Sena Beste Ercan, with her poster "Assessing Interaction Design that Facilitates Synchronicity in a Full-Body Mixed Reality System" has been selected as the winner of the María de Maeztu Prize for Interdisciplinarity in Research, endowed with 1.400 EUR to promote her research. Congrats!  

By Jacopo Epifanio.   In Greek mythology, the chimera is a monster composed of several parts of different animals: it resembles a lion in the forepart, a goat in the middle, and a dragon behind. In the context of dynamical systems, chimera states are intriguing phenomena of coexistence between synchronous and asynchronous motion. They have firstly been observed in...

Freesound has published its 2023 sustainability report. The platform continues developing a balanced financial sustainability model, based on contributions by UPF, research grants, commercialisation and user donation.

Unpacking Polarization: Antagonism and Alignment in Signed Networks of Online Interaction is the invited talk by Emma Fraxanet  at the Signed Relations and Structural Balance in Complex Systems: From Data to Models Workshop, to take place between May 15-17 2024 at ETH Zurich. Publication: Unpacking polarization: Antagonism and Alignment in Signed Networks of Online...

Founded in 1990, UPF is a public university based in Barcelona that is highly competitive in research and aims to transform education to respond to future challenges. The University carries out this activity in eight disciplines spread across three campuses (health and life sciences, political and social sciences, communication, law, economics and business, engineering and information...

The UPF PhD program on ICT at DTIC-UPF offers advanced training in a broad range of topics in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). This is an innovative program, unique in Catalonia and Spain in terms of its content, which aims to provide a bridge between various disciplines in this field, like computational biology and biomedical systems, multimedia...

Neurocognitive Music Therapy - Intersecting Music, Medicine and Technology for Health and Well-Being New book by Rafael Ramirez-Melendez , from the Music Technology Group at DTIC-UPF https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-031-48635-7     📖#NewBook! 'Neurocognitive Music Therapy' by Dr. Rafael Ramírez-Meléndez from @mtg_upf 🗣️"The book provides an overview...

5 contributions by members of the Center for Studies UPF in Artificial and Natural Intelligence (CeSANI) at NeurIPS 2023, 4 of them from DTIC-UPF.  Provably Efficient Offline Reinforcement Learning in Regular Decision Processes. Roberto_Cipollone, Anders Jonsson, Alessandro Ronca, Mohammad Sadegh Talebi. Asymmetric Norms to Approximate...

This is the first Erasmus Mundus coordinated by UPF, through its Department of Information and Communication Technologies, which has a recognized track record in the field of artificial intelligence. The master’s degree is promoted by a European consortium that includes a further three leading universities in AI: Sapienza of Rome (Italy), Radboud (Netherlands), and Ljubljana (Slovenia). ...

Today, technological advancement has transformed the way we live, work and communicate. The growing dependence on technology and the increase in cyber threats have highlighted the need for highly trained professionals in the field of cybersecurity. It is in this context that the proposal to implement a cybersecurity chair arises, with the aim of training future experts in the field...

DTIC-UPF, within the framework of the Fractus-UPF Chair in Technology Transfer and 6G, and the University of California at Irvine (UCI) are working on the creation of a new technological system that will allow, in case of fire, to deploy a fleet of intelligent drones, which will work in a network and in a coordinated manner, to automatically perform fire control and monitoring tasks. The...

EUTOPIA MORE has announced the approval of the first round of selection for Connected Community leads. In the case of UPF, Miquel Oliver, professor in the Department of Information and Communication Technologies, has been selected to lead the Community of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The submitted proposals were unanimously approved by the central team of the EUTOPIA MORE Working Package...

VIDAA, a project led by Dr. Oscar Cámara, director of the Physense research group, of the BCN Med Tech research unit and Dean of the UPF School of Engineering, is a web platform that, based on anonymised CT (Computerised Axial Tomography) images, allows clinical studies to be carried out with virtual hearts. The platform is used to plan heart surgery. Currently, these types of operations are...

Antonia Alomar Adrover and Emma Fraxanet shared the 2023 Maria de Maeztu Prize for Interdisciplinarity in Research, part of the DTIC Doctoral Student Workshop. The award was selected by a commission composed by members of the MdM Executive Board and the UPF Center for Studies on Planetary Wellbeing. Antonia's research Perinatal 3D face reconstruction and analysis for early stage diagnosis of...

The new research unit TESI – Technology, Society, Interactions – has been created to support the research at the intersection of human-computer interaction, social computing, network and computer applications, ethics, and their interactions with interdisciplinary areas of social relevance, such as education. TESI builds on the research groups TIDE (Interactive and distributed technologies for...

The Equality Commission at DTIC resumed activity in 2023 on March 23rd, with a first meeting of its members, where the priorities for 2023 and beyond were discussed. The Equality Commission at DTIC is currently composed by: Teaching and Research Staff: Núria Sebastian (president) Coloma Ballester Laura Becerra Davinia Hernández-Leo Administrative Staff: Sonia Espí...

The tournament will take place between the end of April and the end of June. Matches will be played 4x4 on weekdays at 18h and 19h.    Check your e-mail for details!

This course will provide an in-depth introduction to recent Reinforcement Learning (RL) techniques and algorithms. The program can be found here. The practical sessions will also help the students improve their practical RL skills. Details at https://rlsummerschool.com/

Catalonia will host one of the four new units of the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS), the pan-European network of excellence in artificial intelligence that connects the best researchers in the field of AI in Europe. The new ELLIS Barcelona Unit will become the third largest unit in the quarantine that make up the network and represents a guarantee of the high...

The FINDHR project deals with algorithmic hiring, meaning the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the recruitment of job candidates. AI may be the hiring tool of the future, but it could come with the old relics of discrimination. In order to awaken awareness of discrimination risks in AI, the FINDHR consortium will prepare a specialized training course and a masterclass. The course is free...