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"I’ve always been curious about understanding new research areas and new technologies"

20 Sep 2019 - 12:22 (Madrid Time) -- op-net-admin

Next November 5th the researcher and professor Antonio Fernández Anta will receive the ARITMEL Award, one of the four National Computer Science Awards jointly granted by the Spanish Computer Science Association (SCIE) and the BBVA Foundation. Due to this award, we’ve asked him about some aspects of his professional career.

A study analyzes pre-installed software on Android devices and its privacy risks for users

19 Mar 2019 - 12:50 (Madrid Time) -- seltime-editor

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and the IMDEA Networks Institute, in collaboration with the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) at  Berkeley (USA) and Stony Brook University of New York (USA), have carried out a study that encompasses 82,000 pre-installed apps in more than 1,700 devices manufactured by 214 brands, revealing the existence of a complex ecosystem of manufacturers, mobile operators, app developers and providers, with a wide network of relationships between them. This includes specialized organizations in user monitoring and tracking and in providing Internet advertising.  Many of the pre-installed apps facilitate access to privileged data and resources, without the average user being aware of their presence or being able to uninstall them.

“The work environment at IMDEA Networks was the key to my success”

11 Mar 2019 - 09:17 (Madrid Time) -- seltime-editor

We interview one of the members of our Alumni Network, Dr. Roderick Fanou, during his recent visit to IMDEA Networks. Roderick obtained his PhD from IMDEA Networks and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid back in December 2017 and is now a Post Doc at the San Diego SuperComputer Center, CAIDA, University of California San Diego, (USA).

IMDEA Networks alumnus José Antonio Ruipérez-Valiente receives 3 new national awards

05 Feb 2019 - 09:36 (Madrid Time) -- seltime-editor

IMDEA Networks Institute is proud to announce that one of the members of its alumni network, José Antonio Ruipérez-Valiente, who completed his PhD at University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M) while he worked as a research assistant at IMDEA Networks, has received three more PhD prizes at the end of 2018, summing up a total of five. Ruipérez is quickly becoming an international rising star in the fields of online learning and educational technologies.

Data Transparency efforts receive major boost at IMDEA Networks

21 Dec 2018 - 10:00 (Madrid Time) -- seltime-editor

IMDEA Networks Institute, the networking research institute, has announced the incorporation of Dr. Nikolaos Laoutaris as Research Professor at its Madrid facility.  In this role, Dr. Laoutaris joins the Institute’s top researchers who are leading the laboratory’s scientific development of future network technologies.

SMOOTH transitioning to GDPR compliance for MEnts

30 Nov 2018 - 09:58 (Madrid Time) -- op-net-admin

A new European innovation action under the H2020 Cibersecurity-PPP funding program is assisting micro enterprises, also known as MEnts, to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which was launched in 2018 to enhance privacy protection for all European citizens. The SMOOTH project, in which IMDEA Networks Institute participates, aims to become the reference platform for MEnts transitioning to GDPR compliance, whilst safeguarding the interests of EU citizenry on data privacy and security.

Blockchain, unraveling the technology

20 Aug 2018 - 10:30 (Madrid Time) -- seltime-editor

Blockchain is an emerging technology first used for digital currency transactions in Bitcoin. Thanks to emerging blockchain platforms, it is now recognized as a more general-purpose technology - a kind of distributed database and computational platform with great potential as it can be used across many industries.

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