Seminar Global democracy, CrowdLaw, and the role of digital technologies

On 21/11 we will have the seminar "Global democracy, CrowdLaw, and the role of digital technologies" by José Luis Martí, Vice-rector of innovation and Associate Professor of law and political philosophy at UPF.
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Presentation at the first SOMMA Gender event in CNIO

On October 29th we had the first gender event of the network of Severo Ochoa and María de Maeztu centers at the National Center on Cancer Research (CNIO), as part of the working groups we are pushing in this context (together with BCAM around Open Science, where we had the first SOMMA Open Science Day in April, and together with ICTA-UAB and CNIO on gender).
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Gergely Neu awarded with the first Bosch Young Researcher Award for his excellent achievements in Reinforcement Learning

Gergely Neu awarded with the first Bosch Young Researcher Award or his excellent achievements in Reinforcement Learning
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“D-TIPS”, Design Thinking in Primary Schools, new project coordinated by the TIDE research group

D-TIPS aims to equip primary school teachers with the appropriate tools and methods to impart the design thinking approach to children in Europe.
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MiWEndo Solutions, a spin-off to improve the endoscopy outcomes for the early detection and prevention of colorectal cancer using microwave imaging

Supported by UPF, the UPC, Hospital Clínic and ICREA, it will use microwave technology to automate the detection of polyps during colonoscopies.
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PhD Student Jordina Torrents Barrena is awarded for her Doctoral Thesis at the 5th Edition of the Big Data & AI Talent Awards 2019

The "Big Data & AI Talent Awards 2019" are given in the framework of the Big Data & AI Congress, a reference event in the field of big data analytics and artificial intelligence. It is organized by Big Data CoE and takes place every year in Barcelona.
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Examination of conscience on the role of engineering in sustainable development

A professional engineer becomes aware that their profession involves two dimensions: a technical one (knowledge and skills), and a social one (values, goals and principles). A study conducted by three engineers, Josep Maria Basart (UAB), Mireia Farrús (UPF) and Montse Serra (UOC) presented in an article published in September in the journal IEEE Technology and Society Magazine
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Children engage in designing full-body interactive experiences through the FUBImethod

Narcís Pares, a member of the Cognitive Media Technologies research group of the Department of Information and Communication Technologies (DTIC) at UPF, is working on a research line known as "full-body interaction". At his laboratory, he designs different applications based on such interaction in order to study the mediation of experiences. In these contexts, FUBImethod represents a new...
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BLENDI, Blended Learning for Inclusion, new project with the TIDE research group

Students from disadvantaged and/or migrant backgrounds have fewer opportunities in accessing digital technologies and in the ways they use these technologies. In turn, this situation leads to students’ less participation in several aspects of society such as economic, social, political, cultural, spatial and institutional.
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"Makers a les aules 2019-2010" kicks off, offering STEAM education to more than 200 primary school students and teachers

The 2019-20 edition of "Makers a les aules" kicked off on October 9th at our Campus, with the presence of the schools participating in this year's edition.
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2018 Artificial Intelligence Dissertation Award from the European Artificial Intelligence Association awarded to Javier Segovia

The 2018 Artificial Intelligence Dissertation Award sponsored by EurAI, the European Artificial Intelligence Association has been awarded to Javier Segovia Aguas, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain for his thesis: Program Synthesis for Generalized Planning (available at UPF e-repository) under the supervision of Anders Jonsson (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain).
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Launching the industrial training program of the Music Technology Group

This new program offers the opportunity for companies to shape the education of the Master in Sound and Music Computing by incorporating their technological needs in the work to be done by the students
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Best paper award at the Student Workshop in RANLP2019 for Kim Cheng Sheang (NLP group)

The sixth edition of the workshop which was held during the main RANLP 2019 conference days on 2-4 September 2019. The conference and the workshop will take again place at the Black Sea city of Varna, Bulgaria. The presented work is "Multilingual Complex Word Identification: Convolutional Neural Networks with Morphological and Linguistic Features"
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DTIC-UPF workshops at the next Maker Faire Barcelona 2019

Fighting risks at social networks. Algorithms and biases (Research Group on Interactive and Distributed Technologies for Education, COURAGE project) and How technology and music can improve learning performance (Music Technology Group & Interactive & Distributed Technologies for Education Group, TROMPA project), participation of DTIC-UPF in next Maker Faire Barcelona
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Pablo Accuosto receives the Best Paper Award at ACL ArgMining 2019

Pablo Accuosto has received the Best Paper Award sponsored by IBM in the 6th ACL Workshop on Argument Mining for the work Accuosto P, Saggion H. Transferring knowledge from discourse to arguments: A case study with scientific abstracts. 6th ACL Workshop on Argument Mining
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Music learning tunes in to the wisdom of sports methodologies

The EU-funded TELMI project developed a complementary alternative based on interactive software. Essentially, the software tracks and visually represents the students’ movements, while also monitoring the sound, in both cases giving immediate feedback.
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2nd Fetal Cardiac Function Symposium – October 8th at DTIC-UPF

The 2nd Fetal Cardiac Function Symposium will be organized in Barcelona (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) on Tuesday October 8th, 2019. It will address the latest imaging and image analysis approaches towards assessing and understanding cardiac function during fetal life. This will include a detailed discussion on the relation between cardiac (micro-) structure and function and the influence of...
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14th European Echocardiography Course - October 9th - 12th at DTIC-UPF

The 14th European Echocardiography Course on Congenital Heart Disease will be organised in Barcelona (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), from Wednesday October 9th to Saturday October 12th, 2019. This course is aimed for pediatricians and cardiologists as well as sonographers with interest in congenital heart diseases by providing an extensive overview on Echocardiography in Congenital Heart Disease.
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Videos from the HUMAINT workshop on the impact of Artificial Intelligence in healthcare available

The videos from the workshop on the impact of artificial intelligence in healthcare held at DIC-UPF on July 5th are now available
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“Education for Transformation”, collaboration with the TIDE research group with UNESCOCAT

On 11 July, the Escola Virolai school in Barcelona held the presentation of the project that includes the development of a quality framework for Project-Based Learning focusing on the Sustainable Development Goals with the use of the ILDE platform
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