Universitat Rovira i Virgili

David Sánchez Ruenes

Full professor


Research GroupCRISES

Research Interests: Artificial intelligence, data privacy, data semantics


David Sánchez is a Full Professor of Computer Science at Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona. He received his MSc with honours in Computer Science in 2003 and his PhD in Computer Science from the Technical University of Catalonia in 2008. His fields of research are artificial intelligence, knowledge based systems, data semantics and privacy protection. He has won the ICREA-Acadèmia Prize in 2020, awarded for a 5-year period by the Government of Catalonia to the research leaders among faculty members in Catalan universities. In 2014 he received the the Burgen Scholarship award by the Academia Europaea, given to younger European scholars who are emerging talents in their fields. He has been involved in 38 research projects, including the coordination of the H2020 project "CLARUS". He has authored over 200 publications, including 85 journal publications (6 of which became ISI highly cited papers), and has received 6 best paper awards. His H-index is 48 (October, 2023). He ranks among the world`s top 1% cited computer sciencists (Essential Science Indicators). He has advised 7 PhD theses. He has served in the program committee of 60 conferences on artificial intelligence and data privacy.