Carme Torras

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Carme Torras
Portrait of Carmen torras
Portrait of Carmen torras
Born (1956-07-04) July 4, 1956 (age 67)
Alma materUniversity of Barcelona
University of Massachusetts
Polytechnic University of Catalonia
SubjectRobotics, Artificial intelligence

Carme Torras Genís (born 4 July 1956)[1] is a Spanish computer scientist who has contributed to research on robotics and artificial intelligence. A member of Academia Europaea since 2010, she writes technical works in English and fiction in Catalan.[2][3]


Torras studied mathematics at the University of Barcelona (master's 1978) and computer science at the University of Massachusetts (master's 1981). She also earned a Ph.D. in computer science from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in 1984.[3] Since 1991, she has been a research professor at the Spanish National Research Council.[4]

On the literary front, in addition to her scientific works, Torras has written fiction. For her novel Pedres de toc she was awarded the Premio Primera Columna while her La mutació sentimental (2008), won the Premio Manuel de Pedrolo for science-fiction literature. In 2012, she published Miracles perversos.[5]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Alenya, Guillem; Torras, Carme (2007). Robot Egomotion from the Deformation of Active Contours. INTECH Open Access Publisher. ISBN 978-3-86611-283-4.
  • Torras, Carme (2012). Computer Vision: Theory and Industrial Applications. Springer Science & Business Media. pp. 3–. ISBN 978-3-642-48675-3.
  • Torra i Genís, Carme (1985). Temporal-pattern learning in neural models. Springer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-540-16046-5.



  1. ^ "BOE núm. 103: Martes 30 abril 1991" (PDF) (in Spanish). BOE. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Torras, Carme" (in Catalan). Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Carme Torras Genís" (in Catalan). Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Carme Torras". Academia Europaea. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Torras i Genís, Carme". Silvia Bastos. Retrieved 8 November 2015.[permanent dead link]

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