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)
From 10 to 15 September, the department organizes the Business Process Management (BPM) conference.
For more information visit https://bpm2017.cs.upc.edu/
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.
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 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.
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.
You can find a video of the event from TV3 here: http://www.lsi.upc.edu/~jmoyes/Healthio.mp4
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)
Prof. Jordi Cortadella was elected Head of the Department of Computer Science on March 22, 2017.
He will be appointed as Department Head on April 7, 2017 by the Rector Enric Fossas. The appointment event will be held at 9:30 am, in the premises of the department (Omega Building, room S210).
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
Josep Sànchez Ferreres, won the 2015-2016 FIB Alumni award to the best Degree Project.
The work, entitled Comparison of Textual and Formal descriptions of Processing Models consists of an algorithm for aligning sentences of a textual description with the corresponding tasks of a formal process model, represented as a graph. The algorithm associates a similarity degree to the description pair, allowing the detection of inconsistences between them. The project was co-directed by professors Josep Carmona and Lluís Padró of the Computer Science Department.