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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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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Personal AMA interview for the María de Maeztu program & AI Grant, by Jordi Pons

Here my first personal AMA interview! But wait, what’s an AMA interview? AMA stands for “Ask Me Anything” in Reddit jargon. After reading this interview you will know a bit more about my life and way of thinking This interview is a dissemination effort done by the María de Maeztu program (who funds my PhD research), and the AI Grant (who supports our Freesound Datasets project). Let’s start!
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3 years of the María de Maeztu gender and ICT program at DTIC-UPF

Started in late 2015 as a result of the reflection process driven by the preparation of the gender action plan of the María de Maeztu (MdM) proposal, the MdM gender and ICT program at DTIC-UPF aims at contributing to a balanced gender composition in the ICT domain in the future. The ICT world replicates the unequal representation of women at leading senior levels but, unlike most other areas,...
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Summary of expenditures 2016 - 2017

In this blog entry, we review the procedures to assign María de Maeztu funds and its distribution across projects in the period 2016-17.
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Transversal actions 2016-17: Innovation

The María de Maeztu program aimed at establishing transversal projects that contribute to an increased impact of the research activities conducted at the Department, both at international and at local level. This post covers the work done to improve the exploitation of research results and to explore and support novel ways to interact with the industry.
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Transversal actions 2016-2017: Scientific events

The María de Maeztu program aimed at establishing transversal projects that contribute to an increased impact of the research activities conducted at the Department, both at international and at local level. In a series of blog posts we will cover the advance across three different segments: Scientific community (this post), Industrial communities, open science and innovation, and...
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The novel equipment for data-driven research

Having cutting-edge equipment is a pre-requisite to conduct high-quality research in the ICT domain (such as computing, robotics and sensoring or specialised audiovisual equipment). This post describes some of the novel equipment available of the department that supports data-driven research
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Developing a department of open scholars

The concepts of open science and open innovation are in continuous evolution, and their promotion requires context-specific and adaptable solutions to advance successfully. This report shows this evolution in the context of the DTIC-UPF María de Maeztu program. The evolution can be also perceived following the entries from the start of the program (blog post Day Zero), the previous report for...
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Understanding the semantics of emojis could prevent gender and race stereotypes present in our society

Francesco Barbieri, a member of the Natural Language Technologies research group, is co-author of this paper, presented at the 7th Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics, held on 5 and 6 June in New Orleans (USA) for which it analysed more than 22 million geotagged tweets in the United States.
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Thesis proposals with Wikipedia and Zenodo

In addition to the support of the traditional technology and knowledge transfer mechanisms available at UPF, the María de Maeztu Strategic Research Program aims at contributing to bidirectional transfer models aligned with the Open Science and Open Innovation movements. In this context, the program has its own Open Science and Innovation program which supports the transition between research...
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Scientific publications in 2016-2017

A key indicator about the performance of a María de Maeztu Unit is the number and quality of the scientific publications produced. In this period, the researchers in the unit published 262 journal articles, 86% of them in Q1, and 62% in the first decile (D1). In comparison with the scientific production over the past years, it implies a consolidation of the number of publication around the set...
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Activities at the Maker Faire Barcelona 2018

As in the previous edition, DTIC researchers participated in the Maker Faire Barcelona 2018, the anual gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they make, organised by Sonar+D, FabLab Barcelona and Soko Tech.
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