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Projects, classes, ...

by Vicenç Torra

Main colaborators:

  1. Yasuo Narukawa (Toho Gakuen, Japan)
  2. Guillermo Navarro-Arribas (DEIC, UAB, Catalonia)
  3. Josep Domingo (CRISES research group, ETSE, U. Rovira i Virgili, Catalonia)
  4. Lluis Godo (IIIA-CSIC, Catalonia)
  5. Sadaaki Miyamoto (Miyamoto Laboratory, Dept. Risk Engineering, Faculty of Systems and Information Engineering, U. Tsukuba, Japan)
  6. Yasunori Endo (Endo Laboratory, Dept. Risk Engineering, Faculty of Systems and Information Engineering, U. Tsukuba, Japan)
  7. David Nettleton (past PhD student, now at: Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
  8. Aida Valls (past PhD student, now at: ITAKA (Intelligent Technologies for Advanced Knowledge Acquisition, ETSE, U. Rovira i Virgili, Catalonia)
  9. Jordi Nin (past PhD student, now at: UPC)
  10. Jordi Marés (past PhD student)
  11. Jordi Casas (past PhD student)
  12. Daniel Abril (past PhD student)


  1. VIM: The Virtual Multicomputer Project (1994-1996, extended to end of 1997).
    Funded by: EC (Contract: CHRX-CT93-0401)
    Universitat Rovira i Virgili Coordinator: Vicenc Torra
  2. SMASH: Sistemas multi- agente y su aplicación en servicios hospitalarios (1996-2001)
    Funded by: CICYT (Spanish government) (Contract: TIC96-1038-C04-04)
    Universitat Rovira i Virgili Coordinator: Vicenc Torra
  3. XIA: Catalan Network on Artificial Intelligence (1997-1998)
    Funded by: CIRIT (Catalan government) (Contract: 1996XT 00031)
    Universitat Rovira i Virgili Coordinator: Vicenc Torra
  4. XIA: Catalan Network on Artificial Intelligence (1999-2000)
    Funded by: CIRIT (Catalan government) (Contract: 1998XT 00068)
    Coordinator and Universitat Rovira i Virgili Coordinator: Vicenc Torra
  5. Optimizing the tradeoff between information loss and disclosure risk for categorical microdata.
    Funded by: Census Bureau (USA)
    Coordinator: Vicenc Torra
  6. CASC: Computational Aspects of Statistical Confidentiality (01/01/2001 - 31/12/2003).
    Funded by: EC (Contract: IST-2000-25069)
    IIIA Coordinator: Vicenc Torra
  7. STREAMOBILE: Streaming de contenidos multimedia hacia dispositivos moviles con retribucion micropago (2002-2004)
    Funded by: CICYT (Spanish government) (Contract: TIC2001-0633-C03-02)
    IIIA Coordinator: Vicenc Torra
  8. Agregacion y confidencialidad de variables categoricas (2001-2003)
    Funded by: CICYT (Spanish government) (Contract: TIC2001-4051-E)
    IIIA Coordinator: Vicenc Torra
  9. XTIC: Catalan Network on Inference Control (2002-2004)
    Funded by: AGAUR (Catalan government) (Contract: 2002XT 00111)
    Coordinator and IIIA Coordinator: Vicenc Torra
  10. XTIC: Catalan Network on Inference Control (2004-2006)
    Funded by: AGAUR (Catalan government) (Contract: 2004XT 00004)
    Coordinator and IIIA Coordinator: Vicenc Torra
  11. PROPRIETAS: Proteccion de la propiedad intelectual y privacidad en multicast sobre redes moviles adhoc: profiling y evaluacion de privacidad (2005-2007)
    Funded by: MEC (Spanish government) (Contract: SEG2004-04352-C04-02)
    IIIA Coordinator: Vicenc Torra
  12. PON: Posicionamiento de objetos no-rectangulares (2006-2009)
    Funded by: M. Fomento (Spanish government) (Contract: T27/2006)
    Coordinator: Vicenc Torra
  13. e-AEGIS: Escudo electrónico para conciliar la privacidad de los consumidores y la seguridad de las transacciones en la sociedad de la información: Privacidad en bases de datos (e-AEGIS/DB-privacy)(2007-2012)
    Funded by: MEC (Spanish government) (Contract: TSI2007-65406-C03-02)
    IIIA Coordinator: Vicenc Torra
  14. ARES: Equipo de Investigación Avanzada en Seguridad y Privacidad de la Información 2007-2012)
    Funded by: MEC (Spanish government) (Contract: 21302)
    IIIA Coordinator: Vicenc Torra
  15. co-Privacy: Sustainable privacy for a sustainable information society (co-privacy/DBprivacy)(2012-2015)
    Funded by: MEC (Spanish government) (Contract: TIN2011-27076-C03)
    IIIA Coordinator: Vicenc Torra

Research stays and visits:

  1. Summer 1991, Computing Group, School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Bath, Bath, U.K.
  2. Summer 1996, GMD First, GMD, Berlin, Germany.
  3. Regularly visiting from year 2000 until present, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan.
  4. in 2013 and 2014 stays and short visits, Dept. of Statistics, University of Stocholm, Sweden
  5. in 2014 visits, University of Linköping, Sweden

Talks and plenary talks:

