Freesound 2018 in numbers

Take a look at the main statistics of Freesound during 2018.
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Denoising of Photographic Images and Video, new book by Marcelo Bertalmío

Denoising of Photographic Images and Video, new book by Marcelo Bertalmío
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Itziar Zabaleta (UPF-IP4EC) receives best student paper award at the 2018 Colour and Visual Computing Symposium

Itziar Zabaleta Razquin received best student paper award at the 2018 Colour and Visual Computing Symposium for her work on photorealistic style-transfer presented there. The work provides a method for transferring the color graded look of a reference image to a RAW source image while introducing no image artifacts and maintaining a low computational cost.
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Jordina Torrents, PhD student at BCN MedTech, wins the “Dona TIC Revelació 2018” award

Jordina Torrents, PhD student of BCN MedTech, was awarded in the category of “Dona TIC Revelació 2018”. The Honorable Mr. Jordi Puigneró, Conseller of Digital Policies and Public Administration, was in charge of giving her the award. This award is a recognition for Jordina’s work in the field of biomedical engineering.
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DTIC Innovations at the EU Innovation Radar

The Innovation Radar is a European Commission initiative to identify high potential innovations and innovators in EU-funded research and innovation projects. All the innovations detected for UPF at this date belong to DTIC projects. The 29 innovations represent 15% of all innovations found in Barcelona.
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Summary of 2018 at the Music Technology Group

This blog post aims to overview the work done at the MTG during 2018, highlighting what we consider to be most relevant.
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How Open Source Technology is Transforming Healthcare and Biomedicine

Open source software and open hardware are growing in influence across healthcare as low-cost alternatives to proprietary solutions. In biomedicine, for example, the Open BioMedical Initiative (OBM) is a non-profit initiative that promotes increased access to and distribution of biomedical technologies through the open source development of software and the production of open hardware.
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New online courses on flamenco, indian and chinese musical traditions

Two new online courses have been released in the last term in 2018: Cante Flamenco Tech and India and China through their music
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Research stay in Mexico City (Francesc Wilhelmi)

Francesc Wilhelmi shares his current experience at Universidad Nacional de México as a research stay in his PhD program
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Artificial Intelligence: A European perspective

Today Emilia Gómez will give a talk about the impact of artificial intelligence in an event to present the JRC policy report on "Artificial Intelligence: A European perspective" as well as an anticipation of the AI Watch platform, which monitors the development, uptake, and socio-economic impact of AI in Europe.
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New staff and promotions at the Department!

We have some new promotions and hirings at the Department! - Ralph Andrzejak, head of the Nonlinear Time Series Analysis Group, becomes Professor (Catedràtic Contractat) - Anders Jonsson, head of the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Group, and Ernest Montbrió, head of the Neuronal Dynamics Research Group, become Associate Professors (Professors Agregats) - Ana Freire, Ricardo...
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An algorithm might indicate which patients can benefit from cardiac resynchronization therapy

According to the results of an international study led by Bart Bijnens, ICREA research professor and coordinator of the PhySense research group of the BCN MedTech, published in the European Journal of Heart Failure conducted on 1,106 patients diagnosed with heart failure.
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Researchers of BCN MedTech win a "Special Mention of Excellence" award at the VII Meeting of the National Chapter of the ESB

Simone Tassani, researcher of BCN MedTech, presented the work of his student Irene Cuenca entitled “Linear elastic micro-finite element model of trabecular bone using Euler’s critical stress to model buckling bone’s failure” and received the “Special Mention of excellence” award
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A new audio plugin by Le Sound with which to transform Freesound content

Le Sound, an audio plugin manufacturer based in France, has released AudioTexture Free, a free version of their AudioTexture plugin that allows to generate infinite sounds, variations or loops based on Freesound content.
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Poster Call for Deep Learning Barcelona Symposium

If you have a publication which involves deep learning, you may be interested in presenting your work as a poster in the deep learning Barcelona Symposium (DLBCN), taking part this year shortly before Christmas. Details can be found here: https://sites.google.com/view/dlbcn2018/posters Check the full program at https://sites.google.com/view/dlbcn2018
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"Makers a les Aules" (Makers in the classrooms) presentation to educational centers

Today we presented the "Makers a les Aules" (Makers in the classrooms) project to educational centers. Participants include educational managers and teachers from eleven different schools and educational administration.
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Creation of new datasets for monophonic, melody, bass and multi-f0 pitch tracking in collaboration with NYU

Five new(ish) datasets for research on monophonic, melody, bass and multi-f0 pitch tracking have been released as part of the ISMIR 2017 publication An analysis/synthesis framework for automatic f0 annotation of multitrack datasets, J. Salamon, R. M. Bittner, J. Bonada, J. J. Bosch, E. Gómez, and J. P. Bello. In 18th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, Suzhou,...
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Seminar by the Scientists Dating Forum: linking science, politics, society and economics

On Nov 8th, the Scientists Dating Forum (SciDF) will present to the community in DTIC their approach to have researchers more actively involved in society, SciDF is a science-based association created in 2016 in Barcelona. SciDF aims to strengthen the interactions of scientists with politics, society and economics by fostering dialogue and community building.
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Best student paper at CVCS 2018

On September 20th 2018 the paper "Photorealistic style transfer for cinema shoots" authored by Itziar Zabaleta and Marcelo Bertalmío, has been awarded the Best Student Paper Award at the 9th Colour and Visual Computing Symposium 2018 (CVCS 2018).
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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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