Efrén López

Texas A&M University-Corpus ChristiDepartment of Computing Sciences.

¡Hola! I am a Geospatial Computer Science Ph.D. student at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi working under the supervision of Dr. Carlos Rubio-Medrano.

My research interests are Cyber-physical Systems security, Network Security, and the security of drones and UAVs.


Aug 1, 2022 I had a blast as a visiting student researcher at the Cy-Phy Security Lab :artificial_satellite: at beatiful UC Santa Cruz. I am humbled to have worked on CPS research with Dr. Álvaro Cárdenas and his amazing team. I am grateful for their hospitality.
May 24, 2022 I had an amazing time attending the 43rd IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy :horse: in-person in San Francisco. Even more after two years of online only conferences. I enjoyed catching up with old friends as well. I would not have been able to attend without the support from the Student Travel Grant :moneybag: Thank you to the organizers.
Apr 7, 2022 I’m really happy to receive the :1st_place_medal: place in the 3 Minute Thesis Competition held by the TAMUCC Graduate College. I presented “Exploiting and Securing Programmable Logic Controllers”.
Mar 18, 2022 I had the pleasure of visiting Universidad de la Sierra Juárez in :mexico: as a guest speaker and presented Ciberseguridad: Habilidades y Oportunidades. Thank you for the appreciation!
Mar 4, 2022 I had a blast attending the 17th Texas A&M University System Pathways Student Research Symposium held in the College Station campus. I am also proud to have advanced to the Lightning Talks Finals :sunglasses:
Nov 19, 2021 I really enjoyed virtually attending ACM CCS this year. I think this year’s organizers did a fantastic job. I particularly liked the VOD presentations with both short and long versions available. I hope I get the chance to visit South Korea :kr: and I am looking forward to next year’s event in Los Angeles. :star::bear::evergreen_tree:
Nov 14, 2021 I participated in the iMentor Workshop 2021 as a student mentee and had the pleasure of talking with the legendary Dr. Radia Perlman. I also had the privilege of virtually meeting with renowned Dr. Álvaro Cárdenas who was my mentor during the workshop. :colombia::mexico:
Oct 29, 2021 I virtually attended the 2021 NDISTEM Conference! :computer:
Oct 22, 2021 I virtually attended the 2021 Great Minds in STEM Conference and had a blast networking with the amazing Hispanic STEM community! :grin: Thank you for awarding us :1st_place_medal: place in the Research Poster Competition, Graduate Computing Cathegory