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Carme Torras
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Portrait of Carmen torras
Born (1956-07-04) July 4, 1956 (age 67)
Language Catalan
Nationality Spanish
Alma mater University of Barcelona
University of Massachusetts
Polytechnic University of Catalonia
Genre Fiction
Subject Robotics, Artificial intelligence

Carme Torras Genís (born 4 July 1956) 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.


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. Since 1991, she has been a research professor at the Spanish National Research Council.

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.


  • 2000: Narcis Monturiol Medal for scientific accomplishments
  • 2007: Fellow of the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence
  • 2010: Member of the Academia Europaea
  • 2013: Member of the Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts of Barcelona

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