Álvaro Feal

Dr. Álvaro FEAL

Postdoctoral researcher at Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA

  • Graduation date: Nov 2022
  • Affiliation: IMDEA Networks Institute, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (U3CM)
    • BSc: Computer Engineering - Universidade da Coruña. A Coruña, Spain
    • MSc: Software and Systems - Polytechnic University of Madrid. Madrid, Spain
    • Telematic Engineering - University Carlos III of Madrid. Madrid, Spain
    • Ph.D. Thesis: “And all the pieces matter...” Hybrid Testing Methods for Android App’s Privacy Analysis
    • Ph.D. Supervisor: Dr. Narseo VALLINA-RODRÍGUEZ
  • Former position: PhD Student. IMDEA Networks Institute. Madrid. Spain
  • Joining date: March 2018
  • Leaving date: July 2022


  • Privacy and Security
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Mobile Computing

Research Groups


I am a fourth year PhD student in the Internet Analytics Group. I obtained my Computer Engineering Degree at Universidade da Coruña in 2016. In 2017 I obtained my Master Degree on Software and Systems at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. I worked six months as a research intern at IMDEA Software, working on topics of mobile privacy and anonymous communications systems under Prof. Carmela Troncoso’s advice. I’m currently working in Prof. Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez’s group at IMDEA Networks, mainly in Android and web privacy and regulatory compliance. My research has been featured in different venues such as ConPro, CPDP, IMC, PETS, Oakland and USENIX Security, receiving a Distinguished Paper Award in the latter.


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