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Agusti Solanas
Rovira i Virgili University
Tarragona, Spain

Agusti Solanas is head of the Smart Technologies Research Group and a professor in the Department of Computer Engineering and Mathematics at the Rovira i Virgili University (URV). He has master’s degrees in computer engineering and telematics, and received his PhD in telematics engineering, in 2007, from the Technical University of Catalonia.

Previous work includes visiting researcher positions at the Roma Tre University and the University of Padua. He has also participated in many European-, Spanish-, and Catalan-funded research projects. He currently serves as principal investigator (PI) for the Spanish Project CONDOR and Science Communication Manager for Goodbrother COST Action 19121.

Agusti’s fields of interest are smart and cognitive health, cognitive environments, data privacy, cyberethics, ubiquitous computing, and artificial intelligence (AI).

He has authored over 150 publications, delivered invited talks worldwide, and held various positions at conferences and journals. He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Agusti has been a reviewer for Computing Reviews since 2008.


Dive into algorithms: a Python adventure for the intrepid beginner
Tuckfield B., No Starch Press, San Francisco, CA, 2021. 248 pp.  Type: Book (978-1-718500-68-6), Reviews: (2 of 2)

While writing this review, I faced a troubling problem: how to get my crying four-month-old to sleep. This is the kind of problem humans should be able to solve, right? (Considering the endless nights that I have spent awake, this might not be the...


 Programming Bitcoin: learn how to program Bitcoin from scratch
Song J., O’Reilly Media, Inc., Sebastopol, CA, 2019. 322 pp.  Type: Book (978-1-492031-49-9)

“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” This saying, probably wrongly attributed to Confucius, might be an interpreted translation of a similar saying by 3rd century BCE philosopher Xun K...


Handbook of mobile data privacy
Gkoulalas-Divanis A., Bettini C., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2018. 403 pp.  Type: Book (978-3-319981-60-4)

Location, location, location! If you are at risk of being targeted by an intelligent guided missile and you want to survive, I can only suggest you turn off your cellphone. But OK, let’s be realistic: if you’re worr...


Codes, ciphers and spies: tales of military intelligence in World War I
Dooley J., Copernicus, New York, NY, 2016. 280 pp.  Type: Book (978-3-319294-14-8)

The invention of asymmetric key cryptography by Diffie and Hellman in 1976 [1] is generally accepted as the milestone that defines the boundary between classic and modern cryptography. Before 1976, cryptography was more of an art than ...


Pervasive health: state-of-the-art and beyond
Holzinger A., Ziefle M., Röcker C., Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated, London, UK, 2014. 365 pp.  Type: Book (978-1-447164-12-8)

Depending on your place of residence, you might have a different conception of the meaning, objectives, and raison d’être of healthcare services. There are many dichotomies that might be applied to classify healthcar...


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