Jose Luis Balcázar, director of the Department of Computer Science

The UPC professor José Luis Balcázar took office on 6 April as the Director of the Departament de Ciències de la Computació, taking over from Jordi Cortadella.

As a teacher, José Luis Balcázar teaches at the EPSEVG and the FIB. As a researcher, he develops his research work through the Laboratori d’Algorísmia Relacional, Complexitat i Aprenentatge (LARCA), an international projection group that works in fields such as learning and data mining; Data analysis and mathematical linguistics.

Publication of the call for “la Caixa” scholarships for international mobility for doctoral students 2017/2018

The announcement of “la Caixa” Grants for international mobility for doctoral students 2017/2018 has been published.

You will find all the information on the website of the Academic Management Service:
https://www.upc.edu/sga/ca/Mobilitat/BequesLaCaixaMobilitatDoctorands

Here are the deadlines established in this call:

Period in which to make the stay: mobility stays must be made between February 1 and June 30, 2018.

Duration of the stay: a minimum of 30 days and a maximum of 120 days.

Submission of applications: until 24 hours on February 18, 2018, through the DemanaSGA online support platform.

Provisional resolution: before March 29, 2018.

For any doubt or clarification please refer to DemanaSGA online support platform.

CloudSlide, new support service for presentations for events

Maintaining a commitment to the continuous improvement of research and innovation services, RDlab offers a new presentation service for events. CloudSlide allows the automatic management of the whole cycle of collection, verification and distribution of the presentations of the speakers in the corresponding rooms within the established schedule.

For further information please check: https://rdlab.cs.upc.edu/cloudslide

Daniel Larraz and Jorge Muñoz distinguished with the “Premi Extraordinari de Doctorat”

Daniel Larraz Hurtado and Jorge Muñoz Gama, former doctoral students at the PhD program in Computing, have been distinguished by the UPC Doctoral School with the “Premi Extraordinari de Doctorat”. The distinction is awarded to the bests doctoral dissertations defended at UPC in the course 2014-2015.

Daniel Larraz developped the thesis “Automatic Program Analysis using Max-SMT” under the supervision of Prof. Albert Rubio. He holds now a postdoctoral research scholar at the University of Iowa.

Jorge Muñoz developped the thesis “Conformance Checking and Diagnosis in Process Mining” under the supervision of Prof. Josep Carmona Vargas. He works as an Assistant Professor and Researcher at the Department of Computer Science (DCC), at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC).

More information here. (https://doctorat.upc.edu/ca/tesi/premis-extraordinaris)

Ricard Gavaldà awarded a LLAVOR grant from AGAUR

Ricard Gavaldà, a member of the LARCA and MACDA research groups, has been distinguished by the Agència de Gestió d’Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca (AGAUR), Generalitat de Catalunya, with a LLAVOR Grant.

LLAVOR Grants go to innovative projects with the potential for being incorporated into the production sector, including pre-prototyping the idea, definition of the business model, and/or commercial viability analysis.

This distinction has been granted to him as principal investigator of the project “A system for predicting and managing admission pressure at hospital emergency Departments“.

More information here.

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