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.
Wisibilízalas, the contest launched to students (boys and girls) in Spain to work on spanish female profiles currently working on he digital economy, has received the special distinction from the COEINF (the professional association of Computer Science Engineers) the equit@t contest, organised by the Open University of Catalonia (UOC) to recognise the best initiatives in Spain, Portugal and Latin America that seek to increase the visibility of women in technology.
KOLUMBA, prototype web-based e-mail client for people with disabilities, awarded at Web for All congress
KOLUMBA, a prototype web-based e-mail client for people with intelectual disabilities developed in the context of the Able to Include project, awarded the Best Communication Award at W4A conference (2-4 April, Perth, Australia)
Dmytro Derkach, Adrià Ruiz and Federico Sukno (CMTech) won the FG2017 Head Pose Estimation Challenge at FG2017
Dmytro Derkach, Adrià Ruiz and Federico Sukno (CMTech) won the FG2017 Head Pose Estimation Challenge at FG2017 with a system that is able to estimate head pose using only depth information from consumer RGB-D cameras such as Kinect 2
‘TextDigester’, an application that automatically generates textual summaries presented by Francesco Ronzano (Natural Language Technologies Group at DTIC), has won the ‘I Language Technologies Hackathon’. The final took place in the context of the ‘4 Years From Now’ event. Francesco received the award from the Secretary of State for the Information Society and Digital Agenda, José María Lasalle.
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.
Department of Information and Communication Technologies, UPF