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Presentations at 3rd Annual International Conference on Computational Social Science

n my case, this edition was a perfect scenario to disseminate my current work supported by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness under the Maria de Maeztu Units of Excellence Programme (MDM-2015-0502) and the EU project D-CENT (FP7/CAPS 610349). First, I presented on Wednesday our recent analysis of how the release of conversation threading affected the structure of online...
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Freesound Explorer: Make Music While Discovering Freesound!

Freesound Explorer is a visual interface for exploring Freesound content in a two-dimensional space and creating music by linking content in that space. Freesound Explorer is implemented as a web application which takes advantage of modern web technologies including the Web Audio API and the Web MIDI API. This extended abstract describes Freesound Explorer’s features and provides some technical...
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Small robots for shop inventory

At the 5th ETIC Doctoral Student Workshop I was awarded with the Transfer Perspectives Award. I was presenting a poster where I showed, based on computer simulations, that a swarm of small robots was able to take inventory of a shop without the need of any prior knowledge and with the minimal set of resources. The algorithm developed for that purpose is based on the ants strategy to get food,...
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Training data for deep learning source separation methods

Marius Miron obtained one of the Open Science awards during the PhD workshop 2017 at DTIC (see the entry in his blog on it). With the funds, he took part in SMC Conference with a paper on training robust models for classical music source separation, departing from the score, and also visited Aalto University. Below his report on the experience.
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Freesurfer MRI course at UPF in September

The project Bio Image and Signal Analysis supports the celebration next September of a Freesurfer MRI course at UPF. Check details below, and register to the mailing list to receive the news related to this course!
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Falling Walls Lab Barcelona 2017

Every November, in the context of the celebrations of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, the event Falling Walls takes place, including Falling Walls Lab (FWLab), a contest for Young scientific and entrepreneurial young and talented people. The format consists of 3-minute talks in english, where the participants from any área of knowledge and all around the world compete to get the “Young Innovator...
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10th International Workshop on Machine Learning and Music - Call for Papers

Machine learning holds great potential for enhancing music learning. For MML2017, in addition to general topics in music and machine learning, we warmly welcome contributions describing applications of machine learning for technology-enhanced music learning.
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workshop is “Multimodal Interactions Across Physical and Digital Spaces in Real World Learning Contexts“ - eC-TEL17, Tallin

The theme of the workshop is “Multimodal Interactions Across Physical and Digital Spaces in Real World Learning Contexts“. The workshop highlights the need for devising learning analytics innovations that can provide timely feedback and support to learners and teachers in real-world contexts.
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Talk and interview to Rafael Pous, Data Science & Strategy Lectures, Haas Business School, Berkeley

Rafael Pous gave a talk titled "the Internet of Things in the Retail Store" at the Data Science & Strategy Lecture Series of the Berkeley Haas Business School. Below you can also find an interview made with Prof. La Blanc.
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2nd NEUBIAS Training Schools and Taggathon on Biomage Analysis

NEUBIAS, the Network of European BioImage Analysts (www.neubias.org), is delighted to announce two new Training Schools on BioImage Analysis: Early Career Investigators (life scientists) Facility staff (imaging & analysis staff) These schools are the follow-up of the 1st training workshops and taggathon held at UPF last year. The focus of training will be on construction and...
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2nd International Workshop on Data Science for Internet of Things

The 2nd International Workshop on Data Science for Internet of Thinkgs will take place in Orlando, USA, on October 22nd. Check all details on content and paper submission at https://ds-iot.org . The workshop is sponsored by Semantix and the María de Maeztu Strategic Research Program, in the context of the project Wireless Networking through Learning: Searching for Optimality in Highly-dynamic...
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2nd Barcelona Virtual Physiological Human Summer School, May 22-26

The Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and the Virtual Physiological Human Institute (VPHI) are pleased to announce the 2nd Barcelona VPH Summer School. The summer school is supported by the Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN Cardiofuxion and officially endorsed by the European society of Biomechanics (ESB). It is intended for young (mainly technical) researchers in the field of computational modelling in...
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2017 European School of Information Theory, 08-11 May 2017

The European School of Information Theory (ESIT) is an annual educational event, organized by the IEEE Information Theory Society, for graduate students from institutes throughout Europe and beyond. The objective of the school is to provide the students with the opportunity (i) to learn from distinguished lecturers by attending long-format tutorials, (ii) to present their own work to obtain...
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CfP Patch-based techniques for medical imaging (PatchMI) workshop at MICCAI 2017

The main aim of this workshop is to help advance the scientific research within the broad field of patch-based processing in medical imaging. This workshop will focus on major trends and challenges in this area, and it presents work aimed to identify new cutting-edge techniques and their use in medical imaging. We hope the workshop to become a new platform for translating research from bench to...
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Assessment of the first year

This month we had the open presentation and assessment of progress of several of the projects taking part in the program. Below the links for all projects (their page description include at the bottom of the page a link to associated results) and the slides used.
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Launch of the Metadecidim Lab seminar series to promote participatory democracy

The researchers involved in the project Understanding and Improving Social Interactions in Online Participation Platforms in cooperation with Tecnopolítica (IN3-UOC), take part in the seminar series Metadecidim Lab, launched by the Barcelona City Council in the context of the development and deployment of the Decidim platform.
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Challenge: Focused Musical NE Recognition and Linking in next European Semantic Web Conference - Open Knowledge Extraction Challenge

In the context of the project Music Meets Natural Language Processing, Sergio Oramas and Luis Espinosa are launching a challenge at the Open Knowledge Extraction Challenge 2017 organised in the context of the 17th European Semantic Web Conference (ESW17, May 28th-June 1st, Portoroz, Slovenia). Extended deadline until March 17th. Check all details here, some excerpts copied below.
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Opening Science to Open Innovation

The María de Maeztu Strategic Research Program aims at contributing to bidirectional transfer models aligned with the Open Science and Open Innovation movements. If we want to facilitate the conversion of research results into economic value, innovation ecosystems should be created by integrating all relevant stakeholders. A call to identify additional potential candidates and work on their...
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How are decisions taken on decidim.barcelona?, is the project that has received one of the awards for Democratic Quality 2017

The project, led by Vicenç Gómez Cerdà, a Marie Curie researcher of the research group on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning of the Department of Information and Communication Technologies (DTIC) at UPF, aims to develop computational and statistical methods to extract knowledge and model the volume of data collected on the platform during this first period.
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Celebrating the International Day of Girls and Women in Science with Wisibilízalas

Saturday 11th was the celebration of the international day of girls and women in science, with around 300 events in Spain. We joined with a celebration that included workshops and the award ceremony of the Wisibilízalas contest.
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