People

Full Professor

photo-JosepDomingo-Ferrer Josep Domingo-Ferrer www

Orcid Code

0000-0001-7213-4962

Address

Office 139. DEIM
Avda. Països Catalans 26
43007 Tarragona

Phone

+34 977 55 8109

Biography

Full Professor of Computer Science at Rovira i Virgili University of Tarragona, Catalonia, where he is the Chairholder of the UNESCO Chair in Data Privacy. He received with honors his M. Sc. and Ph. D. degrees in Computer Science from the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 1988 and 1991 (Outstanding Graduation Award). He also holds a M. Sc. in Mathematics. His fields of activity are data privacy, data security and cryptographic protocols. In 2003, he was a co-recipient of a research prize from the Association of Telecom Engineers of Catalonia. In 2004, he got the TOYPS'2004 Award from the Junior Chambers of Catalonia. He has authored 3 patents and over 180 publications, one of which became an ISI highly-cited paper in early 2005.
He is the co-ordinator of the CONSOLIDER "ARES" team on security and privacy, one of the 34 strongest scientific teams in Spain.He was the co-ordinator of EU FP5 project CO-ORTHOGONAL and of several Spanish funded and U. S. funded research projects. He has chaired or co-chaired 9 international conferences on security and privacy and is an Associate Editor in three international journals. In 2004, Prof. Domingo-Ferrer was a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University. He has also visited Siemens AG Corporate R+D (Munich), the University of Wisconsin and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

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Associated professor

photo-MariaBras-Amorós Maria Bras-Amorós www

Orcid Code

0000-0002-3481-004X

Address

Office 234. DEIM
Avda. Països Catalans 26
43007 Tarragona

Phone

+34 977 55 8459

Biography

Tenured assistant professor at Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona. She received the Ph.D. degree in applied mathematics from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in 2003. Part of her doctoral and postdoctoral work was developed at San Diego State University, California. She has been with the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and is currently with the Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona. Her main research interests are in the area of coding theory and discrete mathematics. She leads the subgroup COPRICA

Current projects

  • Sec-MCloud: Manejo de datos privado y seguro en entornos multicloud sin criptografia (TIN2016-80250-R)

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photo-JordiCastellà-Roca Jordi Castellà-Roca www

Orcid Code

0000-0002-0037-9888

Address

Office 147, Lab 131. DEIM
Avda. Països Catalans 26
43007 Tarragona

Phone

+34 977 55 8876

Biography

Associated professor at Rovira i Virgili University, he is currently a member of the UNESCO Chair in Data Privacy. He got his title of Engineer in Computer Systems from University of Lleida in 1998, the title of Engineer in Computer Science from Rovira i Virgili University in 2000 and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2005. His research focuses on the fields of cryptography (cryptographic protocols) and privacy. He has published over 30 works in international journals, book chapters, international and national congresses. Now he is part of the advisory board of an international magazine, and he has been a member of the scientific and organizing committee in several international congresses. He has participated in Spanish-funded and Catalan-funded research projects. He is the main researcher in two research projects funded by Rovira i Virgili University. He has also participated in several transfer projects, and he is the author of six patents, five of them international and in operation. He is a founding partner of three technology companies that have been awarded.

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photo-Josep M.Mateo-Sanz Josep M. Mateo-Sanz

Orcid Code

0000-0002-6352-9863

Address

Office 223. DEQ
Avda. Països Catalans 26
43007 Tarragona

Phone

+34 977 55 9676

Biography

Tenured assistant professor at Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona.

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photo-DavidSánchez David Sánchez

Orcid Code

0000-0001-7275-7887

Address

Office 139. DEIM
Avda. Països Catalans 26
43007 Tarragona

Phone

+34 977 55 9657

Biography

David Sánchez is a tenure-track lecturer at Rovira i Virgili University (Tarragona, Spain). He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Technical University of Catalonia (Barcelona, Spain) in 2008. His research interests are information semantics, knowledge acquisition, ontologies and the Semantic Web, and their applications to the anymisation of textual data. He has been involved in several research projects (National and European), and authored over 40 conference contributions and 20 ISI journals.

Current projects

  • Sec-MCloud: Manejo de datos privado y seguro en entornos multicloud sin criptografia (TIN2016-80250-R)

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photo-AlexandreViejo Alexandre Viejo

Orcid Code

0000-0003-2342-5100

Address

Lab 132. DEIM
Avda. Països Catalans 26
43007 Tarragona

Phone

+34 977 55 8270

Biography

Alexandre Viejo is a tenure-track lecturer at Rovira i Virgili University (Tarragona, Spain). He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Rovira i Virgili University in 2008. He received a Master in Telematics Engineering from the Technical University of Catalonia (Barcelona, Spain) in 2007. He got his M.Sc. in Computer Engineering from Rovira i Virgili University in 2005. In 2009, he was a researcher at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Berlin, Germany). His fields of activity are data privacy, data security and cryptographic protocols.

