Alejandro Hevia

Picture of Alejandro Hevia I am assistant professor at the Dept. of Computer Science at the Facultad de Ciencias Fisicas y Matematicas of the Universidad de Chile. I've got my Ph.D. from the Dept. of Computer Science of the U. of California, San Diego (UCSD). Previously, I received an Engineering in Computer Science degree and a B.Sc. from the Dept. of Computer Science at the Universidad de Chile.

My main interests are in the following areas:

  • Cryptography: in particular, cryptographic protocols for distributed systems (voting, anonymity, secure multiparty protocols) and privacy-preserving systems
  • Computer and Network Security, including privacy tools, malware analysis and active network scanning.
  • Public policies on privacy and computer security.
I currently serve as Director of the CLCERT, the Chilean Computer and Emergency Response Team and Computer Security Research Group. I also collaborate with NIC Chile Research Labs, and participate in the Intituto Chileno de Derecho y Tecnologías.

Contact Information:

Departamento de Ciencias de la Computación
Fac. de Ciencias Físicas y Matemáticas
Universidad de Chile
Beauchef 851, Edificio Norte, Tercer Piso
Santiago - Chile, 837-0459

image of Alejandro Hevia's email Tel: (56) (2) 2978-4365. Fax: (56) (2) 2689-5531


Steering Committees:
  • Latincrypt: International Conference on Cryptology and Information Security in Latin America.
  • Proyecto Amparo.
Some conferences and events I am or have been involved with:

Public Policy, Privacy and Computer Security


Current Students:
  • Ph.D. students:
  • M.Sc. students:
  • Undergraduate students:
    • Constanza Csori (2016)
Former Students:
  • Ph.D.:
  • M.Sc,
    • Francisco Cifuentes (2016, Threshold Cryptography HSM)
    • Boris Romero (2016, transportation system security)
    • Mario Cornejo (2015, evoting), Now ph.d. student at ENS.
    • Giselle Font (2014, location privacy) Now Site Reliability Engineer at Google.
    • Renata Faccilongo (2012, darknet visualization)
    • Adolfo Barra (2012, PKI)
  • CS Undergrad,
    • Felipe Troncoso (2015, malware analysis)
    • Camilo Gomez (2014, evoting)
    • Eduardo Frias (2013, cryptanalysis)
    • Jorge Bahamondes (2013, mixnets)
    • Mario Jara (2013, cryptographic obfuscation)
    • Nicolás Malbran (2012, mobile malware)
    • Rodrigo Porras (2011, practical evoting)
    • Alonso Gonzalez (2011, multiparty computation)
    • Francisca Moreno (2010, secure mobile p2p devices)
    • Patricio Seguel, (2010, librería de canales anónimos)
    • Fernando Krell (2009, distributed backup) Now at Dreamlabs Chile.
    • Sergio Miranda, (2008,evoting)
    • Pamela Cordero, (2008,evoting)
    • Francisco Echeverría (2008, flow-based distributed monitor).


Current courses: Past courses:

Current Assignments

Some Past Assignments

  • Administration: Member of the CS Dept.'s advisory board.
  • Administration: Outreach/Communications coordinator for the CS Dept. (2007-2009).
  • Served as Chilean representative for the IFIP TC11 Group (2007-2009).
  • CLEI representative to the IFIP TC11 Group.


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