About us



Headed by Dr. Luis Javier García Villalba.

The Group of Analysis, Security and Systems (GASS), Research Group 910623 from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), is composed by a group of researchers and professors from different faculties: the Faculty of Economics and Business, the Faculty of Statistical Studies, the Faculty of Mathematics and the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, the last one being the core Faculty.

GASS is clearly inter-departmental oriented, as the group members belong to different departments, namely the Department of Applied Mathematics, the Department of Financial Economics and Accounting, the Department of Information Systems and Computing, the Department of Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence, and the Department of Statistics and Operations Research III.

As an interdisciplinary research team of the UCM, GASS integrates mathematical solutions into different environments and applies them to a broad range of problems. The research concentrates on the design, evaluation and implementation of cryptographic algorithms and protocols, and on the development of security architectures for information and communication systems. The applications areas are privacy, identity management and anonymous communications, as well as trusted platforms. Relatively new research topics deal with mass data analysis, forensic multimedia analysis, mobile device security, ransomware, software-defined networks and 5G. GASS evaluates and develops security for wireless and mobile networks.

GASS collaborates with R&D companies such as ATOS (Spain), Hitachi (USA), IBM Research (USA), INDRA (Spain), Nokia (Spain), Safelayer Secure Communications (Spain) or Treelogic (Spain), institutions such as Spanish Ministry of Defense, Spanish National Police or Science & Engineering Research Support Society (Korea) and universities such as Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (Mexico), Instituto Politécnico Nacional (Mexico), Politecnico di Milano (Italy), Saarland University (Germany), Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal), Universidade de Brasília (Brazil), University of Kent (UK) or University of Tasmania (Australia).

Besides its scientific and educational activities, GASS provides consultancy services in computer science, mainly in the area of computer security and networks.