Carles Padró
Associate Professor in Applied Mathematics
Department of Mathematics
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Postal address:
Departament de Matemàtica Aplicada IV
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
C. Jordi Girona, 13
08034 Barcelona
Spain
(NEW!) email: carles padro at upc edu
URL: http://wwwma4.upc.edu/~cpadro/
Telephone: +34 93 401 6041
Fax: +34 93 401 5981
Short CV
Born in Manresa, Catalonia, Spain, in 1964. Graduate in Mathematics,
Universitat de Barcelona, 1988. PhD Student and Lecturer in the
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya from 1988 to 1994.
Doctor in Mathematics, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 1994.
Associate Professor in Applied Mathematics at
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya from 1997.
Senior Research Fellow in the
Division of Mathematical Sciences,
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences at
Nanyang Technological University,
Singapore from September 2010 to August 2014
(on leave from the position at UPC Barcelona).
Research
Currently, my research is mainly devoted to Cryptology.
I belong to the
Research Group on Mathematics Applied to Cryptography
at UPC Barcelona.
I am interested mainly in problems in Algebra and Combinatorics
related to Secret Sharing, Secure Multiparty Computation and
Information Theoretic Security.
I was a member of the Research Group on Graph Theory and
Combinatorics at UPC from 1988 to 2001.
I began my research activities in this group as a PhD student.
My main interest in this area was the application
of Graph Theory to the design of Interconnection Networks.
Manuscripts and Preprints

O. Farràs, T. Hansen, T. Kaced, C. Padró.
On the Information Ratio of NonPerfect Secret Sharing Schemes.
Full version of the paper that appeared in
Advances in Cryptology, Crypto 2014.
Lecture Notes in Computer Science
8617 (2013) 217234. Santa Barbara, California, USA, 2014.
Available at
Cryptology ePrint Archive
Publications
List of my main publications
Recent Seminars and Invited Talks
Complete list of seminars and invited talks
PhD Students
I have been the (co)advisor of the PhD Thesis:

An Yang.
Secret Sharing Schemes and Polymatroids.
NTU (2014). Coadvisor with Chaoping Xing.

Oriol Farràs.
Multipartite Secret Sharing Schemes. UPC (2010).

Leonor Vázquez.
Sobre la optimización de la eficiencia
de los esquemas de compartición de secretos
(in Spanish, On the Optimization of
the Efficiency of Secret Sharing Schemes).
UPC (2010).

Vanesa Daza.
On Linear Secret Sharing Schemes and
Distributed Cryptographic Protocols. UPC (2004).

Daniela Ferrero.
Graphs and hypergraphs as interconnection network models.
UPC (1999).

Germán Sáez.
Esquemes per a compartir secrets
(in Catalan, Secret Sharing Schemes).
UPC (1998).
PhD Thesis

Vulnerabilitat en famílies òptimes de digrafs per al
disseny de xarxes d'interconnexió (in Catalan).
PhD Thesis, UPC (1994).
Advisor: Paz Morillo.
Other Research Activities

Member of the Editorial Board of
Designs, Codes and Cryptography.

Member of the Editorial Review Board of
International Journal of Computer Mathematics,
Section A.
 Program Chair of
The 7th International Conference on
Information Theoretic Security, ICITS 2013.
Singapore, 2013.

Member of the Program Committee of the Conferences:

2nd International Conference
on Information Systems Security and Privacy, ICISSP 2016.
Rome, Italy, 2016.

8th International Conference on InformationTheoretic Security,
ICITS 2015.
Lugano, Switzerland, 2015.

1st International Conference
on Information Systems Security and Privacy, ICISSP 2015.
Angers, France, 2015.

9th Conference on Security and Cryptography for Networks, SCN 2014
.
Amalfi, Italy, 2015.

The 15th International Workshop
on Information Security Applications,
WISA 2014.
Jeju Island, Korea, 2014.

CoOrganizer of the Workshop on
Mathematics of InformationTheoretic Cryptography.
Intitute for Mathematical Sciences &
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, September 2016.

CoOrganizer of the Workshop and School on
Mathematics of InformationTheoretic Cryptography.
Lorentz Center, Leiden, The Netherlands, May 2013.

CoOrganizer of the
Workshop on Mathematics of InformationTheoretic Cryptography.
Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM),
UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA, March 2011.
Complete list of other research activities
Teaching
I have taught many different subjects at UPC:

in the
Faculty of Mathematics and Statistics:
Graph Theory, Differential Geometry 1,
Differential Geometry 2, Distributed Cryptography,
Topics on Mathematics for Engineering
(Introduction to Fourier Analysis), and Calculus 1.
 in the
Telecommunication Engineering School:
Calculus 1, Calculus 2, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra,
and Mathematics for Telecommunication (Introduction to Fourier Analysis).
In the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, NTU,
I taught the graduate course
Discrete Methods (MAS711) from 2011 to 2014.
In MayJune 2012, I taught a short course entitled
Applications of Combinatorics to
InformationTheoretic Cryptography
at the Central European University, Budapest.
The lecture notes for this course are available
here.
Teaching Publications
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Carles Padró on March 6, 2000.
Last Update: January 17, 2016