Rubén Cuevas

Researcher - Deputy Director

UC3M - Santander Big Data Institute



Department of Telematics - Joint Institute.

Ruben Cuevas is Associate Professor in the Telematics Engineering Department at Universidad Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M). He is also the Deputy Director of the UC3M-Santander Big Data Institute (IBiDAT). Between January and December 2012 he was Courtesy Assistant Professor in the Computer and Information Science department at University of Oregon.

He obtained his PhD and MSc in Telematics Engineering and MSc in Telecommunications Engineering at University Carlos III of Madrid in 2010, 2007 and 2005 respectively. Furthermore, he received his MSc in Network Planning and Managment at Aalborg University (Denmark) in 2006.

Ruben is coauthor of more than 70 papers in prestigious international journals and conferences such as ACM CoNEXT, WWW, Usenix Security, ACM HotNets, IEEE Infocom, ACM CHI, IEEE/ACM TON, IEEE TPDS, CACM, PNAS, Nature Scientific Reports, PlosONE or Communications of the ACM. He has been the PI of 13 research projects funded by the EU H2020 and FP7 programs, the National Government of Spain and private companies and overall has participated in 27 research projects.

Ruben's main research interests include Online Advertising, Web Transparency, Personalization and Privacy, Internet Measurements and its application to solve longstanding problems in other disciplines such as economy or sociology.

His research in file-sharing piracy, online social networks, online advertising fraud and web transparency has been featured in major international and national media such as The Financial Times, BBC, The Guardian, The Times, New Scientist, Wired, Corriere della Sera, O'Globo, Le Figaro, El Universal, El Pais, El Mundo, ABC, Cadena Ser, Cadena Cope, TVE, Antena3, La Sexta, etc.