About Me

Hi, I am Gorka Abad :wave:,
A Ph.D. student at Radboud University working on adversarial machine learning, mostly in backdoor attacks and federated learning. Apart from my research, I am very passionate about science in general and, in particular, astronomy. Related to this, and as a side project, I am developing an autonomous telescope that can take pictures of the sky and track stellar objects by reusing old stepper motors from a 3D printer and a raspberry pi. You can track its progress in my GitHub.


Find my updated CV here.
Lastly updated in February 2023.


You can reach me by email: abad [dot] gorka [at] ru [dot] nl.
Please, consider using my PGP key to encrypt your message.
By Twitter: @gorkaabad_


Summer School on real-world crypto and privacy, Šibenik, Croatia

2022 — 2022

Summer School on Security and Privacy, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

2022 — 2022

Ph.D. student, Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

2021 — present

Researcher, Ikerlan research center, Spain

2021 — present

Pre doctoral researcher, University of the Basque Country, Spain.

2020 — 2020

Master's in cybersecurity, UNIR, Spain

2019 — 2021

Software Development internship, IDE, Spain

2018 — 2018

Bachelor's in Software Engineering, University of the Basque Country, Spain

2015 — 2019