The economic impact of the MdM accreditation

In financial terms, the program is funded by the State Research Agency with 2M euros (1.8M for direct costs) over 4 years. The direct economic impact of the accreditation has been higher as it has allowed to: 1) successfully participate in calls for talent attraction exclusive to accredited centres and 2) raise additional funds for its activities (especially the novel sources of fundraising...
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Scientific publications in 2018-19

We present the results of the bibliometric analysis of the complete scientific production of our department in the period 2016-19, supported by any funding source, following the indicators proposed by the María de Maeztu accreditation
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UPF/ITU-T AI Challenge, within the ITU Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning in 5G Challenge

This challenge is promoted by Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and is part of the ITU Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning in 5G Challenge. Further participation details can be found in ITU AI/ML 5G Challenge: Participation Guidelines. Participation is open to ITU members and any individual from an ITU Member State. “Participants” are individuals or companies that participate in the ITU AI/ML...
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Jordi Pons receives the Research Award for Young Computer Scientists by the Spanish Society of Computer Sciences - BBVA

The award recognises the best PhD research in Computer Sciences in Spain
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Judit Chamorro Servent, finalist at the MSCA awards

Judit Chamorro Servent is one of the 3 finalists of the MSCA awards, in the category "Impact of intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility and transfer of knowledge"
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Computational models applied to football calculate player orientation and predict the most feasible pass

According to two models developed by the GPI and IP4EC research groups of the Department of Information and Communication Technologies, by Adrià Arbués Sangüesa, Coloma Ballester, Gloria Haro and Adrián Martín, together with researchers linked to FC Barcelona
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BCN MedTech presents an automatic method to detect and segment the intrauterine cavity based on deep learning

In a study led by Miguel Ángel González Ballester, ICREA research professor with the DTIC in collaboration with Eduard Gratacós and Elisenda Eixarch, researches at the BCNatal-Barcelona Center for Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine (Hospital Clínic and Hospital Sant Joan de Déu), IDIBAPS.
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Detecting dyslexia with interactions that do not require a knowledge of language - W4A Attendees’ Award

This is the aim of MusVis, a web game developed by Maria Rauschenberger, supervised by Ricardo Baeza-Yates and Luz Rello, researchers associated with the Department of Information and Communication Technologies, for which they received the Attendees’ award on 20 April at the 17th International Web for All Conference, whose theme this year was Automation for Accessibility.
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A pioneering study into the description of the architecture of a new standard for telecommunications networks of the future

Presented by members of the Wireless Networking and AI&ML research groups, led by the researchers Boris Bellalta and Anders Jonsson at the Department of Information and Communication Technologies, conducted with funding from the agency StandICT within a European Union Horizon 2020 project, published in the IEEE Communications Magazine.
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UPF 3D printers working at full capacity to produce protective visors due to the lack of medical supplies required to fight COVID-19

Every day students doing the fourth year of Biomedical Engineering are to print some twenty protective visors using University printers that have been set up at their homes. The material will be delivered to the Coronavirus Makers community that will distribute them to the hospitals that need it.
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The human body as an electrical conductor, a new method of wireless power transfer for injectable electronic implants

The method of wireless energy transfer via volume conduction consists of using the body’s own tissues as a channel for transferring electrical power. Using an external system, electrical currents are delivered through the human body and these currents flow through tissues and a small amount is drawn by the implants.
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Web Audio Conference 2020, to take place at DTIC-UPF in December 2020, opens it call for papers

The MTG co-organizes with SonoSuite the 6th Web Audio Conference (WAC 2020), an international conference dedicated to web audio technologies and applications. The conference addresses academic research, artistic research, development, design, evaluation and standards concerned with emerging audio-related web technologies such as Web Audio API, Web RTC, WebSockets and Javascript.
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Creating Opportunities for Children’s Critical Reflections on AI, Robotics and Other Intelligent Technologies at ICDC2020

This workshop will be running at the ACM Interaction Design and Children (IDC) conference 2020. We aim to create a space to discuss the current practices and the near future opportunities for the support of children’s reflections related to robotics, automated systems, and AI implied in educational environments.
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Davinia Hernández-Leo and Xavier Serra, recipients of ICREA Acadèmia awards

The ICREA Acadèmia awards recognise top researchers employed by universities in Catalonia, and provides funds to support an intensification of their research activities. This year, 6 researchers at UPF obtained the recognition, two of them Davinia Hernández-Leo and Xavier Serra, full professors of our department.
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Public engagement activities in early 2020

Summary of public engagement activities in early 2020
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Wikipedia, a source of information on natural disasters biased towards rich countries

This is the result of a study led by Valerio Lorini, a PhD student on the ICT programme, led by Carlos Castillo, coordinator of the Web Science and Social Computing group, with Javier Rando, a student at UPF doing the bachelor’s degree in Mathematical Engineering in Data Science, focusing on flooding as a case study. Their work will be presented at ISCRAM 2020, from 24 to 27 May in Virginia (USA).
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Dorcas Muthoni PhD Fellowship: Call 2020 for talented African female candidates

The Dorcas Muthoni PhD Fellowship is a tribute to our Doctor Honoris Causa Dorcas Muthoni. This scholarship is aligned with our university institutional commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), it aims to contribute to quality education and gender equality for African Women.
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Interactive Policy Explorer for Planetary Wellbeing - project led by Mario Ceresa and Miguel Ángel González with the participation of ISGlobal

Interactive Policy Explorer for Planetary Wellbeing which aims to simulate the consequences of political decision-making on planetary wellbeing. A project led by the researchers Mario Ceresa and Miguel Ángel González Ballester (ICREA) from the SiMBioSys research group at the DTIC’s BCNMedTech unit, with the participation of the researchers Cathryn Tonne and Josep Maria Antó from ISGlobal.
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Freesound in numbers 2019

The Freesound team has published the main indicators of the platform for 2019, which includes over ver 20 million downloads and 41.450 new sounds (772 hours of audio)
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New project: BLENDI, Blended Learning for Inclusion

On January 16 and 17, the project start-up meeting was held on the Poblenou campus. Laia Albó, Patricia Santos and Davinia Hernández-Leo are involved with the aim of empowering educators to address the social and educational exclusion of students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
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