Gabriel Maciá Fernández

Associate Professor
Dpt. Signal Theory, Telematics and Communications - ETSIIT - CITIC
University of Granada

Gabriel Maciá Fernández is an associate professor in the department of Signal Theory, Telematic and Communications of the University of Granada. He is a member of the Network Security and Engineering Group (NESG).

He received his M.S degree in telecommunications engineering from the University of Seville (Spain), in 1998. After that, his professional activities were developed in some technological companies (Enditel - Endesa, Vodafone S.A), were he worked for 7 years.

He joined the University of Granada in 2005, and received a Ph.D. in telecommunications engineering from that university in 2007, with the thesis titled (english translation) "Low-rate Denial of Service Attacks against servers".


Telematic Systems

Sistemas Telemáticos (ST)

This course is an introduction to systems and services in current networks. First, a review of the network architecture of both Internet and telephony network is studied. Then, several relevant services that use these networks are thoroughly analyzed, e.g., web, email, phone calls, mobile telephony scenarios, VoIP calls, SMS, SSH, FTP, DNS, security services, LDAP.

Syllabus and information

BEng. Telecommunications

Security in Computer Networks

Seguridad en Redes de Computadores (SRC)

This is an introductory course to network security. It deals with basic concepts of cryptography, secure communications, malware and legal issues.

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BEng. Telecommunications

Advanced Network Security

Seguridad Avanzada en Redes (SAR)

This is an advanced master course on network security. The topics deal with secure network design, ethical hacking, network forensics, legal framework for security and security monitoring aspects.

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MEng. Telecommunications

Ethical Hacking

Hacking Ético (HE)

This is an advanced course on ethical hacking in a cybersecurity master. It deals with all aspects of penetration testing from both legal and technical aspects. It is not focused on theoretical aspects but on practical scenarios.

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MEng. Cybersecurity


His research activities are focused in the network security field. Specifically, he is interested in the study of the attack generation methodologies, denial of service attacks, and techniques for intrusion detection systems (IDS). His Ph. D. thesis is titled: "Low-rate Denial of Service Attacks against Servers" and has received the best thesis diploma by the Telecommunications Engineers Institute of Spain.


Some of the publications and research work in which he is involved are:

Journal Papers (JCR)

Journal Papers (Non JCR)

Conference Papers (International)

Conference Papers (National)

Books & Book chapters