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.


Oct 12, 2022 I attended the RELLIS UAS conference in College Station, TX and had the privilege of meeting Dr. Robin Murphy.
Oct 7, 2022 I presented my poster “Exploiting and Securing Programmable Logic Controllers” at the 2022 Great Minds in STEM Conference in beautiful Pasadena, CA. The best part was networking with the amazing Hispanic STEM community! :grin:
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: