Álvaro was born in a town in the North of Spain. His love for teaching and solving problems led him to obtaining a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science at the Universidade da Coruña, a Master's degree in Software and Systems in the Unviersidad Politécnica de Madrid and ultimately becoming a PhD Student at IMDEA Networks Institute. Apart from his love for computer science, he also enjoys watching (and playing) American football, going to concerts and being outside.