Agusti Solanas (Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain, 1980) is a researcher at the CRISES Research Group and the UNESCO Chair in Data Privacy in the Department of Computer Science and Mathematics at the Rovira i Virgili University (URV) of Tarragona, Catalonia. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Computer Engineering from URV in 2002 and 2004, respectively, the latter with honours (Outstanding Graduation Award). He received a Diploma of Advanced Studies (Master) in Telematics Engineering from the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) in 2006. He received a Ph.D. in Telematics Engineering from the Technical University of Catalonia in 2007 with honours (summa cum laude). He was selected to take part into the Young Researchers Award 2005 organised by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport. His fields of activity are data privacy, data security, watermarking, neural networks and evolutionary computation. He is a participant in the CONSOLIDER 2007 project. He participated in several Spanish-funded and Catalan-funded research projects. He has authored over 20 publications and he has delivered several talks. He has served as program committee member and reviewer in several conferences and journals. He is a member of several organisations and societies such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR), the IEEE Computer Society, the IEEE Communications Society and the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. [Website]

Antoni Martínez-Ballesté (Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain, 1976) is a Junior Lecturer at Rovira i Virgili University of Tarragona (URV). He is currently a member of the CRISES research group. Dr. Martínez-Ballesté’s research interests are related to security in computer networks and secure applications. In 1999 he received a B.Sc. in Computer Systems Engineering from the URV. In 2002 he received a M. Sc. in Computer Engineering also from URV. In 2004 he received with honors a Ph. D. in Telematics Engineering from the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC). In 2004, he was a visiting researcher at LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France. He has authored more than 30 articles in journals and conferences. He is also currently working on innovative learning techniques in engineering and the European Higher Education Space.

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