RIASC: Towards coordinated resilience networks based on Software defined Networks

23 Apr

Javier Alonso López, Research Manager and Acting Research Director, Research Institute of Applied Sciences in Cybersecurity - University of Leon, Spain; Visiting Assistant Professor, Duke University, USA

External Presentation (External Speaker)

Recently, the University of Leon with the support of the Spanish National Institute of Cybersecurity has established the Research Institute of Applied Sciences in Cybersecurity (RIASC). This new institute has three main missions: research, education and transfer technology in cybersecurity. In this framework, RIASC has launched (jointly with other national and international institutions) the research Project MITHRA – “Multi-distributed Intelligence Towards Higher Resilience Assets”. MITHRA proposes the usage of Software defined Networks to implement high resilience and coordinated networks. It proposes a local hierarchical architecture and a global coordinated architecture based on SDN paradigm.

In this presentation, we will revisit SDN concepts and technology, and then we will introduce the challenges in cybersecurity in the current scenario and solutions proposed by MITHRA. Finally, we will introduce INCIBE and RIASC, as well as the current employment opportunities at RIASC-INCIBE initiative.

About Javier Alonso

Javier Alonso received the master’s degree in Computer Science in 2004 and the Ph.D. degree from the Technical University of Catalonia (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, UPC) in 2011. From 2006 to 2011, he held an assistant lecturer position in the Computer Architecture Department of UPC. From 2011 to 2014 he held a Postdoctoral Associate position under the mentoring of Professor K.S. Trivedi, in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Duke University, Durham, NC. Currently, Dr. Alonso is the Research Manager and Acting Research Director at the Research Institute of Applied Sciences in Cybersecurity – University of Leon, Spain. He also holds a visiting Assistant Professor position at Duke University, USA. Dr. Alonso has published several papers about different aspects of software engineering with special interest on dependability, high availability, performance, software security and software aging in premier conferences and journals. He has also served as a reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Dependability and Security Computing, Performance Evaluation, and Cluster Computing, and several international conferences. His research interests are in software engineering focusing on high performance and high available large scale distributed software systems as well as mobile/cloud computing. He is also interested on applying data analytics, analytical models to improve the availability, and performance of large scale and distributed software systems during design, test and operation phases. He is or has been involved in NASA, JPL/NASA, NEC, NATO, Huawei, WiPro funded projects. He is IEEE member.

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This event will be conducted in English


  • Location: Sala 1.1/2 IMDEA Networks Institute, Avda. del Mar Mediterráneo 22, 28918 Leganés – Madrid

  • Organization: NETCOM Research Group (Telematics Engineering Department, UC3M); IMDEA Networks Institute
  • Time: 12:00 pm
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