Julien Gamba

Dr. Julien GAMBA

Data scientist. Cisco Systems. Madrid, Spain

  • Graduation date: Sep 2022
  • Affiliation: IMDEA Networks Institute, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (U3CM)
    • BSc: Computer science - University of Strasbourg. Strasbourg, France
    • MSc: Computer Networks and Embedded Systems - University of Strasbourg. Strasbourg, France
    • PhD: Telematic Engineering - University Carlos III of Madrid. Madrid, España
    • Ph.D. Thesis: "Do Android Dream of Electric Sheep?" On Privacy in the Android Supply Chain
    • Ph.D. Supervisor: Dr. Narseo VALLINA-RODRÍGUEZ
  • Former position: PhD Student. IMDEA Networks Institute. Madrid. Spain
  • Joining date: October 2017
  • Leaving date: March 2022


  • Interdomain Routing
  • Network Measurements
  • Privacy and Security

Research Groups


Julien Gamba is a PhD student in the Internet Analytics Group at the IMDEA Networks Institute. He graduated with honors from the university of Strasbourg (France) with a master of science in computer networks and embedded systems. His research revolves around user’s security and privacy in Android devices. In his work, Julien uses both static and dynamic analysis, as well as other techniques specifically designed to understand the behavior of mobile applications. Recently, Julien was the first author of the first large-scale analysis of the privacy and security risks of pre-installed software on Android devices and their supply chain, which was awarded the Best Practical Paper Award at the 41st IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy. This study was featured in major newspaper such as The Guardian (UK), the New York Times (USA), CDNet (USA) or El País (Spain). Julien was also awarded the ACM IMC Community Contribution Award in 2018 for his analysis of domain ranking services, and was awarded the NortonLifeLock Research Group Graduate Fellowship, the Google PhD Fellowship in Security and Privacy and Consumer Reports’ Digital Lab fellowship.

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