“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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"Single-Camera Basketball Tracker through Pose and Semantic Feature Fusion", best paper award at the International Conference on AI in Sports

"Single-Camera Basketball Tracker through Pose and Semantic Feature Fusion" by Adria Arbués-Sangüesa, Coloma Ballester and Gloria Haro receives the best paper award at he International Conference on AI in Sports ICAIS 2019
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DTIC Beach Volleyball Championship 2019 - Award ceremony and closing party on Friday 19

A closing party will take place this Friday at 19:00 in Plaça Gutenberg.
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Consequential ranking algorithms to improve online services

The result of a methodology developed in a study involving Vicenç Gómez, a researcher in the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning research group of the DTIC, together with the Max Planck Institute presented at the International Workshop on Misinformation, Computational Fact-Checking and Credible Web, 14 May, San Francisco (USA); and at the Alan Turing Institute, 3 & 4 June in London (UK).
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The Music Technology Group is co-organizing the Sónar Innovation Challenge, the professional section of the festival

As part of Sónar+D, from 17 to 19 July, the Sónar Innovation Challenge is being held in Barcelona, coordinated by the Music Technology research group of the Department of Information and Communication Technologies, which has just celebrated its 25th anniversary
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Videos of the Barcelona Music Technology Forum

The program of the BCN Music Tech Forum captures 25 years of history of the Music Technology Group and shows our future potential. We heard the personal and professional stories of more than 50 ex-MTGers coming from different parts of the world, and we presented the current research at the MTG. It was a gathering to interact and learn from each other.
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Call For Papers: 8th Clinical Image-based Procedures Workshop (CLIP 2019)

CLIP 2019 provides a forum for work centered on specific clinical applications, including techniques and procedures based on comprehensive clinical image and other data. Submissions related to applications already in use and evaluated by clinical users are particularly encouraged. We explicitly welcome novel techniques and applications that are looking at combining image analysis with clinical...
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Best PhD thesis award to Francesco Barbieri by the Spanish Society for Natural Language Processing

Francesco Barbierí's thesis "Machine Learning Methods for Understanding Social Media Communication: Modeling Irony and Emojis" has obtained the best thesis award from the Spanish Society for Natural Language Processing 2019
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Giovanni Geraci, “La Caixa” Junior Leader Fellow, 2018 Outstanding Young Researcher by the IEEE ComSoc

The researcher with the WiCom Research Group has received the award for his promising research for the benefit of society. The award ceremony was held on 21 May, during the IEEE International Conference on Communications, held in Shanghai (China) from 20 to 24 May. The "la Caixa" Junior Leader Fellowships allow María de Maeztu and Severo Ochoa centers to attract international talent.
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A mechanical model of the heart that is effective, more versatile and more economical – results from industrial PhD program CardiofunXion with Philips

This method is explained in an article published on 3 June in Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology with Èric Lluch as first author and Bart Bijnens, Jérôme Noailly and Oscar Camara, researchers from the BCN MedTech Research Unit, with researchers from Medisys Philips Research in Suresnes (France) and INRIA, Université Côte d’Azur, Sophia Antipolis (France) as co-authors.
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Can algorithms effectively predict if a young person will reoffend? - Best ICAIL19 paper award

This is the field of study of a paper by Carlos Castillo, director of the Web Science and Social Computation research group and Emilia Gómez, a researcher at UPF and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) together with other members of the JRC, which is to be presented at the 17th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law (ICAIL ’19), from 17 to 21 June in...
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COURAGE, a virtual companion that guides teenagers in the use of social networks

A new international project funded by the Volkswagen Foundation with 1.5 million euros that began in April and is to last four years. Davinia Hernández-Leo is the principal investigator and her team includes the researchers Vicente Gómez, Anders Jonsson and Carlos Scolari.
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CfP 12th International Workshop on Machine Learning and Music

Papers of up to 6 printed pages (including references) in LNCS format are welcome. Deadline July 12th
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Third meeting of the Barcelona Computational Neuroimaging Network

On June 27th at 10h, room 51.100, third meeting of the Barceona Computational Neuroimaging Network will take place. The two 20 min talks will be followed by a networking coffe: 1. Computational Neuroimaging at BCN Medtech (Miguel A. González Ballester, Barcelona MedTech at DTIC-UPF) 2. Model-based approach to extract cognitive biomarkers from fMRI data (Matthieu Gilson, Center for Brain and...
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First results by BSc students in cooperation with Wikimedia Research

Entry by Ever Alfonso García, BSc student participant in the program of internships to cooperate with Wikimedia Research, supervised by Diego Sáez, within the project "Your Language, My Language, Our Language: Studying International Auxiliary. Languages in Wikipedia with Data Science"
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Science and Human Rights, including data, transparency and privacy with Carlos Castillo

Carlos Castillo will take part in the event on June 19th devoted to risks and opportunities coming from the use of data and algorithms.
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Seminar Facebook News Feed Integrity and offers for internships, July 10th

Seminar by Lluís García Pueyo, Engineering Manager at Facebook.
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Workshop on the impact of artificial intelligence in healthcare with EC’s JRC on July 5th at DTIC-UPF

This workshop aims at advancing the scientific understanding of machine learning (ML) related to healthcare and at studying the impact of ML algorithms on humans, focusing on clinical decision-making. The workshop intends to be a forum to discuss the main problems to tackle when creating algorithms to analyze clinical data and also implementation challenges, such as which interaction paradigms...
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SGO, Canon, AJA and DTIC-UPF present “Creating the HDR Experience” for Professional Industry Experts

“Creating the HDR Experience” will take place at Pompeu Fabra University’s Aranyo Conference Hall (Sala Aranyó) in Barcelona on Tuesday 21st May at 4:00 pm, with the participation of SGO, AJA, Canon and DTIC-UPF
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MIP FRONTIERS Summer school open day: An Industrial perspective to Music Information Retrieval

Seminar organized in the context of MIP-Frontiers project, a multidisciplinary, transnational and cross-sectoral European training network for MIR researchers that aims to train a new generation of researchers.
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