Jorge Bernal Bernabé, PhD.
Assistant Professor
Department of Communications and Information Engineering (DIIC)
University of Murcia (UMU)

Office: 1.16 (first floor, Computer Science Faculty)
Phone: +34 868 88 4622
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Jorge Bernal Bernabe received the MSc, Master, and PhD in Computer Science as well as an MBA from the University of Murcia (Spain). He was accredited as Associate Professor (“Profesor Titular”) by Spanish ANECA in 2020 and granted the “Best PhD Thesis Award” from the School of Computer Science of the University of Murcia 2015. In 2017 he was granted a postdoctoral research grant funded by INCIBE (Spanish National Cybersecurity Institute) and afterward, in 2019, he won an AXA Postdoctoral Scholarship awarded by the AXA Research Fund. Since 2021 he is an Associate professor in the Department of Information and Communications Engineering of the University of Murcia. Jorge Bernal has been a visiting researcher in the Cloud and Security Lab of Hewlett-Packard Laboratories (Bristol UK) and in the University of the West of Scotland. Author of more than 35 papers published in JCR-indexed impact journals, plus numerous conference papers and book chapters. He has been involved in the scientific committee of numerous conferences and served as a reviewer for multiple journals. During the last years, he has been working on several European research projects FP7 and H2020, such as DESEREC, Semiramis, Inter-Trust, SocIoTal, ARIES, ANASTACIA, CyberSec4Europe, Inspire-5Gplus, or Olympus. His scientific activity is mainly devoted to security, trust, and privacy management in distributed systems. He is also interested in security and privacy aspects of the Internet of Things.

  • Distributed management of networks and services including, among others, policy-based and semantic-aware management as well as blockchain systems.
  • Identity Management, Authorization, Authentication and Trust Management in Distributed and Heterogeneous Systems
  • Security and privacy in the Internet of Things
  • Security for Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
  • Cybersecurity

Jorge Bernal is member of the Inteligent Systems and Telematic Research Group, which has been awarded as Research Group of Excellence (with code 04552/GERM/06) by the Seneca Foundation (period 2008-2014). The CV of the whole research group for the last five years is available here

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