Two RIS3CAT projects aimed at measuring the impact of mobility on pollution and on the validation of the IoT in industrial environments

Collaborating are the teams of Boris Bellalta and Vanesa Daza of the Department of Information and Communication Technologies, together with the I2CAT and the UPC. They have just started and will be carried out over the next three years.
Read More About Two RIS3CAT projects aimed at measuring the impact of mobility on pollution and on the validation of the IoT in industrial environments »

“Lands of Fog” is presented at the CCCB within the framework of “GAMEPLAY”, as an example of “serious gaming” designed to improve our society

An interactive experience for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, designed in the FuBIntLab led by Narcís Parés. The exhibition “GAMEPLAY: Video game culture” involves Óliver Pérez, a lecturer with the Department of Communication as curator and opens today, 18 December, at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona contemporary culture centre. It will be open until 3 May, 2020.
Read More About “Lands of Fog” is presented at the CCCB within the framework of “GAMEPLAY”, as an example of “serious gaming” designed to improve our society »

Gamut mapping for the film industry: software that mimics the neural processes of the human visual system

Presented in an article published on 14 November in the journal IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence by Syed Waqas Zamir, a researcher at the Inception Institute of Artificial Intelligence, Abu Dhabi (UAE); along with Javier Vázquez-Corral and Marcelo-Bertalmío, researchers at the Department of Information and Communication Technologies.
Read More About Gamut mapping for the film industry: software that mimics the neural processes of the human visual system »

Hospitals Sant Joan de Déu and Clínic together with UPF create a worldwide pioneering surgical navigation system for fetal surgery

A team of professionals from BCNatal, a consortium formed by Hospital Sant Joan de Déu and Hospital Clínic, in collaboration with the team of Miguel A. González Ballester, ICREA research professor of the DTIC, has developed for the first time in the world, a three-dimensional system for surgical planning and navigation for fetal surgery. The new surgical GPS provides greater precision, shortens...
Read More About Hospitals Sant Joan de Déu and Clínic together with UPF create a worldwide pioneering surgical navigation system for fetal surgery »

Seminar Global democracy, CrowdLaw, and the role of digital technologies

On 21/11 we will have the seminar "Global democracy, CrowdLaw, and the role of digital technologies" by José Luis Martí, Vice-rector of innovation and Associate Professor of law and political philosophy at UPF.
Read More About Seminar Global democracy, CrowdLaw, and the role of digital technologies »

Presentation at the first SOMMA Gender event in CNIO

On October 29th we had the first gender event of the network of Severo Ochoa and María de Maeztu centers at the National Center on Cancer Research (CNIO), as part of the working groups we are pushing in this context (together with BCAM around Open Science, where we had the first SOMMA Open Science Day in April, and together with ICTA-UAB and CNIO on gender).
Read More About Presentation at the first SOMMA Gender event in CNIO »

Gergely Neu awarded with the first Bosch Young Researcher Award for his excellent achievements in Reinforcement Learning

Gergely Neu awarded with the first Bosch Young Researcher Award or his excellent achievements in Reinforcement Learning
Read More About Gergely Neu awarded with the first Bosch Young Researcher Award for his excellent achievements in Reinforcement Learning »

“D-TIPS”, Design Thinking in Primary Schools, new project coordinated by the TIDE research group

D-TIPS aims to equip primary school teachers with the appropriate tools and methods to impart the design thinking approach to children in Europe.
Read More About “D-TIPS”, Design Thinking in Primary Schools, new project coordinated by the TIDE research group »

MiWEndo Solutions, a spin-off to improve the endoscopy outcomes for the early detection and prevention of colorectal cancer using microwave imaging

Supported by UPF, the UPC, Hospital Clínic and ICREA, it will use microwave technology to automate the detection of polyps during colonoscopies.
Read More About MiWEndo Solutions, a spin-off to improve the endoscopy outcomes for the early detection and prevention of colorectal cancer using microwave imaging »

PhD Student Jordina Torrents Barrena is awarded for her Doctoral Thesis at the 5th Edition of the Big Data & AI Talent Awards 2019

The "Big Data & AI Talent Awards 2019" are given in the framework of the Big Data & AI Congress, a reference event in the field of big data analytics and artificial intelligence. It is organized by Big Data CoE and takes place every year in Barcelona.
Read More About PhD Student Jordina Torrents Barrena is awarded for her Doctoral Thesis at the 5th Edition of the Big Data & AI Talent Awards 2019 »

