New research center at UPC: IDEAI (Intelligent Data Science and Artificial Intelligence)

The UPC government council has approved the establishment of a new research center focused on AI and data analysis to foster the research and technology transfer processes.

With over 40 researchers the IDEAI (Intelligent Data Science and Artificial Intelligence) research center will engage several research groups from the Computer Science department: GPLN, SOCO and KEMLG

You can read here the UPC government agreement.

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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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