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Tenure-track lecturer

photo-OriolFarràs Oriol Farràs

Orcid Code

0000-0002-7495-5980

Address

Lab 133. DEIM
Avda. Països Catalans 26
43007 Tarragona

Phone

+34 977 55 8270

Biography

Postdoctoral Researcher at the CRISES Research Group in the department of Computer Science and Maths at Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) in Tarragona. He got his Ph.D. degree in Mathematics from UPC in 2010. He holds a M.Sc. in Mathematics and a M.Sc. in (Enginyeria Superior de Telecomunicació) from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in 2004 and 2005. These degrees were obtained as a student of Centre de Formació Interdisciplinària Superior, CFIS, UPC. He has carried out research stays in Centrum Winskunde Informatica (Amsterdam), Institute of Information Theory and Automation (Prague) and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests include cryptography, secret sharing, threshold cryptography, secure multiparty computation, matroid theory and information theory.

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Researcher

photo-MontserratBatet Montserrat Batet

Orcid Code

0000-0001-8174-7592

Address

Lab 133. DEIM
Avda. Països Catalans 26
43007 Tarragona

Phone

+34 977 55 8270

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photo-AlbertoBlanco-Justicia Alberto Blanco-Justicia

Orcid Code

0000-0002-1108-8082

Address

Lab 132. DEIM
Avda. Països Catalans 26
43007 Tarragona

Phone

+34 977 55 8270

Biography

Alberto Blanco Justicia is a postdoctoral researcher at Universitat Rovira i Virgili. He obtained MSc in Computer Security in 2013 from Universitat Rovira i Virgili, and his PhD in Computer Engineering and Mathematics of Security from the same university in 2017, with a thesis focused on the reconciliation of privacy, security and functionality in e-commerce applications. His research interests are data privacy, data security and cryptographic protocols. He has been involved in several European and national Spanish research projects, as well as technology transfer contracts with Google and Abertis Telecom.

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photo-SergioMartínez Sergio Martínez

Orcid Code

0000-0002-3941-5348

Address

Lab 133. DEIM
Avda. Països Catalans 26
43007 Tarragona

Phone

+34 977 558270

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photo-DavidRebollo David Rebollo www

Orcid Code

0000-0002-0783-2382

Address

Office 134. DEIM
Avda. Països Catalans 26
43007 Tarragona

Phone

+34 977 558270

Biography

David Rebollo-Monedero is a visiting professor with the Department of Computer Science and Mathematics at Rovira i Virgili University (URV), in Tarragona, Spain, and a senior researcher in data privacy technologies in the CRISES Group, where he investigates the application of information theoretic and operational data compression formalisms to privacy in intelligent information systems.

Prior to joining URV, from 2018 to 2019, he was head of data privacy technologies at the start-up Mobile Payments & Loyalty, Ltd., where he was responsible for the design of an ambitious privacy-enhancing framework in Dinube, a modern digital payment system compliant with recent European regulations.

From 2008 to 2018, he served as senior researcher in data privacy technologies with the SISCOM and Information Security Research Groups, in the Department of Telematic Engineering at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), in Barcelona, Spain. From 1997 to 2000, he was an information technology consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Barcelona, and was involved in the Retevisión startup venture, as head of the system testing team. During the summer of 2003, still as a Ph.D. student at Stanford, he worked for Apple, Inc., with the QuickTime video codec team, in Cupertino.

He received the M.S. as well as the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University, in California, USA, in 2003 and 2007, respectively. His doctoral research at Stanford focused on data compression, specifically quantization and transforms for distributed source coding. He was also a teaching assistant for a number of graduate courses on signal processing and image compression.

Among other honors, he won the gold medal at the 1991 Spanish Physics Olympiad, he received the prestigious Spanish fellowship awarded by the “la Caixa” Foundation for graduate studies overseas, and he was awarded the competitive postdoctoral fellowships “Juan de la Cierva” and “R&D Projects for Young Researchers”, both by the Spanish government. He holds the full professor (advanced research) accreditation issued by the Catalan Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (AQU). His current research interests span data privacy, information theory, conventional and distributed data compression, machine learning, and convex optimization.

