 I was promoted to Senior Researcher in the same institution. Since March 2017 I am working as a «Ramón y Cajal» Researcher at the University of Murcia, where my focus is specifically on prevention, detection, reaction and forensics mechanisms to safeguard the Internet of Things.

Besides research, I am also passionate about teaching and particularly about mentoring enthusiastic and motivated students willing to pursue their PhD. If this is your case, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Positions



  • Present2022

    Assistant Professor (Profesor Titular de Universidad)

    University of Murcia


  • Present2022

    Vicedean of Students, Faculty of Computer Science

    University of Murcia


  • 20222022

    Assistant Professor (Profesor Contratado Doctor)

    University of Murcia


  • 20222017

    “Ramón y Cajal” Researcher

    University of Murcia


  • 20172012

    Senior Researcher

    NEC Laboratories Europe

  • 20122010

    Research Scientist

    NEC Laboratories Europe

  • 20072006

    Software Developer

    CYUM, University of Murcia

Education

  • PhD 2010

    PhD in Computer Science

    University of Murcia

  • MSc 2007

    Master in Advanced Information and Telematic Technologies

    University of Murcia

  • MSc 2006

    Computer Science Engineering

    University of Murcia



“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that things are difficult.”

— Lucius Annaeus Seneca


Awards


  • December 2021
    Knowledge Transfer Award

    Knowledge Transfer Award granted by the University of Murcia

  • July 2017
    Leonardo Grant

    Awarded with a Leonardo Grant by the BBVA Foundation from September 2017 to March 2019

  • March 2017
    Ramón y Cajal Research Grant

    Awarded with a «Ramón y Cajal» Research Grant by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness (RYC-2015-18210) from March 2017 to February 2022

  • January 2011
    Best PhD Thesis Award

    Best PhD Thesis Award granted by the University of Murcia

    Trust and Reputation Management in Distributed and Heterogeneous Systems

    PhD Thesis
    Félix Gómez Mármol
    PhD Thesis, European Doctorate in Computer Science, University of Murcia, advisor Gregorio Martínez Pérez
    Publication year: 2010

  • September 2009
    Internship Scholarship

    Awarded with a scholarship by the Seneca Foundation (regional agency for R&D) to conduct an internship at NEC Laboratories Europe (Germany) from 14/09/2009 to 13/03/2010

  • September 2008
    Internship Scholarship

    Awarded with a scholarship by the Seneca Foundation (regional agency for R&D) to conduct an internship at NEC Laboratories Europe (Germany) from 01/09/2008 to 28/02/2009

  • November 2007
    PhD Scholarship

    Awarded with a PhD scholarship by the Seneca Foundation (regional agency for R&D) from November 2007 to November 2010

  • September 2006
    Graduated with Honors

    Graduated with Honors by the University of Murcia and awarded with the «Honourable Mention to the Academic Excellence»

  • October 2005
    Seneca Scholarship

    Awarded with a Seneca scholarship to study at the University of Granada in the academic year 2005-2006 (SICUE programme)

Gallery

Sometimes, when I have a bit of spare time, I like to kill it with my Canon EOS 600D…