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

  • Paramilitary Violence in Colombia: A Multilevel Negative Binomial Analysis 

    Holmes, Jennifer S.; Mendizabal, Agustin Palao; De La Fuente, David Saucedo; Callenes, Mercedez; Cárdenas, Álvaro (Routledge, 2019-06-14)
    Although Colombia is well known for its persistent leftist guerrilla conflict, the country also suffers from paramilitary violence. This study examines the potential factors related to persistent paramilitary violence in ...
  • 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 ...