I’m Roberto Yus, Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. I’m leading the DAMS (DAta Management & Semantics) Research Group at UMBC. Previously, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of California, Irvine working with Prof. Sharad Mehrotra in the ISG group.

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

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


  • Postdoctoral Researcher, 2021

    University of California, Irvine

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, 2016

    University of Zaragoza, Spain




Framework aimed at discovering, collecting, and analyzing privacy policies of smart devices using NLP and ML algorithms, to provide …


SmartSPEC is a smart space simulator and data generator that creates customizable smart space datasets using semantic models of spaces, …

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 Publications

Recent Talks

Data Privacy 101

Data Protection can be viewed as the combination of Data Security, which focuses on protecting data from internal/external attackers, …

(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

2nd place INCS-CoE Sandpit Challenge on Digital Trust 2022

This is an international collaboration between University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), Royal Holloway University of London (RHUL), and Keio University Tokyο (Keio).

Mark Weiser Best Paper Award at PerCom 2022

For our paper SmartSPEC: Customizable Smart Space Datasets via Event-Driven Simulations.

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


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