ALBCOM Seminar on Algorithms and Theory of Computation

Date: Thursday July 7 2022
Time: 12h
Where: FIB Sala de Juntes B6-planta 1, Campus Nord UPC

Speaker: Renzo Angles, Department of Computer Science, Universidad de Talca, Chile.

Title:  “Harnessing the Knowledge: Languages and Models underlying Knowledge Graphs”


A knowledge graph is a large database that integrates information from different data sources with the aim of generating additional information and knowledge. This database is represented by a graph.  Thus, the entities are represented by nodes, and the relationships among these entities are represented by edges. The purpose of this presentation is to review the data models used to represent knowledge graphs, the query languages that allow extracting information and the deductive and inductive methods that allow  generating knowledge.


Renzo Angles received a degree of Bachelor in Systems Engineering from Universidad Católica de Santa María (Arequipa, Perú), and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Universidad de Chile. He is professor at the Universidad de Talca (Chile) since 2009, and currently is Director of the Department of Computer Science. He is also a researcher in the Millenium Institute for Foundational Research on Data (Chile). His research interests dwell in the intersection of graph databases and the Semantic Web. Specifically, he is currently working on the theory and design of graph query languages, benchmarking of graph/RDF databases, and analysis of proteins using graph technologies.

New book: Intelligent Decision Support Systems, Professor Miquel Sànchez-Marrè

Professor Miquel Sànchez-Marrè, from Computer Science Department, and KEMLG (link=> Research Group member and IDEAI-UPC (link => Research Center member, has published a new book:

M. Sànchez-Marrè (2022). Intelligent Decision Support Systems. Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 2022.

Presents the emergent interdisciplinary field of Intelligent Decision Support Systems (IDSS). It shows how to analyze, to design, to implement, and to validate IDSS in complex systems and describes current issues in integration of different intelligent/numerical/statistical methods.

References and availability:
ISBN: 978-3-030-87789-7 (Print), 978-3-030-87790-3 (eBook)

CAV Award for Robert Nieuwenhuis and Albert Oliveras

Every year the International Conference on Computer-Aided Verification (CAV) gives the CAV Award (except in 2020 due to the pandemic) for fundamental contributions to the field of Computer-Aided Verification. Specifics vary for each year.

In 2021, the CAV Award recognizes the pioneering contributions to the foundations of the theory and practice of satisfiability modulo theories (SMT) and has been awarded to 21 great researchers.

It is our pleasure and pride that two researchers of the CS department of UPC are among them: professors Robert Nieuwenhuis and Albert Oliveras.

The whole list of awardees of 2021 can be found in:

Our warm congratulations to all the recipients.

Scheduled IT maintenance December 7th

Due maintenance needs, Monday the 7th of December, from 8am to 17h all /rdlab services will be unavailable. Please keep this date in mind.

Affected services:

  • MyDisk
  • Mytalk
  • HPC system
  • Research groups websites
  • Jutge, ModelJutge, RACSO and Solver platforms
  • Databases, SVN, Git…

Please, do not hesitate to contact us for further information

Sergi Oliva, new assistant coach of the Utah Jazz

Sergi Oliva, PhD. in Computer Science in our department (2014, advisor Albert Atserias), has accepted a coaching position with the NBA team Utah Jazz.

In 2014 Sergi left our department to join Philadelphia 76ers first as data analyist, but after a few years he was promoted to VP of Strategy, a position that he has left now to join the Utah Jazz.

Good luck Sergi with your new challenge!

More information here

UPC’s 50th anniversary

The opening ceremony of the 2020–2021 academic year at Catalan universities has been hosted remotely by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – BarcelonaTech. 

It has featured speeches by the secretary for Universities and Research, Francesc Xavier Grau; the rector, Francesc Torres; the chair of the Board of Trustees, Ramon Carbonell; and the general secretary of the UPC, Margarida Espona, who has presented a report on the 2019–2020 academic year at the University. The event has also be attended by the general secretary for the Interuniversity Council of Catalonia, Josep Ribas i Seix.

More information at: