The UPC has made a call for rector elections this month. You can follow news and further information on their official site:
Due maintenance needs, Monday the 7th of December, from 8am to 17h all /rdlab services will be unavailable. Please keep this date in mind.
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- Databases, SVN, Git…
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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!
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Farbod’s Taymouri’s PhD thesis, directed by Josep Carmona and defended in 2018, has been a Runner-Up at the Best PhD. Dissertation Award.
The award has been anouced at the ICPM 2020 and is for theses defended in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Information about the conference can be found here.
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.
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The /rdlab has been deeply involved in the Connecta 19 initiative, a collaboration between the UPC Technical School of Telecommunications Engineering, their students, the research and development lab (/rdlab) and the Catalan Government health agency.
With the Covid19 pandemic emergency and the patient isolation needs, most medical services collapsed. Hence, the communication process between hospital and families was difficult adding an extra pain to this terrible disease.
Connecta 19 provides an effective platform (mobile app and web services) to connect hospitalize’s relatives and M.D staff. Offering an accurate and up to date information about the patient health status.
This project has been academically released as PAE (Projectes Avançats d’Enginyeria) and can be found here.
RedIRIS, the Spanish academic and research network that provides advanced communication services to the scientific community and national universities, organizes several workshops about Telecommuting experiences due to the Coronavirus home confinement.
The /rdlab will share his platforms and services to provide worldwide access for researchers.
More detailed information here: http://rediris.es/tecniris/archie/2coronasesion.html
In 2016 a method for analysing under reported data was developed by Fernández-Fontelo, Cabaña, Puig and Moriña (2016): Under-reported data analysis with INAR?hidden Markov chains, Statistics in Medicine.
The method allows an accurate estimation of the number of un-registered cases, with several applications in public health, such as the number of cases of Human Papiloma Virus, botulism and even the number of victims of domestic violence.
We are now using the same methodology, which is briefly summarized in an upcoming report to update the situation concerning COVID-19 frequently, and particularly quantify the potential under-reporting in the official registered cases by region in Spain.
Results herein can help to have a more realistic picture of the pandemic at a real time as well as to more accurately estimate essential measures such as the basic reproduction number or the fatality rate that are used by practitioners and policy makers to take actions. Figure below shows the situation of underreporting in Madrid Community and Catalonia as of March 25th.
The UPC Computer Science Department participates in the eHealth Eurocampus project. This initiative supports the development of innovative teaching material and activities that will improve the relevance and quality of higher education in the field of eHealth by adapting curricula to labour market needs, while providing students with skills of entrepreneurship through innovative and learner-centred methods.
Moreover, one of the main goals of the project is to create an original eHealth teaching-learning space where university professors, students, researchers, and clinicians will be able to share their experiences and knowledge with the aim of improving the skills of graduates with the aim of improving their employability.
The European project platform Erasmus+ awarded the eHealth Eurocampus project with the highest mark among all contestants on 2016. Upon project ending, presenting the final report and evaluation, the project was granted the seal of “Bonne practique”.
For more information, check here.
On 2020, the Research and Development Lab commemorates its 10th anniversary as research IT support center. As a part of this 10 years remembrance, we have renewed our corporate image and logo, designed a new website and defined a new strategy for the forthcoming years.
/rdlab “Engaged with your research” is not just an empty motto. It is our clear compromise with our researchers, with the Computer Science department and with the UPC.
Visit our new website at: https://rdlab.cs.upc.edu