Alex Gamero-Garrido

Alex is a Ph.D. Candidate in Computer Science at CAIDA, UC San Diego. His interests lie at the intersection of computer network measurements, cybersecurity and technology policy. In particular, his dissertation studies the networking ports of entry for international Internet traffic flowing towards entire countries.


In 2019 Alex was a Security Software Eng. Intern at Akamai working on detection of data exfiltration requests (to prevent data leakage), supervised by Dr. Moritz Steiner. Alex has also served as an anonymous reviewer for refereed publications SIGCOMM CCR and Performance Evaluation. Previously, Alex got an M.Sc. in Technology and Policy from MIT, and an Electronic Engineer degree (Cum Laude) from U. Simón Bolívar in Caracas, Venezuela, where he was born and raised. He spent a year, and wrote his engineering thesis, at Lund U. in Sweden.

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