David Ayala Cabrera is currently a Research Fellow at the KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence at the University of Cyprus. He received his bachelor’s degree in Sanitary Engineering from the Universidad del Valle (Univalle, Colombia), He obtained a Master in Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering with distinction by the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV, Spain). He obtained a PhD in Water and Environmental Engineering by the UPV in 2015. The PhD degree has obtained the qualification of the “Cum Laude” mention, the “International doctor” mention and the “Extraordinary PhD Thesis Award 2017”. He obtained a Postdoc in Protection of Critical Infrastructures (Irstea, France) in 2018. His current research lines are focused on the analysis of complex systems, protection of critical infrastructures and the uses of intelligent data analysis.