Examination of conscience on the role of engineering in sustainable development

A professional engineer becomes aware that their profession involves two dimensions: a technical one (knowledge and skills), and a social one (values, goals and principles). A study conducted by three engineers, Josep Maria Basart (UAB), Mireia Farrús (UPF) and Montse Serra (UOC) presented in an article published in September in the journal IEEE Technology and Society Magazine
Read More About Examination of conscience on the role of engineering in sustainable development »

Children engage in designing full-body interactive experiences through the FUBImethod

Narcís Pares, a member of the Cognitive Media Technologies research group of the Department of Information and Communication Technologies (DTIC) at UPF, is working on a research line known as "full-body interaction". At his laboratory, he designs different applications based on such interaction in order to study the mediation of experiences. In these contexts, FUBImethod represents a new...
Read More About Children engage in designing full-body interactive experiences through the FUBImethod »

BLENDI, Blended Learning for Inclusion, new project with the TIDE research group

Students from disadvantaged and/or migrant backgrounds have fewer opportunities in accessing digital technologies and in the ways they use these technologies. In turn, this situation leads to students’ less participation in several aspects of society such as economic, social, political, cultural, spatial and institutional.
Read More About BLENDI, Blended Learning for Inclusion, new project with the TIDE research group »

"Makers a les aules 2019-2010" kicks off, offering STEAM education to more than 200 primary school students and teachers

The 2019-20 edition of "Makers a les aules" kicked off on October 9th at our Campus, with the presence of the schools participating in this year's edition.
Read More About "Makers a les aules 2019-2010" kicks off, offering STEAM education to more than 200 primary school students and teachers »

2018 Artificial Intelligence Dissertation Award from the European Artificial Intelligence Association awarded to Javier Segovia

The 2018 Artificial Intelligence Dissertation Award sponsored by EurAI, the European Artificial Intelligence Association has been awarded to Javier Segovia Aguas, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain for his thesis: Program Synthesis for Generalized Planning (available at UPF e-repository) under the supervision of Anders Jonsson (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain).
Read More About 2018 Artificial Intelligence Dissertation Award from the European Artificial Intelligence Association awarded to Javier Segovia »

Launching the industrial training program of the Music Technology Group

This new program offers the opportunity for companies to shape the education of the Master in Sound and Music Computing by incorporating their technological needs in the work to be done by the students
Read More About Launching the industrial training program of the Music Technology Group »

Best paper award at the Student Workshop in RANLP2019 for Kim Cheng Sheang (NLP group)

The sixth edition of the workshop which was held during the main RANLP 2019 conference days on 2-4 September 2019. The conference and the workshop will take again place at the Black Sea city of Varna, Bulgaria. The presented work is "Multilingual Complex Word Identification: Convolutional Neural Networks with Morphological and Linguistic Features"
Read More About Best paper award at the Student Workshop in RANLP2019 for Kim Cheng Sheang (NLP group) »

DTIC-UPF workshops at the next Maker Faire Barcelona 2019

Fighting risks at social networks. Algorithms and biases (Research Group on Interactive and Distributed Technologies for Education, COURAGE project) and How technology and music can improve learning performance (Music Technology Group & Interactive & Distributed Technologies for Education Group, TROMPA project), participation of DTIC-UPF in next Maker Faire Barcelona
Read More About DTIC-UPF workshops at the next Maker Faire Barcelona 2019 »

Pablo Accuosto receives the Best Paper Award at ACL ArgMining 2019

Pablo Accuosto has received the Best Paper Award sponsored by IBM in the 6th ACL Workshop on Argument Mining for the work Accuosto P, Saggion H. Transferring knowledge from discourse to arguments: A case study with scientific abstracts. 6th ACL Workshop on Argument Mining
Read More About Pablo Accuosto receives the Best Paper Award at ACL ArgMining 2019 »

Music learning tunes in to the wisdom of sports methodologies

The EU-funded TELMI project developed a complementary alternative based on interactive software. Essentially, the software tracks and visually represents the students’ movements, while also monitoring the sound, in both cases giving immediate feedback.
Read More About Music learning tunes in to the wisdom of sports methodologies »