Rocket: a unified platform aimed at assisting clinicians, allowing them to store, visualize and process different types of clinical data

Which is being implemented in developing countries with high mortality in fetal medicine and which is expected to be an indispensable tool in the prevention of sudden hereditary death. The development has had the support of different European projects, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the project “Development of the Rocket platform for collaborative clinical studies” under the María de...
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Contest for teachers working on Blended Design Learning

The TIDE research group on Learning Technologies of Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona has created a "Blended Learning Design" contest to promote the creation and sharing of learning designs (documented lessons plans / teaching practices) in the ILDE/edCrumble learning design platform. The Best Design is awarded with the corresponding certificate and 800 €. There will be two mentions with 200...
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Applications of Machine Learning for Medical Technology

In this article, we discussed the relevance of machine learning in modern healthcare. We reviewed advantages and disadvantages of using machine learning in healthcare scenarios, and provided a few examples where machine learning is leveraged to improve healthcare, for example, where machine learning from fetal flow waveforms is used to help identify mothers in risk of stillbirth and related...
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The Severo Ochoa Centres and Maria de Maeztu Units Alliance aims at promoting Spanish science of excellence, and safeguarding its competitiveness

The creation of SOMMa, the Severo Ochoa Centres and Maria de Maeztu Units Alliance, will allow research centres and units to increase their impact, foster their cooperation and work as a network, and enrich the R+D system as a whole
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GPU server for training deep learning models with TensorFlow

As part of the award received in the PhD workshop 2017 and donations by Nvidia, Jordi Pons is setting up a deep learning server.
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HUMAINT, project led by Emilia Gómez at the JRC to understand the impact of AI on human behaviour, kicks off

HUMAINT is an interdisciplinary project led by Emilia Gómez within the JRC's Centre for Advanced Studies aiming to understand the impact of machine intelligence on human behaviour, with a focus on cognitive capabilities and decision making. The kick-off workshop took place on March 5-6 at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, involving a community of experts in cognitive science, machine learning,...
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Test of time award WSDM 2018 to 2008 paper with Carlos Castillo

TEST-OF-TIME AWARD awarded by the ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM2018) to a paper on quality of social media postings presented at WSDM 2008 with Carlos Castillo (now leader of the Web Science and Social Computing Group at DTIC-UPF, Yahoo! Research Barcelona at that time), with Eugene Agichtein, Debora Donato, Aristides Gionis and Gilad Mishne.
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Awards at the MWC2018 Language Technologies Hackathon

Two solutions proposed by the Natural Language Processing Research Group at DTIC have been awarded at the NLP Hackathon organised by Red.es in collaboration with the Secretariat of State for the Information Society and the Digital Agenda.
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IEEE SIG in learning technology data standards chaired by Davinia Hernández-Leo

The Special Interest Group on Learning Technologies Data Standards, chaired by Davinia Hernández-Leo, is focused on reflecting about the needs for learning technology standards and data standards to support learning engineering. The reflection is done through conversation about areas where there are barriers to the successful deployment of existing standards.
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Facial features, illnesses and computer vision

In this article, we will review work by Federico Sukno and others in the context of the correlation between specific facial features and various illnesses. We will review a few examples for such correlations, show Face3D project's model for detailed analysis of facial morphology, and discuss their proposed measurement methods and their efficiency. Finally, we will outline the potential social...
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Finalists at CHI Student Design Competition - good luck!

A new project from the Full Body Interaction Lab has advanced to the second round of judging in an international competition held by the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI).
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Making digital fabrication accessible to all

Two recent projects, Makers for inclusion and Àgora 4.0, will fight the emerging gap created by the possibilities offered by digital fabrication technologies
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Seminars by Pablo Aragón at Univ of Oxford on Characterizing participation in online discussion platform - Oxford Internet Inst Visiting Fellowship

As part of Pablo Aragón's stay in Oxford following the Oxford Internet Institute Visiting Fellowship started in January 2018, he has given a couple of introductory seminars which summarise his progress so far on his PhD thesis
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Deep learning architectures for music audio classification: a personal (re)view - Talk by Jordi Pons at UPC DL Winter Seminar

Jordi Pons was invited to participate at the Deep Learning for Speech and Language Winter Seminar at the UPC. The talk was centered in his recent work on music audio tagging, which is available on arXiv and is summarized in these previous posts: deep learning architectures for music audio classification, and deep end-to-end learning for music audio tagging at Pandora.
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Dorcas Muthoni, doctor honoris causa - summary of the award ceremony

Soon it will be available the seminar "The power of giving, my career and impacting the communities I serve"   in this link . In this speech, Dorcas Muthoni summarised her past achievements and future plans. It was very inspirational for the community to learn about her achievements, started 15 years ago , in topics which we have been much more recently designing strategic lines,...
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Talk by Horacio Saggion at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence on NLP for the scientific domain

Horacio Saggion was invited at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) to give the talk "Mining and Enriching Scientific Text Collections" on September 15 2017
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Open call for collaborations with UPF Dept. of Experimental and Health Sciences

The second call for projects in cooperation with the Department of Health and Life Sciences (CEXS) at UPF, also recognised as a María de Maeztu Unit, was launched this month and is open until 30/11.
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Open PhD positions - INPhINIT, “la Caixa” Doctoral Fellowship Programme

The INPhINIT programme has launched its second call. INPhINIT recruits per call 57 Early-Stage Researchers of any nationality, who enjoy a 3-year employment contract at the Research Centre of their choice among those selected and awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness ("Severo Ochoa" centres of excellence and "Maria de Maeztu" units of excellence) and the Spanish...
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#MyEcoMob Datathon for high-school students

How can we use data to improve the mobility of our cities? This is the challenge posed to high-school student by #myEcoMob datathon. Details and registration here
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Democratic innovation guided by simulated models

Video (in catalan) where Vicenç Gómez explains the approach used to model social activities in networks such as Decidim
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