Future Songwriting, a European project on music education involving the participation of the Music Technology research group

The project explores a music education concept created in Finland. The Music and Machine Learning Lab, led by Rafael Ramírez at the Department of Information and Communication Technologies, will provide some of the technology for the project and will examine the similarities and differences in the musical creative process of different countries.
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Ethical boundaries in social media research

Carlos Castillo, professor at our Department and coordinator of the Web Science and Social Computing Group, gave a seminar on ethics working with social media, as part of the PhD program. The talk was based on: Tutorial on Social Data Biases Alexandra Olteanu, Carlos Castillo, Fernando Diaz, and Emre Kiciman (2016). Social Data: Biases, Methodological Pitfalls, and Ethical Boundaries....
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First formal meeting between the Minister Pedro Duque and the alliance of Severo Ochoa centres and María de Maeztu units, SOMMa

On past Monday, February the 11th, took place a formal meeting at the highest level between representatives of the ministry and the Severo Ochoa – María de Maeztu alliance (SOMMa). The gathering, that took place in the context of the visit of the Minister to the ALBA synchrotron, certified the first formal meeting between the alliance and the Minister Mr Pedro Duque.
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Study finds if muscle tension has impact on stability of the standing posture

A study by Simone Tassani, Miguel Ángel González Ballester and Jérôme Noailly, members of BCN MedTech, with the participation of Josep M. Font-Llagunes, a researcher at the UPC, published in the journal Gait & Posture.
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Introducing AI to city administrators - Eurocities Knowledge Society Forum

The Eurocities Knowledge Society Forum meeting was held in Barcelona on 23-25 January 2019. The meeting focused on technological sovereignty and artificial intelligence and its potential application in city management and urban services.
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The 2018 GirlsTech summer course at the American Space

The main objective of this Summer Camp was to introduce students to the basic concepts of design thinking, augmented reality and digital fabrication. The participants were able to create their own digital narratives based on an imaginary world behind the books of the Library Ignasi Iglésias – Can Fabra. They co-created physical objects and audiovisual content using different tools (Scratch,...
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Open Science Award to Alp Öktem – the Heroes Corpus Dataset

I have used the 2018 MdM Open Science award for the collection of a prosodically annotated parallel speech audio dataset called Heroes Corpus.
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Freesound 2018 in numbers

Take a look at the main statistics of Freesound during 2018.
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Denoising of Photographic Images and Video, new book by Marcelo Bertalmío

Denoising of Photographic Images and Video, new book by Marcelo Bertalmío
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Itziar Zabaleta (UPF-IP4EC) receives best student paper award at the 2018 Colour and Visual Computing Symposium

Itziar Zabaleta Razquin received best student paper award at the 2018 Colour and Visual Computing Symposium for her work on photorealistic style-transfer presented there. The work provides a method for transferring the color graded look of a reference image to a RAW source image while introducing no image artifacts and maintaining a low computational cost.
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Jordina Torrents, PhD student at BCN MedTech, wins the “Dona TIC Revelació 2018” award

Jordina Torrents, PhD student of BCN MedTech, was awarded in the category of “Dona TIC Revelació 2018”. The Honorable Mr. Jordi Puigneró, Conseller of Digital Policies and Public Administration, was in charge of giving her the award. This award is a recognition for Jordina’s work in the field of biomedical engineering.
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DTIC Innovations at the EU Innovation Radar

The Innovation Radar is a European Commission initiative to identify high potential innovations and innovators in EU-funded research and innovation projects. All the innovations detected for UPF at this date belong to DTIC projects. The 29 innovations represent 15% of all innovations found in Barcelona.
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Summary of 2018 at the Music Technology Group

This blog post aims to overview the work done at the MTG during 2018, highlighting what we consider to be most relevant.
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How Open Source Technology is Transforming Healthcare and Biomedicine

Open source software and open hardware are growing in influence across healthcare as low-cost alternatives to proprietary solutions. In biomedicine, for example, the Open BioMedical Initiative (OBM) is a non-profit initiative that promotes increased access to and distribution of biomedical technologies through the open source development of software and the production of open hardware.
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New online courses on flamenco, indian and chinese musical traditions

Two new online courses have been released in the last term in 2018: Cante Flamenco Tech and India and China through their music
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Research stay in Mexico City (Francesc Wilhelmi)

Francesc Wilhelmi shares his current experience at Universidad Nacional de México as a research stay in his PhD program
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Artificial Intelligence: A European perspective

Today Emilia Gómez will give a talk about the impact of artificial intelligence in an event to present the JRC policy report on "Artificial Intelligence: A European perspective" as well as an anticipation of the AI Watch platform, which monitors the development, uptake, and socio-economic impact of AI in Europe.
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New staff and promotions at the Department!

We have some new promotions and hirings at the Department! - Ralph Andrzejak, head of the Nonlinear Time Series Analysis Group, becomes Professor (Catedràtic Contractat) - Anders Jonsson, head of the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Group, and Ernest Montbrió, head of the Neuronal Dynamics Research Group, become Associate Professors (Professors Agregats) - Ana Freire, Ricardo...
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An algorithm might indicate which patients can benefit from cardiac resynchronization therapy

According to the results of an international study led by Bart Bijnens, ICREA research professor and coordinator of the PhySense research group of the BCN MedTech, published in the European Journal of Heart Failure conducted on 1,106 patients diagnosed with heart failure.
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Researchers of BCN MedTech win a "Special Mention of Excellence" award at the VII Meeting of the National Chapter of the ESB

Simone Tassani, researcher of BCN MedTech, presented the work of his student Irene Cuenca entitled “Linear elastic micro-finite element model of trabecular bone using Euler’s critical stress to model buckling bone’s failure” and received the “Special Mention of excellence” award
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