Alvaro FEAL

PhD Student
at IMDEA Networks

Research interests

Privacy and security, regulatory compliance, mobile computing.

Short Bio

I am a second year PhD student in the Internet Analytics Group. I obtained my Computer Engineering Degree at Universidade da Coruña in 2016. In 2017 I obtained my Master Degree on Software and Systems at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. I worked six months as a research intern at IMDEA Software, working on topics of mobile privacy and anonymous communications systems under Prof. Carmela Troncoso's advice. I'm currently working in Prof. Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez's group at IMDEA Networks, mainly in Android and web privacy and regulatory compliance. My research has been featured in different venues such as ConPro, CPDP, IMC, PETS and USENIX Security, receiving a Distinguished Paper Award in the latter.

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.

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Latest News

  • Happy to announce that we got one paper accepted in the PETS '20 conference