Alvaro FEAL

PhD Student
at IMDEA Networks

Research interests

Privacy and security, regulatory compliance, mobile computing.

Short Bio

I am a first year PhD student in the Internet Analytics Group. I studied the Computer Engineer Degree at Universidade da Coruña in A coruña, Spain, obtaining my degree in the year 2016. During four years, I specialized in information technologies and for eight months I worked as an intern in the administration team at the CITIC research center. As my thesis I built a web applicattion to help future students of the Galician University System choose a career to study. In 2017 I finished the Master on Software and Systems at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. My master thesis was a privacy study on parental control applicattions, under the supervision of Carmela Troncoso at IMDEA Software. I worked six months as a research intern at IMDEA Software, working on topics of mobile and web privacy and anonymous communications.

Ongoing projects

Haystack The Haystack Project is an academic initiative led by independent academic researchers at ICSI--UC Berkeley and IMDEA Networks in collaboration with UMass and Stony Brook University. At the core of the project is the Lumen app, an Android app that analyzes your mobile traffic and helps you to identify privacy leakes inflicted by your apps and the organizations collecting this information. This project is sponsored by the NSF.