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Predoctoral grantholder

photo-CarlesAnglès Carles Anglès

Orcid Code

0000-0003-4455-4411

Address

Lab 132. DEIM
Avda. Països Catalans 26
43007 Tarragona

Phone

+34 977 55 8270

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photo-MichaelBamiloshin Michael Bamiloshin

Address

Lab 131. DEIM
Avda. Països Catalans 26
43007 Tarragona

Phone

+34 977 558270

Biography

Michael Bamiloshin studied in the University of Ilorin, Nigeria, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. Following this, he proceeded to the University of L'Aquila, Italy, and then the University of Silesia, Poland, obtaining a double Masters degree in Mathematical Engineering from both schools. His masters thesis was titled "Secret Sharing Schemes and Hierarchical Access Structures." His work on this topic piqued his interest in cryptography, secret sharing and secure Multiparty Computation (MPC) and eventually led to him joining the CRISES Research Group in the URV, where he is currently working as a PhD student. Apart from his research work, he is also assisting in teaching the Cryptography and Information Security course in the Department of Computer Engineering and Mathematics.

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photo-CristòfolDaudén Cristòfol Daudén

Address

Lab 132. DEIM
Avda. Països Catalans 26
43007 Tarragona

Phone

+34 977 558270

Biography

Cristòfol Daudén Esmel obtained his Bachelor's degrees in Computer Science and Biotechnology from Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) in Tarragona, 2019. He is currently finishing a MSc in Computer Science Engineering and Artificial Intelligence in the URV while he is working as a PDI student in the CRISES research group.

Their main research interests are in the fields of data privacy, cybersecurity and cryptography.

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photo-FadiHassan Fadi Hassan

Address

Lab 131, Lab 131. DEIM
Avda. Països Catalans 26
43007 Tarragona

Phone

+34 977 558270

Biography

Fadi Hassan is a predoctoral grantholder at Universitat Rovira i Virgili. He holds a Bachelor of Computer Science in 2012 from Hodeidah University, Yemen and a master degree in Computer Security and Artificial Intelligence in 2016 from Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona - Spain. Currently, his research interests are big data privacy and data security.

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photo-Ana CristinaHernández Gómez Ana Cristina Hernández Gómez

Orcid Code

0000-0002-6587-2091

Address

Lab 131. DEIM
Avda. Països Catalans 26
43007 Tarragona

Phone

+34 977 558270

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photo-NajeebJebreel Najeeb Jebreel

Orcid Code

0000-0002-4911-3802

Address

Lab 132. DEIM
Avda. Països Catalans 26
43007 Tarragona

Phone

+34 977 558270

Biography

Najeeb Jebreel is a predoctoral grantholder at Universitat Rovira i Virgili. He obtained a Bachelor of Computer Science in 2009 from Hodeidah University, Yemen, and his master degree in Computer Security and Artificial Intelligence in 2019 from Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona - Spain. His research interests are data privacy and security in machine learning.

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photo-Ashneet Khandpur Ashneet Khandpur

Address

Lab 131. DEIM
Avda. Països Catalans 26
43007 Tarragona

Phone

+34 977 558270

Biography

Ashneet Khandpur Singh obtained her Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from the university of La Laguna (Canary Islands), where she did the degree's thesis about Signal Protocol, which gave rise to a great interest in the field of cryptography. Later, she obtained her master's degree in Advanced Mathematics and Mathematical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Barcelona), which led her to this PhD in the URV.

Her main research interest are in the fields of machine learning and cybersecurity.

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Technology Broker

photo-Josep MªGastó Josep Mª Gastó

Address

Despatx 8-9. Plantes Pilot. DEIM
. Avda. Països Catalans 26
43007 Tarragona

Phone

+34 977 29 7058

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Research Assistant

photo-Jesús A.Manjón Jesús A. Manjón

Orcid Code

0000-0003-3513-8109

Address

Lab 131. DEIM
Avda. Països Catalans 26
43007 Tarragona

Phone

+34 977 55 8270

Biography

Jesús A. Manjón works in the CRISES research group since 2006, in which he carries out management, administration and programming tasks. He got his M.Sc. in Computer Engineering in 2004 and a M.Sc. in Computer Security in 2008. He is currently the project manager of the European project “CLARUS”, in which there are 10 European organizations involved and a global budget of 4.2M euros. Between 2007 and 2014, he was also the project manager of the Spanish project “ARES-Consolider” in which 6 of the most important research groups in the area of security and privacy in Spain participated and had a global budget of 5.5M euros available. Despite mainly working in the management area, he is also co-author of 3 papers published in international journals, 2 book chapters and 2 papers in conferences.

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UNESCO Privacy Chair Assistant

photo-RominaRusso Romina Russo

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Phone

+34 977 558270

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