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Feb 12, 2024 Our paper SoK: Security of Programmable Logic Controllers [Preprint] has been accepted to the 33rd USENIX Security Symposium! I’m stoked :sunglasses: to publish this paper in collaboration with amazing researchers from CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security :de: and University of California, Santa Cruz :us:
Dec 4, 2023 I attended the Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC) in Austin, TX. I would not have been able to attend without the support from the Student Conferenceship. Thank you to the organizers!
Oct 20, 2023 I attended the IEEE Secure Development Conference in Atlanta, GA. I had the chance to be a tourist in the Georgia Tech campus :honeybee: [Photos]. I would not have been able to attend without the support from the Student Travel Grant :moneybag: Thank you to the organizers!
Sep 13, 2023 I was featured by my alma mater Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara :mexico: as a distinguished alumni [Article].
May 5, 2023 I completed a 3-month long internship at CISPA in Saarbrücken, Germany :de: working on satellite security research. It was an incredible experience working with my advisors Ali Abbasi, Thorsten Holz, and all the talented people at CISPA. I was also featured on their Twitter account :blush: [Tweet].
Apr 26, 2023 I presented my satellite security research at CySat in beatiful Paris, France :fr: [Photo].
Mar 8, 2023 I visited the Ruhr University Bochum and had the opportunity to meet new friends and have a German style burger :hamburger: [Photo].
Feb 9, 2023 I visited the Technical University of Berlin Institute of Space Technology :satellite: [Photo]. I also got the chance to try an authentic Berlin Döner Kebab [Photo].
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 [Photo]. I was also featured in one of their ads [PDF].
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