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Robert Rallo

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  • Associate Professor
  • Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Departament d'Enginyeria Informàtica i Matemàtiques
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About

Dr. Robert Rallo, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence in the Departament d’Enginyeria Informàtica i Matemàtiques at Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Catalunya. I completed my degree in Chemistry at Universitat de Barcelona and received a PhD on Chemical Engineering from Universitat Rovira i Virgili. I’m the head of the Research Group on Bioinformatics & Computational Engineering (BIOCENIT), which is an interdisciplinary research group that strives to improve quality of life by better understanding the complexity of relevant processes and interactions in nature, science and society. I am also the Director of the Advanced Technology Innovation Center (ATIC) that is integrated within the TECNIO network of Generalitat de Catalunya. In 2007 I was a visiting professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Since 2008 I am also a faculty member of the Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEIN). Since 2013 I’m serving as Chair for the Modeling WG in the EU NanoSafety Cluster and as the EU co-chair of the US-EU Nano-Dialogue Community of Research on Predictive Modeling and Health. My research focuses on multi-scale modeling of complex systems of industrial or environmental relevance. In our research group we aim to (i) generate new fundamental knowledge on the interactions between chemicals and biological entities from the nano to the macro scales; (ii) develop algorithms and methodologies to better understand complex networks of interactions in engineering, chemistry, biology, and medicine; and (III) improve analysis tools and promote smarter engineering applications to transform the above knowledge into innovative products suitable for commercial exploitation. I also serve as reviewer for scientifc journals such as ACS Nano, Nature Nanotechnology, Journal of Chemico-Biological Interactions, Computational Science and Discovery, Chemosphere, Particle Fibre and Toxicology, Neural Networks, Entropy, Atmospheric Environment, Desalination and Journal of Membrane Science as well for research organizations such as the ERC, COST and the NWO Research Council for Earth and Life Sciences (ALW). Since 2014 our research group is also involved in R+D+i activities in the field of smart cities and collaborates actively with the City Protocol Society. In the frame of the City Protocol Task Force, I’m co-chairing the TAFT (Task and Finish Team) on “Data Interoperability and City Indicators” (DICI).

Recent publications

  • Fouling indicators for field monitoring the effectiveness of operational strategies of ultrafiltration as pretreatment for seawater desalination

    • Gu H
    • Rahardianto A
    • Gao L
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  • Uncertainty Reduction in Environmental Data with Conflicting Information

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Professional experience

Associate Professor

Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Departament d'Enginyeria Informàtica i Matemàtiques

July 2007 - Present

Visiting Scholar

UCLA Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology

September 2009 - January 2011(a year)

Visiting Researcher

UCLA, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

June 2007 - December 2007(6 months)

Assistant Professor

Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Departament d'Enginyeria Informàtica i Matemàtiques

September 1992 - June 2007(15 years)

Lecturer

Universitat Rovira i Virgili

September 1990 - August 1992(2 years)

Groups

Co-authors (172)

  • Angels Moncusi
  • Miguel A. Banares
  • Pierre Schumacher
  • Roger Pons
  • Francesc Giralt