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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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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A new audio plugin by Le Sound with which to transform Freesound content

Le Sound, an audio plugin manufacturer based in France, has released AudioTexture Free, a free version of their AudioTexture plugin that allows to generate infinite sounds, variations or loops based on Freesound content.
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Poster Call for Deep Learning Barcelona Symposium

If you have a publication which involves deep learning, you may be interested in presenting your work as a poster in the deep learning Barcelona Symposium (DLBCN), taking part this year shortly before Christmas. Details can be found here: https://sites.google.com/view/dlbcn2018/posters Check the full program at https://sites.google.com/view/dlbcn2018
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"Makers a les Aules" (Makers in the classrooms) presentation to educational centers

Today we presented the "Makers a les Aules" (Makers in the classrooms) project to educational centers. Participants include educational managers and teachers from eleven different schools and educational administration.
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Creation of new datasets for monophonic, melody, bass and multi-f0 pitch tracking in collaboration with NYU

Five new(ish) datasets for research on monophonic, melody, bass and multi-f0 pitch tracking have been released as part of the ISMIR 2017 publication An analysis/synthesis framework for automatic f0 annotation of multitrack datasets, J. Salamon, R. M. Bittner, J. Bonada, J. J. Bosch, E. Gómez, and J. P. Bello. In 18th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, Suzhou,...
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Seminar by the Scientists Dating Forum: linking science, politics, society and economics

On Nov 8th, the Scientists Dating Forum (SciDF) will present to the community in DTIC their approach to have researchers more actively involved in society, SciDF is a science-based association created in 2016 in Barcelona. SciDF aims to strengthen the interactions of scientists with politics, society and economics by fostering dialogue and community building.
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Best student paper at CVCS 2018

On September 20th 2018 the paper "Photorealistic style transfer for cinema shoots" authored by Itziar Zabaleta and Marcelo Bertalmío, has been awarded the Best Student Paper Award at the 9th Colour and Visual Computing Symposium 2018 (CVCS 2018).
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Science and beers are back! Join next event on October 11th

On Thursday October 11th the second Science and beers at the Department will take place! Following the success of the first Science and Beers, this informal meeting place consolidates as a meeting place to get to know research conducted at the department and interact with their colleagues, with a special focus on the integration of 1st year students (this Science & Beers will be the opening...
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TIDE at the European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning: from workshops to the Best Demo Award!

Laia Albó and Davinia Hernández-Leo (TIDE, UPF) attended this week the 13th European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning, where they presented a short and a demo paper. Both papers related to the edCrumble design tool for blended learning. The demo won the Best Demo Award! In addition, the group took part in different workshops in co-creation and open science
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Leveraging Cloud Technology for Healthcare and Biomedicine: Rocket and other Prominent Examples

In this article, we will discuss cloud technology, and its application in the context of healthcare and biomedicine. We’ll also review Rocket, which is a cloud-based platform for managing and analyzing biomedical information. Lastly, we’ll wrap up with a brief overview of three additional cloud-based tools that are useful for healthcare and/or biomedicine purposes.
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Follow the activity of the Music Technology Group in its new linkedin page

The Music Technology Group has created a new page in Linkedin to enhance the visibility of its activities and promote the group especially within the industrial world. You can follow it here: https://www.linkedin.com/company/music-technology-group/
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Call for papers for the ISBI/IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging

Paper submissions open for the ISBI/IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging. Miguel Ángel González Ballester (SIMBIOsys group, BCN Med-Tech center at the Department) chairs the program, together with María Ledesma (UPM)
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The contribution of Vicent Caselles to the world of mathematics and its application to image processing

Paper published by the Catalan Society of Mathematics reviewing the most important contributions of Vicent Caselles to the field of mathematics and their application to the image processing field.
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Best summarization system at CL-SciSumm 2018 challenge at BIRNDL by the TALN-UPF team

The UPF team, composed by Ahmed Abura’ed, Alex Bravo and Horacio Saggion, in collaboration with Luis Chiruzzo from Universidad de la República (Uruguay), developed several systems to participate in the challenge, described in “LaSTUS/TALN+INCO @ CL-SciSumm 2018 - Using Regression and Convolutions for Cross-document Semantic Linking and Summarization of Scholarly Literature”, where they obtaind...
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MobileHCI 2018 conference at UPF

MobileHCI 2018 will take place at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Ciutadella Campus) and welcomes contributions related to any aspect of HCI technology, experience, methodology, and theory—or any mix thereof, and beyond, and solicits proposals for workshops, demonstrations, tutorials, and industrial case study papers.
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Open Science in Technology-Enhanced Learning: 1st EATEL/ECTEL Workshop on the “Profession”

This workshop invites 1-2 page submissions that present Open Science practices in our domain and discuss the benefits and challenges of Open Science as it applies to TEL. For example, submissions can explain successful cases of doing Open Science in their research (research groups and labs, PhD work, research project, etc.) and discuss obstacles they are facing, strategies they have developed,...
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RoboShop, an autonomous robot that performs inventories and locates objects by radio frequency

ABSTRACT: A project that was begun in June and will be carried out over the next three years by Rafael Pous, principal investigator of the Ubiquitous Computing Applications Laboratory and technology company Keonn as coordinator, for use in shops and in the Internet of Things.
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