Marisol García Valls

Full Professor
Departament of Communications
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
mgvalls @ dcom . upv . es
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    Marisol is Full Professor in the Department of Communications of Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain, since 2019. Before, she was Associate Professor at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, where she founded the Laboratory of Distributed Real-Time Systems and led it for 11 years. She obtained her PhD on Computer Science and Engineering in 2001 from the Technical University of Madrid (Spain), and her degree of Computer Science and Engineering from Universitat Jaume I in 1996.
    She has had an active participation in research projects, both at European and national levels. She has been scientific coordinator of the European project iLAND (EU FP7-ARTEMIS-100026) and of various national projects.
    She has authored over 50 scientific papers in journals indexed by JCR, as well as numerous scientific papers in relevant conferences and workshops sponsored by major scientific societies like ACM, IEEE, or AdaEurope. She has been member of the Program Committee of major conferences including IEEE IoTDI, ICIOT, ISORC, or RTAS; and she has been General Chair of IEEE ISORC 2019 and Program Committee Chair for ISORC 2018, ACM ARM, or IEEE CERTS, among many others.
    She is member of the Editorial Board of the scientific journals: Future Generation Computer Systems and Journal of Systems Architecture.
    She has received several distinctions and recognitions. Among them, the Excellence in Research Prize granted by the Social Council of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in 2014, and the Recognition for the excellence in Project Coordination granted by the EU ARTEMIS JU in 2012 for the results of the iLAND project (FP7-ARTEMIS-100026).



    My current research interest targets cyber-physical security, IoT and cyber-physical systems, fog computing, and Social dispersed computing applications.
    I work on techniques and mechanisms to design and develop these systems so that they operate in a safe, secure, and resilient manner both in the cyber and in the physical domains. Social dispersed computing applications that involve sensoring, monitoring and cross processing of massive data are one of my major application drivers at the moment.
    Nevertheless, the application domains that inspire my research work are diverse: industrial systems, eHealth, critical infrastructures, social dispersed applications, or aerospace, among others.
    Here is a list of areas related to the security, safety, and resilience of systems in which I am interested:
  • Protection and monitoring of systems and infrastructures.
  • Techniques for safe and secure access to resources, including software-execution management techniques.
  • Interference attack protection.
  • Fog computing.
  • IoT and Cyber-physical systems.
  • Service virtualization: containers and microservices.
  • Sensors and sensor-intensive systems.
  • Systems modeling: integration of heterogeneous properties and behavior verification.
  • Programming languages: adaptation and enhancement to increase predictability.
  • Data analysis and big data management to improve security and safety
  • Web services, services integration, and web applications security
  • Middleware: Service design for efficient and real-time distribution and communication (QoS and real-time)
  • Execution acceleration and real-time: multicore awareness

Other areas of interest include operating systems and concurrent execution.


    Some selected projects in which I have participated are listed here:


    A few selected publications follow:


    I have actively participated in academic and scientific service tasks. Here is a brief summary as example: