Alvaro A. Cardenas is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas, where he is a member of the Cyber Security Research and Education Institute. He holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a B.S. from Universidad de los Andes, Colombia. Before joining UT Dallas he was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, and a research staff at Fujitsu Laboratories of America in Sunnyvale California. He has also been an invited visiting professor at the University of Cagliari in Italy, an intern at INRIA-LORIA in France, and a SCADA intern working on ladder logic to replace legacy relay boxes at Occidental Petroleum Corporation in CaÒo LimÛn, CobeÒas, Colombia. His research interests focus on computer security, cyber-physical systems, network intrusion detection, and wireless networks. He has contributed to multiple NIST recommendation documents, has an RFC wireless standard from the IETF, and holds several patents. He has also received numerous awards for his research, including a best paper award from the U.S. Army Research Office, and a Graduate School Fellowship from the University of Maryland.

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