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Department of Computer Science and Technology

  • PhD Student
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I'm a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science and Technology at the University of Cambridge since October 2016, working under the supervision of Professor Jon Crowcroft in the Systems Research group. I also hold an MSc in Computer Science and a BSc in Computer Systems engineering from Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente. Prior to starting my PhD, I worked in the industry as a software engineer for nearly a decade doing systems-level development at Oracle and Microsoft.

I am also a member of Churchill College and my PhD research is funded by the Cambridge Trust - CONACYT scholarship.


My PhD research focuses on enhancing the scalability and resiliency of wireless ad-hoc networks. To this effect, I am working on improving their spectral efficiency through the separation of control and data plane into heterogeneous radio bands. In this area, I'm researching the uses of low-powered radios such as LoRa to reduce the overhead of routing protocols. Furthermore, I'm interested in the security and confidentiality guarantees these networks can offer, as well as clever security mechanisms for them, such as radio-channel-based encryption.

Professional Activities

  • I organise the SRG seminars, so feel free to contact me if you are interested in giving a seminar to our group.
  • I supervise the Security and Mobile and sensor systems courses in the Computer Science & Technology Department.
  • Academic officer in University of Cambridge Cyber Security Society


  • Marco Caballero and Jon Crowcroft. Demo - MeshSim: A Wireless Ad-Hoc Network Development Platform. In Proceedings of the 12th Workshop on Challenged Networks, New York, NY, USA, 2017, pp. 25–27.
  • Mildreth Alcaraz-Mejia, Raul Campos-Rodriguez and Marco Caballero Gutierrez. Modeling and Simulation of Task Allocation with Colored Petri Nets, Computer Simulation, InTech publishing, DOI: 10.5772/67950.

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