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Cristina Alcaraz

Associate professor

Computer Science Department, University of Malaga
Campus de Teatinos s/n, 29071 – Málaga (Spain)
Phone: +34 952139313 / +34 951952915   

Positions and Fellowships
  • BBVA Leonardo fellowship, 2019.
  • Ramón y Cajal postdoctoral fellowship, Economy and Competitiveness Ministry Spain, 2015.
  • Marie-Curie Cofund postdoctoral fellowship at Royal Holloway, University of London (RHUL), Department of Information Security, U.K., August 2012 – August 2014
  • Guest Researcher at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Computer Security Division, Washington D.C., United States, November 2011 – August 2012.
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science with European Doctorate mention, University of Malaga (Spain), September, 2011.
    • Title of PhD thesis: “Interconnected Sensor Networks for Critical Information Infrastructure Protection”.
    • Advisor: Prof. Javier Lopez
  • M.Sc. in Computer Science, University of Malaga, Malaga, 2006.
  • B.Sc. in Computer Science, University of Malaga, 2003.
  • Seguridad de la Información  (Information Security) 
    BSc. in Computer Science and BSc. in Computer Science + Mathematics                        
  • Diseño y Configuración de Sistemas Seguros en Red (Design and Configuration of Secure Networked Systems) 
    Master’s Degree in Computer Science and Engineering
  • Seguridad en Sistemas Industriales y Ciberfísicos (Industrial and Cyber-Physical Systems Security)
    Master’s Degree in Computer Science and Engineering
  • Ciberseguridad y Blockchain (Cibersecurity and Blockchain)
    MSc. in Digital Business Transformation
Scope of Research
  • Technologies and use cases:
    • Security in Cyber-Physical Systems
    • Security in Industrial Internet of Things
    • Security in Digital Twins
    • Security in Industry 5.0 and Supply Chain
    • Security in Smart Grids
    • Blockchain 
  • Interest areas:
    • Advanced detection and prediction
    • Resilience (response and recovery)
    • Situational awareness 
Scientific Activities
  • Editorial Board Member:
    • IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (TII), IEEE.
    • IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC), IEEE.
    • Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT), ACM.
    • International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection (IJCIP), Elsevier.
    • International Journal of Information Security (IJIS), Springer.
    • IEEE Networking Letters, IEEE.
    • Security and Communication Networks (SCN), John Wiley & Sons.
    • Telecommunication Systems (TELS), Springer.
    • Annals of Telecommunications (AT), Springer.
    • International Journal of Critical Infrastructures (IJCIS), Inderscience Publishers.
    • Transactions on Emerging Telecomunications Technologies (ETT), John Wiley & Sons.
    • Journal of Surveillance, Security and Safety (JSSS), OAE Publishing Inc.
    • European CIIP Member Newsletter (ECN).
    • Ad Hoc Networks, Elsevier (2015-2017).
    • Computers & Electrical Engineering (CAEE), Elsevier Science (2013-2016). 
  • IEEE Technical Committees:
  • Vice-Chair of IEEE ComSoc SIG on Green Digital Twin Network
  • IEEE Senior Member  
  • ACM Member 
  • Women in Homeland Security Award, IEEE SMC TC on Homeland Security, July 27th 2021.
PhD Thesis (co)Advisor
  • Ioannis Stellios (2022)
  • Juan E. Rubio (2022), RENIC Cybersecurity Awards for the best Doctoral Thesis 2023
  • Lorena Cazorla (2017)

Relevant Publications and/or Recent Publications