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Vicenç Torra
Associate Professor - Research Track, IIIA-CSIC
Personal web page here
Address:IIIA-CSIC
Campus UAB s/n
08193 Bellaterra Catalonia (Spain)
Tel: +34-935 809 570
Fax: +34-935 809 661
e-mail:
vtorra (at) iiia (dot) csic (dot) es
vtorra (at) ieee (dot) org

Editor:
Transactions on Data Privacy
(current volume: vol. 6)
Indexed at DBLP, ACM Digital Library, MathSciNet, DOAJ, Elsevier (Scopus, EI)
A new book:
V. Torra, Y. Narukawa, M. Sugeno (Eds.) (2013) Non-additive measures, Springer (preface here)

A book:
V. Torra, Y. Narukawa (2007) Modeling Decisions: Information Fusion and Aggregation Operators, 978-3-540-68789-4, Springer. (in Catalan: Edicions UAB, ISBN: 978-84-490-2529-7)
(Springer's web page, alternative local web page (with slides and software))
Catalan translation: V. Torra, Y. Narukawa (2007) Modelització de decisions: fusió d'informació i operadors d'agregació, UAB University Press, ISBN: 978-84-490-2529-7

I am busy organizing
PC co-chair:
11th Intl. Conf on Modeling Decisions for Artificial Intelligence (MDAI 2014, Tokyo, Japan)


Selected activities
Editor: Transactions on Data Privacy

President: The Catalan Association for Artificial Intelligence

Editorial board: Fuzzy Sets and Systems (2004-), Information Sciences (2009-), Progress in Artificial Intelligence (2011-), J. of Advanced Computational Intelligence and Intel. Informatics (2007-), Int. J. of Computational Intelligence System (2008-), Mathware and Soft Computing (2001-2010), EUSFLAT newsletter (Editor, 2005-2009), ACIA Newsletter (Butlletí de l'Associació Catalana d'Intel·ligència Artificial; NODES), Journal of Privacy Technology (2004-2007), Intelligent Decision Technologies (2007-2009?)

Conferences (organization): MDAI 2004 (Barcelona), 2005 (Tsukuba), 2006 (Tarragona), 2007 (Kitakyushu), 2008 (Sabadell), 2009 (Awaji Island), 2010 (Perpinyà), 2011 (Changsha), 2012 (Girona) (PC co-chair); PSD 2004 (PC co-chair); CCIA 1998 (General chair)

In the media (on data privacy): Radio Vitoria (Spanish, 10/12/12); Milbits (video, Spanish)

Scientific associations: EUSFLAT (European Soc. for Fuzzy Logic and Techn.) (board 2001-2009; 2013-). ACIA (AI Catalan Assoc.) (Founding member, board 1996-2000; president 2010-). IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (member 1996-, senior member 2003-).


Brief biographical history 1991. B. Sc. in Computer Science, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)
1992. M. Sc. in Computer Science, UPC
1994. Ph. D. in Computer Science (Ph.D. Program on AI), UPC
1994. Assistant Professor (tenured), Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV)
1994-1995. Deputy Dean of the School of Engineering, URV
1997. Associate Professor (tenured), URV
1999. Tenured Scientist (Associate Professor - Research Track), IIIA-CSIC
2004. Acreditation for Full Professorship
2008. Research Scientist (Associate Professor ++ - Research Track), IIIA-CSIC
2010. ECCAI Fellow
2013. ISI Elected member
Research interests Approximate reasoning: Most of my research can be seen from the perspective of approximate reasoning: fuzzy systems, non-additive (fuzzy) measures and integrals, decision making, belief functions. I am interested in mathematical properties of these models.
Information fusion and integration: My research is focused on the integration of information at large, from particular aggregation operators as e.g. WOWA (Weighted OWA) and fuzzy integrals to software for database integration (e.g. record linkage). I have studied formal aspects (e.g. non-additive (fuzzy) measures, modeling capabilities, data in ordinal scales) as well as algorithms for parameter selection/determination. Applications include data privacy and decision making. Two papers at RIMS Kokyuroku: Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Kyoto University:1630-02, 1683-06
Statistical disclosure control (SDC) / Privacy preserving data mining (PPDM): I have developed methods for data protection, studied measures to evaluate confidentiality (risk assessment). I maintain a web page on this topic: http://www.ppdm.cat
Clustering: I have applied clustering and fuzzy clustering to a variety of problems in data privacy (microaggregation and information loss assessment) and information retrieval. GAMBAL, a tool for information retrieval, is one of the tools developed. See: here.

