Luis Javier García Villalba received a Telecommunication Engineering degree from the Universidad de Málaga (Spain) in 1993 and holds a M.Sc. in Computer Networks (1996) and a Ph.D. in Computer Science (1999), both from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain). Visiting Scholar at COSIC (Computer Security and Industrial Cryptography, Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium) in 2000 and Visiting Scientist at IBM Research Division (IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA, USA) in 2001 and 2002, he is currently Associate Professor of the Department of Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) and Head of Complutense Research Group GASS (Group of Analysis, Security and Systems) which is located in the School of Computer Science at the UCM Campus. His professional experience includes research projects with Hitachi, IBM, Nokia and Safelayer Secure Communications. His main research interests are: a) cryptography, coding, information security and its applications and b) mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs), wireless sensors networks (WSNs), next generation networks (NGNs) and software defined networks (SDN).