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 Instituto 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


  • Part of my work is supported in part by a grant from NIST/ITL 2016-NIST-MSE-01 Measurement Science and Engineering (MSE) Research Grant Programs, NIST Information Technology Laboratory, Dept. of Commerce, USA (Sept. 2016) and Conicyt via REDES 140219, "CEV: Challenges in Practical Electronic Voting" (via INRIA Chile) 2015-2016.
  • News!: The project "Enabling Resilient urban Transportation Systems in Smart Cites (RETRACT)" headed by Sandra Céspedes and where Cesar Azurdia, Claudio Estévez, and Jinsong Wu (from DIE), and me will participate, has recenlty got a ERANET-LAC grant (Nov. 2016).
  • Previously, I was supported in part by Conicyt via Fondecyt No. 107033, and INRIA Chile.
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:
  • M.T.I. students:
    • Jasmin Zurita (2014, security credential management)
  • Undergraduate students:
    • Constanza Csori (2016)
    • Benjamín Holloway (2016, seguridad de protocolos de comunicación vehicular)
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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