ICREA Academia
Josep Domingo Ferrer

Josep Domingo Ferrer

ICREA Academia 2008, 2013 & 2018

Universitat Rovira i Virgili · Engineering Sciences

Josep Domingo Ferrer

Josep Domingo-Ferrer is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona.  UNESCO Chair in Data Privacy. M. Sc. (1988) and Ph. D. (1991) in Computer Science from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. M. Sc. in Mathematics.

In 2018 he founded CYBERCAT-Center for Cybersecurity Research of Catalonia. ICREA Acadèmia Prize (2008, 2013 and 2018).  ACM Distinguished Scientist (2016). Fellow, Institut d'Estudis Catalans (2016). Google Faculty Research Award (2014). "Narcís Monturiol" Medal  (2012). Elected Member, Academia Europaea (2012) and International Statistical Institute (2012). Fellow of IEEE (2012).

Full CV at http://crises-deim.urv.cat/jdomingo

Research interests

His research interests are in information security and privacy-enhancing technologies, in particular anonymization and statistical disclosure control. Furthermore, he also works on value-centric cybersecurity and on explainable artificial intelligence. His work revolves around reconciling security, privacy, transparency and efficiency in the information society. 

He has co-authored 5 patents and over 419 publications (H-index=55, Feb. 17, 2019). He has chaired 18 international conferences. He is a co-editor-in chief of “Transactions on Data Privacy” and an associate editor in several journals. He has co-ordinated the H2020 project “CLARUS”, the CONSOLIDER “ARES team on security and privacy, the EU FP5 project “CO-ORTHOGONAL”, the “CO-UTILITY” project (Templeton  Foundation), as well as several Spanish funded and U.S. funded research projects. He regularly engages in technology transfer to the IT industry. 


Data security, Data privacy, Cryptography, Official statistics