Prof. Vicenc Torra

Funded Investigator

Machine Learning & Statistics

I am a professor at the Hamilton Institute, Maynooth University, Ireland. Previous positions: Professor at the University of Skövde (Sweden), Assoc. Prof. Research Track (1999-2014) at the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA-CSIC, Catalonia, Spain), Assoc. Prof. (1991-1999) at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Catalonia, Spain). Visiting researcher at the University of Tsukuba (Japan).

Research interests: My research interests are between computer science and applied mathematics. I am interested in approximate reasoning, data privacy, machine learning (data mining and statistical learning), decision making, data aggregation and information fusion, fuzzy set theory. My specialization is in data privacy and in approximate reasoning.

Awards: EurAI (European Association for Artificial Intelligence) Fellow (2010), ISI Elected member (2013), and IEEE Fellow (2016).

I have written six books:

– V. Torra, Data Privacy: Foundations, developments and the big data challenge (Springer, 2017)
– V. Torra, Scala: from a functional programming perspective (Springer, 2017)
– V. Torra, The mathematics go to the ballot box (RBA, 2014, translated to several languages)
– V. Torra, From the abacus to the digital revolution (RBA, 2010, translated to several languages)
– V. Torra, Y. Narukawa, Modeling decisions (Springer, 2007)
– V. Torra, Fundamentals of artificial intelligence (UOC Press, 2007, in Catalan)