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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

Recipient Anonymity

Ruben Rios

Recipient Anonymity Book Chapter Forthcoming

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

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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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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