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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New grant by the Data Transparency Lab for a tool for fair rankings in search

The Data Transparency Lab (DTL) will fund 6 projects in its 2017 call with a 50,000 euro grant to support a new breed of transparency software. FA*IR: A tool for fair rankings in search, proposed by the team composed by Meike Zehlike (Technische Universität Berlin), Francesco Bonchi (ISI Foundation // Eurecat), Carlos Castillo (Eurecat // UPF), Sara Hajian (Eurecat), Ricardo Baeza-Yates (UPF) and Odej Kao (Technische Universität Berlin), is among the recipients of this initiative sponsored by entities such as AT&T, INRIA, IPVanish, MIT Connection Science, Mozilla, privateinternetacces, RedMorph and Telefónica.


Jorge Lobo receives Best Paper Award at SACMAT 2017

The work “A Datalog Framework for Modeling Relationship-based Access Control Policies”, authored by Jorge Lobo and Edelmira Pasarella (UPC) has received the Best Paper Award at ACM SACMAT 2017, the ACM Symposium on Access Control Models and Technologies celebrated in Indianapolis, USA, on June 21st – 23rd


HDR4EU, a new H2020 Innovation Action coordinated by UPF with the leading cinema industries

The main goal of HDR4EU is to position EU companies in the creative sector as world leaders in the emerging HDR format by producing a set of professional tools, techniques and guidelines allowing for an HDR ecosystem to emerge, yielding a notably superior viewer experience in terms of image quality and content personalization.


Second ERC Proof of Concept grant awarded to Xavier Serra

The European Research Council has awarded Xavier Serra a Proof of Concept grant to complement the CompMusic project. This new project will be dedicated to promote the exploitation of a number of technologies that can support on-line music education.


New awards for PhD students at the Department

Jordi Pons receives the AI grant given by Nad Friedman. Jordina Torrents, recipient of the Google Women Techmakers Award. Ishari Amarashinge granted a Grace Hooper Student Scholarship.  

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