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Jorge Lobo receives Best Paper Award at SACMAT 2017

The work “A Datalog Framework for Modeling Relationship-based Access Control Policies”, authored by Jorge Lobo and Edelmira Pasarella (UPC) has received the Best Paper Award at ACM SACMAT 2017, the ACM Symposium on Access Control Models and Technologies celebrated in Indianapolis, USA, on June 21st – 23rd


HDR4EU, a new H2020 Innovation Action coordinated by UPF with the leading cinema industries

The main goal of HDR4EU is to position EU companies in the creative sector as world leaders in the emerging HDR format by producing a set of professional tools, techniques and guidelines allowing for an HDR ecosystem to emerge, yielding a notably superior viewer experience in terms of image quality and content personalization.


Second ERC Proof of Concept grant awarded to Xavier Serra

The European Research Council has awarded Xavier Serra a Proof of Concept grant to complement the CompMusic project. This new project will be dedicated to promote the exploitation of a number of technologies that can support on-line music education.


New awards for PhD students at the Department

Jordi Pons receives the AI grant given by Nad Friedman. Jordina Torrents, recipient of the Google Women Techmakers Award. Ishari Amarashinge granted a Grace Hooper Student Scholarship.  

The Wisibilízalas contest for schools, special distinction at equit@t awards

Wisibilízalas, the contest launched to students (boys and girls) in Spain to work on spanish female profiles currently working on he digital economy, has received the special distinction from the COEINF (the professional association of Computer Science Engineers)  the equit@t contest, organised by the Open University of Catalonia (UOC) to recognise the best initiatives in Spain, Portugal and Latin America that seek to increase the visibility of women in technology.


KOLUMBA, prototype web-based e-mail client for people with disabilities, awarded at Web for All congress

KOLUMBA, a prototype web-based e-mail client for people with intelectual disabilities developed in the context of the Able to Include project, awarded the Best Communication Award at W4A conference (2-4 April, Perth, Australia)



Dmytro Derkach, Adrià Ruiz and Federico Sukno (CMTech) won the FG2017 Head Pose Estimation Challenge at FG2017

Dmytro Derkach, Adrià Ruiz and Federico Sukno (CMTech) won the FG2017 Head Pose Estimation Challenge at FG2017 with a system that is able to estimate head pose using only depth information from consumer RGB-D cameras such as Kinect 2


Francesco Ronzano wins the 1st Language Technologies Hackathon at 4YFN

‘TextDigester’, an application that automatically generates textual summaries presented by Francesco Ronzano (Natural Language Technologies Group at DTIC), has won the ‘I Language Technologies Hackathon’. The final took place in the context of the ‘4 Years From Now’ event. Francesco received the award from the Secretary of State for the Information Society and Digital Agenda, José María Lasalle.


ERC Consolidator Grants awarded to Albert Guillén and Toni Ivorra

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Toni Ivorra and Albert Guillén with their prestigious Consolidator Grants, to support the projects "Electronic AXONs: wireless microstimulators based on electronic rectification of epidermically applied currents" and ”Information Theory with Uncertain Laws” during the next 5 years.


The IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM) 2016 - Dec 12-15, Barcelona

The IEEE International Conference on Data Mining series (ICDM) takes place in Barcelona between Dec 12-15 with the involvement of several members of DTIC-UPF in its organization.

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