Who was I





My name is David Arroyo Guardeño.

I was born in Cabra, Spain. I received a M.S. degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Seville (Spain) in 2002, and a Ph.D. in Physics of Complex Systems from the Polythecnic University of Madrid (UPM) in 2009 (thesis: Framework for the analysis and design of encryption strategies based on discrete-time chaotic dynamical systems), supervised by Dr. Gonzalo Álvarez Marañón and Dr. Gerardo Pastor Dégano.

From October 2001 to July 2002 I was Erasmus Student at the University of Swansea (Wales, U.K.). During that period I completed my M.S. final dissertation in the group of Prof. Jaafar Elmirghani. Once I got my M.S. degree in Telecommunications, I worked at the CNICE (Spanish Ministry of Education) from January 2003 to April 2005. The next four years I was member of the Institute of Applied Physics of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). From May 2010 to January 2011 I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Acoustics of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). From January 2011 I am a Juan de la Cierva postdoctoral researcher at the Biological Neurocomputation Group (Grupo de Neurocomputación Biológica, GNB) of the Autonomous University of Madrid (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, UAM).

My research interests lie predominately in the area of Dynamical Systems Theory, particulary with respect to its application to the design of encryption strategies and to the control of nonlinear and complex systems.