the PARITY project
University of Deusto
The University of Deusto (www.deusto.es) first opened its doors in 1886. Its birth was the result of the combined concerns and cultural interests of the Basque Country, which wished to have a university of its own, and of the Jesuit Fathers. The chosen site was Bilbao, a bustling seaport and commercial city that at the time was enjoying considerable industrial growth. Today the University of Deusto has two campuses located in the Basque Country's major coastal cities: Bilbao and San Sebastian. The University of Deusto (Legal Name: Universidad de la Iglesia de Deusto) is a private and fully recognized university with about 2000 employees, of which over half are teaching and research staff, and more than 10,000 students. An important point in the University of Deusto research agenda is the encouragement of research teams in order to boost their growth and excellence, and the increase in participation in research networks. Within the Faculty of Engineering at the university, we find DeustoTech (www.deustotech.eu) which is a department for applied research in new technologies. Since 2005 DeustoTech mission is to support the ICT activity in business and society through research, the development of technologies, innovation, and knowledge transfer. We focus our activity around TRLs 2-7 and articulate it into three applied fields: “Artificial Intelligence”, “Pervasive Computing” and “Data Analytics, System Security and Cloud Computing”. We are characterized by working with data of heterogeneous nature, throughout its life cycle and in compliance with ethical principles and humanists who define the University of Deusto.