The Maria de Maeztu Strategic Research Program of the Department of Information and Communication Technologies (DTIC) at UPF is focused on data-driven knowledge extraction, boosting synergistic research initiatives across our different research areas: (1) cognitive and intelligent systems, (2) audiovisual technologies, (3) networks and communications, and (4) computational biomedicine.

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ERC Consolidator Grants awarded to Albert Guillén and Toni Ivorra

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Toni Ivorra and Albert Guillén with their prestigious Consolidator Grants, to support the projects "Electronic AXONs: wireless microstimulators based on electronic rectification of epidermically applied currents" and ”Information Theory with Uncertain Laws” during the next 5 years.


The IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM) 2016 - Dec 12-15, Barcelona

The IEEE International Conference on Data Mining series (ICDM) takes place in Barcelona between Dec 12-15 with the involvement of several members of DTIC-UPF in its organization.


Celebrating the Science Week! Collaborative and participatory data-driven social action

Between Nov 11th-20th the Science Week takes place in Catalonia (Setmana de la Ciència). Our Department joins the celebration with collaborative activities with a wide range of stakeholders, most of them in the context of strengthening the role of academia in collaborative and participatory actions linked to our Strategic Research Program.


The 13th European Workshop on Reinforcement Learning

The 13th European workshop on reinforcement learning (EWRL 2016) invites reinforcement-learning researchers to participate in the newest edition of this world class event. It takes place at UPF on December 3rd-4th. The workshop is organised by Gergely Neu, Vicenç Gómez (both from the AI group at DTIC-UPF) and Csaba Szepesvari.


Seminar on music knowledge extraction using machine learning

Taking advantage of the researchers coming to Barcelona for the NIPS conference (, we are organizing this small and informal seminar at the UPF. The goal is to have an open discussion on various topics related to machine learning applied to music, but putting special emphasis on the knowledge extraction aspects of it. Registration open.

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Department of Information and Communication Technologies, UPF

Tànger building (Comunication-Poblenou campus)
Tànger, 122-140
08018 Barcelona



Xavier Serra - Scientific director

Aurelio Ruiz - Management

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