From September 2018 I am a Ph.D. student in the Faculty of Informatics at the Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI), Switzerland. At present I am working at the SEART research group under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Gabriele Bavota. In 2019 I accomplished an agreement for the implementation of a cotutelle de thèse with the Faculty of Engineering at Universidad de los Andes, Colombia. I work under the co-supervision of Prof. Dr. Mario Linares-Vásquez, head of the The Software Design Lab (TSDL) research group.


Degree Major University Supervisor
PhD. (ABD) Informatics Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland Dr. Gabriele Bavota
PhD. (ABD) Engineering Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia Dr. Mario Linares-Vásquez
MSc. Information Security Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia Dr. Sandra Rueda
BSc. Telematics Engineering Universidad Icesi, Cali, Colombia Dr. Álvaro Pachón De La Cruz


Nowadays we witness a hyper-connected society and new services and sophisticated functionalities are developed for the comfort and welfare of society; thus, one can perceive that everything is based on software, however, security vulnerabilities, risks and threats are strongly present as well, despite the security community’s best effort. Therefore, I have focused my career path on the Information Security field (specifically in Software Quality and Security) in order to make the digital world a safer place with more secure software.


# Title & Authors Venue Year
[C3] Detecting Connectivity Issues in Android Apps
A. Mazuera-Rozo, C. Escobar-Velásquez, J. Espitia-Acero, M. Linares-Vásquez, G. Bavota
SANER 2022
[J4] Taxonomy of security weaknesses in Java and Kotlin Android apps
A. Mazuera-Rozo, C. Escobar-Velásquez, J. Espitia-Acero, D. Vega-Guzmán, C. Trubiani, M. Linares-Vásquez, G. Bavota
JSS 2022
[J3] Studying eventual connectivity issues in Android apps
C. Escobar-Velásquez, A. Mazuera-Rozo, C. Bedoya, M. Osorio-Riaño, M. Linares-Vásquez, G. Bavota
EMSE 2022
[C2] Shallow or Deep? An Empirical Study on Detecting Vulnerabilities using Deep Learning
A. Mazuera-Rozo, A. Mojica-Hanke, M. Linares-Vásquez, G. Bavota
ICPC 2021
[J2] Investigating Types and Survivability of Performance Bugs in Mobile Apps
A. Mazuera-Rozo, C. Trubiani, M. Linares-Vásquez, G. Bavota
EMSE 2020
[T1] OPIA: A Tool for On-Device Testing of Vulnerabilities in Android Applications
L. Bello-Jiménez, A. Mazuera-Rozo, M. Linares-Vásquez, G. Bavota
ICSME 2019
[J1] The Android OS stack and its vulnerabilities: an empirical study
A. Mazuera-Rozo, J. Bautista-Mora, M. Linares-Vásquez, S. Rueda, G. Bavota
EMSE 2019
[C1] Device and User Management for Smart Homes
A. Mazuera-Rozo, S. Rueda
NCA 2018



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