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Ruben Rios

Associate Professor

Edificio de Investigación Ada Byron
C/ Arquitecto Francisco Peñalosa, nº 18
Ampliación Campus de Teatinos. Universidad de Málaga
29071 Málaga (Spain)
Phone: +34 951 952 939

Domain of interest and research

  • Privacy-Enhancing Technologies
  • Covert Communication Channels
  • Edge Computing Security


  • PhD in Computer Science (University of Málaga, Spain, 2014)
  • MSC in Computer Science (University of Málaga, Spain, 2008)
  • BSc in Computer Science (University of Skövde, Sweden, 2007)

Relevant Publications

Xueou Wang, Xiaolu Hou, Ruben Rios, Nils Ole Tippenhauer, Martin Ochoa

Constrained Proximity Attacks on Mobile Targets Journal Article

In: ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security (TOPS), vol. 25, no. 10, pp. 1 – 29, 2022, ISSN: 2471-2566.

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Recipient Anonymity

Ruben Rios

Recipient Anonymity Book Chapter

In: Sushil Jajodia, Pierangela Samarati, Moti Yung (Ed.): 2021.

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Rodrigo Roman, Ruben Rios, Jose A. Onieva, Javier Lopez

Immune System for the Internet of Things using Edge Technologies Journal Article

In: IEEE Internet of Things Journal, vol. 6, pp. 4774-4781, 2019, ISSN: 2327-4662.

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Javier Lopez, Ruben Rios, Feng Bao, Guilin Wang

Evolving privacy: From sensors to the Internet of Things Journal Article

In: Future Generation Computer Systems, vol. 75, pp. 46–57, 2017, ISSN: 0167-739X.

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Ruben Rios, David Nuñez, Javier Lopez

Query Privacy in Sensing-as-a-Service Platforms Proceedings Article

In: Sabrina De Capitani Vimercati, Fabio Martinelli (Ed.): 32nd International Conference on ICT Systems Security and Privacy Protection (IFIP SEC 2017), pp. 141–154, Springer Springer, Roma, Italy, 2017.

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Location Privacy in Wireless Sensor Networks

Ruben Rios, Javier Lopez, Jorge Cuellar

Location Privacy in Wireless Sensor Networks Book

Taylor & Francis, 2016, ISBN: 9781498776332.

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Ruben Rios, Jorge Cuellar, Javier Lopez

Robust Probabilistic Fake Packet Injection for Receiver-Location Privacy in WSN Proceedings Article

In: Sara Foresti, Moti Yung, Fabio Martinelli (Ed.): 17th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS 2012), pp. 163-180, Springer Springer, Pisa, Italy, 2012, ISSN: 0302-9743.

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The full list of publications can be accessed here.

Attended courses and seminars

  • FOSAD 2013: 13th International School on Foundations of Security Analysis and Design. Bertinoro, Italy (2013)
  • Control Systems Security Models, Malaga, Spain (2010)
  • Service Protocol Verification, Malaga, Spain (2010)
  • IPICS 2009: Intensive Programme on Information and Communication Security. Viena, Austria (2010)
  • SWING 2009: 4th Bertinoro PhD School on Security of Wireless Networking. Bertinoro, Italy (2009)
  • Security and Privacy for wireless resource constrained devices, University of Malaga, Spain (2009)
  • SWING 2008: 3rd Bertinoro PhD School on Security of Wireless Networking. Bertinoro, Italy (2008)

Scientific Activities


  • Member of UNE CTN 320/SC5 (Spanish Mirror of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27)
  • IEEE Member