The article, “An analysis of Pre-installed Android Software” by Julien Gamba, Mohammed Rashed, Abbas Razaghpanah, Juan Tapiador and Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, has been awarded the Best Practical Paper Award at the 41st IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (Oakland), which takes place on May 18-20, 2020. This is one of the top conferences in cybersecurity. The study has real impact on users as it reveals the privacy and security issues associated with pre-installed software on Android devices and their supply chain.
The director of the IMDEA Networks Institute and UC3M professor Arturo Azcorra highlighted the key aspects of this situation in the morning radio show directed and presented by Jaume Segalés.
Julien Gamba, predoctoral researcher at IMDEA Networks Institute, has been awarded with one of the 2020 NortonLifeLock Research Group Graduate Fellowship. This is one of the most selective world Fellowships in the area of cybersecurity. As in previous editions (the first one was in 2007), there have been three winning candidates, including Gamba. Each of them will be bestowed with a prize which consists of 20,000 US dollars.
5TONIC, the open 5G laboratory of which IMDEA Networks is a founding member together with Telefónica and Ericsson España, received a mention in the Radar 3.0 program of Radio 5 on February 1. In addition, Arturo Azcorra, director of the IMDEA Networks research institute and Full Professor at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, was also interviewed as vice president of 5TONIC by Networkworld.
On 20 January 2020, 5TONIC (the open 5G laboratory of which IMDEA Networks Institute is a founding member together with Telefónica,) participated in the first Mobile Talks organized by ESIC Business & Marketing School, titled "New opportunities arising from 5G." At the conference it was highlighted how 5G networks will allow the emergence of new services and solutions that will benefit the economy and society as a whole.
We interview one of the members of our Alumni Network, Dr. Qing Wang. He obtained his PhD from IMDEA Networks Institute and Universidad Carlos III of Madrid in May 2016. When he was a PhD student at IMDEA Networks Institute, he worked on visible light communication systems and device-to-device communications. Wang was the co-founder of the OpenVLC project. OpenVLC is an open-source, flexible, and low-cost visible light communication system platform.
Arturo Azcorra, Director of IMDEA Networks Institute and Full Professor at University Carlos III of Madrid, is interviewed by the Spanish radio station Cadena SER Madrid Sur on the topic of 5G communications.
With a simple click on “I agree”, often without reading any disclaimer about privacy and data management, we give away personal information to get free access to online services. We do not have the possibility to control and negotiate, compelled to blindly provide to an unknown recipient sensitive information about our lifestyle, our preferred commercial merchandise or service, up to data such as sexual orientation or health problems.
IMDEA Networks, a reference research center for innovation in communications networks, has achieved a regular media presence in recent years, appearing in major national newspapers and television channels, as well as international media. In the last month, some of the institute's activities have attracted substantial coverage.
Dr Joerg Widmer, Research Professor and Director of Research at IMDEA Networks, has been awarded the prestigious Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Grade of Fellow for his contribution to the field of wireless networks and millimeter-wave communications. This recognition will take effect on 1 January 2020.