Roberto Yus

Postdoctoral Researcher

University of California, Irvine


I’m Roberto Yus, Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of California, Irvine working with Prof. Sharad Mehrotra in the ISG group. Previously I was a PhD student at the University of Zaragoza under Prof. Eduardo Mena and a visiting scholar at UMBC (working with Profs. Tim Finin and Anupam Joshi) and UCI.

My research interests concern Data Management, Knowledge Representation, the Internet of Things, and Privacy. Specifically semantic and privacy preserving data management in IoT environments.


  • Data Management
  • Knowledge Representation
  • Internet of Things
  • Privacy


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, 2016

    University of Zaragoza, Spain

  • M.Sc. in Computer Science, 2011

    University of Zaragoza, Spain



Postdoctoral Researcher

University of California Irvine, CS Dept. – ISG Group

May 2016 – Present Irvine, California, USA
  • Supervisor: Prof. Sharad Mehrotra

Visiting Researcher

University of California Irvine, CS Dept. – ISG Group

Jan 2015 – May 2015 Irvine, California, USA
  • Host: Prof. Sharad Mehrotra

Visiting Researcher

University of Maryland, Baltimore County, CSEE Dept. – eBiquity Group

Jun 2013 – May 2014 Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  • Hosts: Profs. Anupam Joshi and Tim Finin

Ph.D. Fellow

University of Zaragoza, CS Dept. – SID Group

Sep 2011 – Apr 2016 Zaragoza, Spain
  • Position funded by the FPI fellowship.
  • Ph.D. Advisor: Eduardo Mena



Android goes semantic

Semantic Web on smartphones


Protecting individuals' privacy from eyewear technology


Semantic tool to help create Wikipedia Infoboxes


Multi-CAMera Broadcasting Assistant


Facilitating the development of applications in IoT spaces


System for Heterogeneous mobilE Requests by Leveraging Ontological and Contextual Knowledge


Testbed for IoT-based Privacy-Preserving PERvasive Spaces

Recent Talks

(Don’t) Mind the Gap: Bridging the Worlds of People and IoT Devices

The Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to improve our lives through different services given the diversity of smart devices and …

Awards, Achievements, & Highlights

Student Travel Award

Predoctoral Mobility Grant

Received three times in 2013 (6 months), 2014 (4 months), and 2015 (4 months) for a total of $30K. Used to fund research visits at UMBC and UCI.

FPI Fellowship