Associate Professor and researcher in the Computer Security Lab (COSEC) at the University Carlos III of Madrid. He obtained a B.Sc. in Computer Science in 2000 from the University of Granada, and then a Ph.D in 2004 from the same university. In July 2012, he was appointed Associate Professor of Computer Science at University Carlos III of Madrid. His research interests focus on computer security, applied cryptography, and quantum information and computation. Apart from researching he also teaches in various courses related to computer security in different Degrees and Masters.