Juan Tapiador

Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid


About me

I am a computer scientist in the Computer Security Lab (COSEC) at UC3M.

I obtained a B.Sc. in Computer Science in 2000 from the University of Granada, and then a Ph.D in 2004 from the same university with a dissertation on statistical anomaly detection for network security. Prior to joining UC3M, I worked at the University of York, UK. My work there was mainly funded by the ITA project, a joint effort between the UK Ministry of Defence and the US Army Research Lab led by IBM.

In July 2012, I was appointed Associate Professor of Computer Science at UC3M.

My research focuses on engineering secure software and systems. I am particularly interested in malware analysis, reverse engineering, anomaly and intrusion detection, and automating defense and analysis techniques. Over the last 15 years I have worked in various system and network security topics, including cryptographic protocols, statistical anomaly detection, cyber range systems, and security in new operating systems such as Android. Starting with my early work on anomaly detection, I developed a keen interest in the applications of machine learning and large-scale data analysis techniques to security problems.

Most of my papers are freely available online. Please drop me an e-mail if you are interested in a copy of anything not available for download here. The list below contains a few selected recent papers that will give you a glimpse of what I've been doing lately.

Selected recent papers

Honors & Awards

For prospective students and visitors

I'm always looking for motivated students with a strong background in systems, networks and software who would like to do research in a security topic. If you are a master student at UC3M interested in working with me for your master thesis, please drop me an email. Openings for PhD and PostDoc positions will always be announced here. Feel free to contact me if you are interested in applying for one of these positions or exploring other funding opportunities.

I'm happy to host visiting researchers who would like to give a talk in my group's weekly seminar series or spend some time with us and explore research collaboration opportunities. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you want to come visiting us.