Alvaro Cárdenas is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and a Fellow of the Eugene McDermott Professorships. In 2016 he received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation for his work on cyber-physical systems. He also serves as Principal Investigator of the Cy-Phy Security Lab. His research interests include:

  • Cyber-Physical Systems Security and Privacy
  • Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Smart Grid Networks, Security and Privacy
  • Internet of Things and Wireless Embedded Systems
  • Application of machine learning and (big data) analytics to computer security

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Recent Submissions

  • Measuring the Growth in Complexity of Models from Industrial Control Networks 

    Faisal, Mustafa Amir; Cárdenas, Alvaro A.
    Profiling communication patterns between industrial devices is important for detecting anomalies and potential cyber-attacks. In this paper we do deep-packet inspection of various industrial protocols to generate models ...
  • Constraining Attacker Capabilities through Actuator Saturation 

    Kafash, Sahand Hadizadeh; Giraldo, Jairo; Murguia, C.; Cardenas, Alvaro A.; Ruths, Justin
    For LTI control systems, we provide mathematical tools - in terms of Linear Matrix Inequalities - for computing outer ellipsoidal bounds on the reachable sets that attacks can induce in the system when they are subject to ...