Ricardo J. Rodríguez


Ph.D. on Computer Science and System Engineering by the University of Zaragoza, Spain. Researching on program binary analysis, digital forensics, and system security analysis. Procrastination lover. Living as a Markovian process

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About myself

Hi there! I’m a Computer Engineer, working as an Associate Professor at the University of Zaragoza (Spain) since April 2021. Formerly, I’ve been working as assistant professor in the same university (since Sept 2019) and in the Centro Universitario de la Defensa-Zaragoza (from Feb 2017 to Sept 2019), as Senior Researcher at the Research Institute of Applied Sciences in Cybersecurity, University of León (Spain) [from Jul 2014 to Sept 2015], and as Junior Researcher at the BABEL Research Group, School of Computer Science, Technical University of Madrid (Spain) [from Mar 2013 to Jun 2014].

I successfully defended my PhD, entitled “Performance Analysis and Resource Optimisation of Critical Systems Modelled by Petri Nets”, on June 24, 2013, in University of Zaragoza. My main research interest is program binary analysis, specially applied in memory forensics and malware. I also research on formal models to carry out survivability and performance analysis in complex systems.

I am part of the Distributed Computing research group of the University of Zaragoza and member of the Aragon Institute of Engineering Research. In particular, I’m the Principal Investigator in the research line focused on application of formal models to cybersecurity. Under this research line, we have created a dedicated webpage to disseminate our contributions. For more information, see this link.

My PGP public key can be found here.


A list of my publications can be found on the Publications page.

A list of my talks and seminars can be found on the Talks page.

A list of my professional research activities, as well as my current and former PhD. students, can be found on the Research page.


A list of courses that I am or have been fortunate to teach, as well as related activities (as advisory of BSc. and MSc. students) can be found on the Teaching page.

Contact data

You can reach me by email in rjrodriguez [at] unizar [dot] es.

Post mail address:

Ed. Ada Byron, Despacho D0.08
Departamento de Informática e Ingeniería de sistemas (DIIS)
Universidad de Zaragoza
Escuela de Ingeniería y Arquitectura (EINA)
Calle María de Luna, 1
50018 - Zaragoza
Tel: (+34) 976 76 1953