Papers (selection) Detailed list of papers here: PAPERS. In addition, links to: DBLP, MathSciNet, Scholar Google
Selection:
Books:
- V. Torra, Y. Narukawa, Modeling Decisions: Information Fusion and Aggregation Operators, Springer, ISBN: 978-3-540-68789-4.
- V. Torra, Fonaments d'intel·ligencia artificial, Edicions UOC, 2007, ISBN: 978-84-9788-606-2.
- V. Torra, Del ábaco a la revolución digital, 2010, RBA Editores, ISBN: 978-84-473-6964-5. Translated to: English, português, française, italiano, polski
- V. Torra, Fibonacci i els seus números, 2011 (25 pages)
- V. Torra, Y. Narukawa, M. Sugeno (Eds.) (2013) Non-additive measures, Springer (preface here)
- V. Torra, (Ed.), Information fusion in data mining, Springer 2003, ISBN 3-540-00676-1. (link to Springer).

Information fusion / aggregation:
- V. Torra, Aggregation Operators and Models, Position paper in the special issue on ``Forty years of fuzzy sets'', Fuzzy Sets and Systems, 156:3 (2005) 407-410. paper.pdf
- Y. Narukawa, V. Torra, Fuzzy measure and probability distributions: distorted probabilities, IEEE Trans. on Fuzzy Systems, 13:5 (2005) 617 - 629. paper.pdf
- V. Torra, Y. Narukawa, A view of averaging aggregation operators, IEEE Trans. on Fuzzy Systems 15:6 (2007) 1063-1067. PDF @ IEEE
- V. Torra, Y. Narukawa, The h-index and the number of citations: two fuzzy integrals, IEEE Trans. on Fuzzy Systems, 16:3 (2008) 795-797. PDF @ IEEE
- V. Torra, The Weighted OWA operator, Intl. J. of Intel. Syst., 12 (1997) 153-166. PDF at Interscience restricted.access.pdf
Privacy Preserving Data Mining / SDC i seguretat:
- V. Torra, Constrained Microaggregation: Adding Constraints for Data Editing, Transactions on Data Privacy 1:2 (2008) 86-104. PDF (open access) / abstract
- J. Nin, J. Herranz, V. Torra, Rethinking rank swapping to decrease disclosure risk, Data & Knowledge Engineering, 64:1 (2008) 346-364. PDF @ Elsevier
- J. Domingo-Ferrer, V. Torra, Ordinal, Continuous and Heterogeneous k-Anonymity Through Microaggregation, Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, 11:2 (2005) 195-212. PDF @ Springer
- J. Domingo-Ferrer, V. Torra, Disclosure control methods and information loss for microdata, in P. Doyle, J. I. Lane, J. J. M. Theeuwes, L. V. Zayatz (Eds), Confidentiality, Disclosure and Data Access: Theory and Practical Applications for Statistical Agencies, (ISBN:0-444-50761-2, North-Holland, 2001), 91-110. here
- J. Domingo-Ferrer, V. Torra, A quantitative comparison of disclosure methods for microdata, in P. Doyle, J. I. Lane, J. J. M. Theeuwes, L. V. Zayatz (Eds), Confidentiality, Disclosure and Data Access: Theory and Practical Applications for Statistical Agencies, (ISBN:0-444-50761-2, North-Holland, 2001), 111-133. here
Information retrieval and clustering:
- V. Torra, S. Miyamoto, S. Lanau, Exploration of textual databases using a fuzzy hierarchical clustering algorithm in the GAMBAL system, Information Processing and Management, 41:3 (2005) 587-598.
Approximate reasoning:
- V. Torra, K. Stokes, A formalization of record linkage and its application to data protection, Int. J. of Uncertainty, Fuzziness and Knowledge-Based Systems 20:6 (2012) 907-919. Abstract
- V. Torra, A review on the construction of hierarchical fuzzy systems, Int. J. of Intelligent Systems, 17:5 (2002) 531-543. PDF at Interscience restricted.access.pdf

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