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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The 19th EG/IEEE VGTC Conference on Visualization, EuroVis’17, is organized by the ViRVIG Group at the UPC (12-16 of June 2017)

EuroVis is the annual Visualization Conference organized by the Eurographics Working Group on Data Visualization and supported by the IEEE Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee (IEEE VGTC). The exciting and vibrant field of Visualization is an increasingly important research area due to its wide range of applications in many disciplines. Data visualization is key in gaining an understanding large, complex data sets by exploiting the human visual system. Data visualization leverages computer graphics in order to provide a visual overview, explore, analyze, and present phenomena which is often difficult to understand.

Please see the program here: http://eurovis2017.virvig.es/index.php

The ViRVIG Research Group at UPC Future Arena space of the Barcelona Building Construmat (23-26 May 2017)

The ViRVIG group presents some virtual reality (VR) experiences to show the possibilities of the VR technology to go beyond the 2D plane projects, as well as the ViRVIG current research areas. The VR experiences allow visitors to explore BIM models, to visualize projects in the context of their location though the reconstruction of extremely detailed urban and rural environments, and to visualize collective people behavior in emergency situations that require building evacuation.

http://www.construmat.com/en/zona-centros-tecnologicos-y-universidades

http://www.construmat.com/en/technical-corner/-/gaagendasc/3D-reconstruction-and-inspection-of-buildings-under-construction-and-complex-environments-%257C-UPC/11124

The ViRVIG Research Group at the HEALTHIO 2017

The ViRVIG Research Group at the HEALTHIO 2017 (Fira de Barcelona), 3-5 May 2017

Healthio is an interactive event with activities about innovation in healthcare. It is held in Fira de Barcelona from May 3rd to 5th.
The ViRVIG Research Group of the Computer Science Department and the “Campus Docent del Hospital of San Juan de Deu” present a Virtual Reality System for teaching anatomy to nurses.

http://www.healthio-global.com/what-is-healthio
http://www.virvig.eu/

You can find a video of the event from TV3 here: http://www.lsi.upc.edu/~jmoyes/Healthio.mp4

Jordi Cortadella, director of the Department of Computer Science

On April 7 took place the appointment of Jordi Cortadella Fortuny as director of the Department of Computer Science, of which is the head since February 2013. As such, he led the process of unit name change, formerly known as the Departament de Llenguatges i Sistemes Informàtics.

After a proposal, promoted by the department’s PDI and approved by the Governing Council on 21 July 2014, the new nomenclature CS has prevailed in an international scale, better describing the activities developed by the academic unit.

PhD in Computer Science from UPC and university professor, Jordi Cortadella has been previously vice-dean of the Facultat d’Informàtica de Barcelona (FIB), Chairman of the Comissió de Selecció i Avaluació de Professors i Investigadors de la Universitat (CSAPIU) and member of the Doctoral Committee of the UPC.

As a teacher, he has taught at the FIB and the Faculty of Mathematics and Statistics (FME) in the field of algorithms and programming. As a researcher, develops research in the fields of algorithms and the design of nanoelectronic circuits, work done within the research group Algorismia, Bioinformàtica, Complexitat i Mètodes Formals (ALBCOM)

Josep Díaz EATCS Fellow 2017

Josep Díaz, Professor of Dept. of Computer Science and head of the ALBCOM research group, has been recognized as EATCS fellow for his important scientific contributions to complexity theory and to the design and analysis of algorithms in sequential, parallel and randomised computation models, and for his service to the theoretical computer science community.

The EATCS Fellows Program was established by the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science in 2014 to recognize outstanding EATCS members for their scientific achievements in the field of Theoretical Computer Science. Further details on the EATCS Fellows class of 2017 can be found at http://eatcs.org/index.php/component/content/article/1-news/2426–eatcs-fellows-class-of-2017-named

The NBA Sixers opt for fiber Sergi Oliva

The Fiber Sergi Oliva has been named director of analytical and innovation team the Sixers to the NBA.

Sergio Oliva begins his third season with the Sixers, after serving the last two as Operations Analyst. Before joining the Sixers he was a researcher at the UPC, where he received his doctorate in “Computational Complexity”.

Sergio Oliva is a PhD from the PD in Computation and Master in Computer Science from our Department. He also continues working with the development of training programs within the Catalan Federation of Basketball.

News in the newspaper Ara
Sixers’ press release

José Ángel Casado Pérez, awarded the ACIA 2016

José Ángel Casado Pérez, student of Degree in Computer Engineering FIB, has been awarded the prize for best ACIA 2016 Final Project for their work on the final project “An Intelligent Search Travel to the Argentina.”

The study, led by Miquel Sànchez and Marrè, Professor of Dept. of Computer Science and FIB, has been awarded this Wednesday October 19 during the celebration of the 19th International Congress of the Catalan Association of Artificial Intelligence (CCIA 2016) held in UPF.

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