  1. 6/November/2009, ACM First Int. Workshop on Privacy and Anonymity for Very Large Datasets, Invited Talk: A new framework to automate constrained microaggregation.
  2. 9-10/July/2009, 5th Int. Summer School on Aggregation Operators (AGOP 2008), Invited Tutorial: From the weighted means to fuzzy integrals: a tour on aggregation functions.
  3. 4-7/March/2008, Workshop on Privacy and Security by means of Artificial Intelligence 2008 (PSAI 2008), Plenary talk, Cluster-specific information loss measures in data privacy.
  4. 20-21/November/2008, 3rd IAB Workshop on Confidentiality and Disclosure - SDC for MicrodataOn Constrained Microaggregation
  5. 7/August/2007, University of Tsukuba, Risk Engineering Research Meeting (RERM), Data privacy in the context of the ARES project.
  6. 13/April/2007, EUROFUSE 2007, Plenary talk, On distorted probabilities and other fuzzy measures. (slides)
  7. 7/October/2004, University of Tsukuba, Risk Engineering Research Meeting (RERM), On clustering techniques for Privacy Preserving Data Mining.
  8. 11/August/2003, University of Tsukuba, Risk Engineering Research Meeting (RERM), Fuzzy hierarchical clustering for information retrieval in the GAMBAL system.
  9. 31/October/2002, University of Tsukuba, Risk Engineering Research Meeting (RERM),Clustering bases Statistical Disclosure Control methods: finding a tradeoff between information loss and disclosure risk.


  1. I have given courses on programming, data structures, programming languages, logics, artificial intelligence, information fusion, decision making, data privacy.
    I have given courses at U. Lleida, U. Rovira i Virgili, U. Oberta de Catalunya, U. Autònoma de Barcelona, U. Politècnica de Catalunya, U. Linköping
  2. Click here for additional details on my teaching activities.

Some links I use(d) to use

(or a worldwide available partial list of my bookmarks)
  1. Latex: cataLàTeX (de J. Queralt) (per presentacions/beamer); Word Processing Using LaTex by Tim Love and Richard Prager (University of Cambridge); Advanced LaTex by Tim Love (University of Cambridge); Accents by Sheldon Green (Center for Coastal Studies); Figures (Including figures, PostScript file conversions); On Latex instructions:The Memoir Class; On Latex in Catalan
  2. Emacs: Keys in Emacs
  3. Research:
    1. Libraries: Catalan libraries; Japanese university libraries; CSIC libraries
    2. Referències científiques: DBLP Bibliography; IEEE Xplore; Science direct (Elsevier); Interscience (Wiley); Springerlink (Springer);AMS (Math Sci); Zentralblatt MATH
    3. Convocatories:Convocatories recerca URV
    4. How to do research: How to do Research At the MIT AI Lab
    5. How to write a technical paper: Three sins; Writing technical articles; Common bugs in writing; web page with links on how to write mathematical papers
    6. Others: Proofreader's marks: @Espressographics; @Mirriam-Webster
  4. Escriptors: Murakami Haruki (in Wikipedia: Murakami Haruki)
  5. Llegendes urbanes et al.: Urban Legends Reference Pages; Stella Awards
  6. El japó: Com viatjar (en tren) {pagina de yahoo i també JR odekake (trens llarg recorregut i shinkansen)}; Ryokan; Programes de televisió { Marxa algorísmica (arugorizumu-taisou); Ghibli (Ghibli fansite); Gimàstica algorísmica marxa (arugorizumu-koushin) (les lletres i la música); Pitagores switch (cas a i cas b)}
  7. Maths: Mathematical symbols , Earliest Uses of Symbols and Constants
  8. How to reach IIIA Map Google
  9. Computer Science, programming languages and AI: information aquí
  10. Cygwin (a linux-like environment for windows): see here
  11. Linux:
    1. To install in Ubuntu: sudo apt-get install fitxer.
    2. To zip in linux: zip -9 -r
  12. Languages:
    1. Catalan:Diccionari Moll, Termcat, Diccionari de l'IEC (diccionari normatiu), Diccionari ortogràfic (DOPV), Diccionari trobat (inclou conjugació dels verbs); Diccionaris català-anglès: Gran Enciclopedia Catalana, dacco; Diccionaris en línea (diversos idiomaes): llista aquí; Traductors/translators: Translendium; Opentrad
    2. English: WordReference (online dictionary); synonym.com (synonyms dictionary); answers.com (multiple dictionary); Cambridge dictionary; Wordnet dictionary (to install, to access on line); English-German Dictionary; web page with some links to dictionaries on mathematics (end of the page)
    3. Japanese: Grammar (a); Grammar (b); Dictionary (Jim Breen's dictionary); Electronic dictionaries (files):edict (general), compdic (Computer), All; other resources;
      About the official exam
      , (also here) (Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT))
      Japanese Word Processor: JWPce; On how to instal (Japanese) latex on windows; on Cygwin/windows (platex for JIS, platex-euc/utf8/jis/... for other encodings, compilation with platex/dvips or platex/dvipdf and visualization with xdvi/gv/gv, xpdf or acrobat reader)
    4. Chinese: dictionary Chinese-English-Chinese via web; dictionary Chinese-English-Chinese files (CEDICT)
    5. Latin: WORDS program; computer terms; Contemporary Latin resources
      1. Texts:Wikisource, The Latin Library, Gallica-Math @ Bibliothèque Nationale de France (Complete Works of mathematicians); Farid-hajji
    6. other languages:Euskara: Basque/Spanish, Basque synonyms/antonyms, Euskalterm; Translators: Several languages; Other resources: ibiblio here
  13. Radio: Ràdio arrels
  14. Altres: earthquakes in Japan , earthquakes; typhoons in Japan; cinema (and the corresponding blog is here); to compute 90 days from a given date: Here; How many days between two dates

IIIA - Institut d'Investigació en Intel·ligència Artificial

CSIC - Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas

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