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The associated actions are related with generation of Patents and defense of intellectual property, especially for software products; increasing relationships with start-ups and European research networks; and favour relationships with companies for innovative projects.

 

Contact

Name: Lluís Padró Cirera

Email: padro@cs.upc.edu

 

 

Projects and Patents

 

2017

 

Gaze scanpath prediction with adversarial training

Gaze scanpath prediction with adversarial training

Giro, X.

This project aims at predicting the human visual attention over images and videos, both from the perspective of saliency heatmaps, as well as gaze scanpaths.

Insight Centre for Data Analytics, Dublin City University

 

 

Method for upscaling an image and apparatus for upscaling an image

Method for upscaling an image and apparatus for upscaling an image

Pérez-Pellitero, E. Salvador, J. Ruiz-Hidalgo, J. Rosenhahn, B.

This patent learns patch upscaling projection matrices from a training set of images.Input images are divided into overlapping patches, which are normalized and transformed to a defined orientation.

Technicolor Leibniz Universität Hannover

 

 

Spoken to sign language translation using neural networks

Spoken to sign language translation using neural networks

Giro, X.

Speech2Signs aims to remove the difficulties and barriers which deaf people encounter when watching online video, by automatically generating a puppet interpreter that will translate the speech signal into American Sign Language.

Carnegie Mellon University Facebook

 

 

Deep learning for 3D Reconstruction and simulation of aesthetic procedures

Deep learning for 3D Reconstruction and simulation of aesthetic procedures

Giro, X.

The aim of this project is to increase the accuracy and realism of 3D reconstruction and 3D aesthetic procedure simulations using novel deep learning techniques.

Crisalix

 

 

Large scale video tagging with knowledge bases

Large scale video tagging with knowledge bases

Giro, X.

This project explores the understanding of video content through the use of automatic tagging models based on Machine Learning and Deep Learning techniques, improved by the use of knowledge bases.

Vilynx

 

 

2016

 

Inteligencia computacional para el descubrimiento de conocimiento a partir de G protein-coupled receptors

Inteligencia computacional para el descubrimiento de conocimiento a partir de G protein-coupled receptors

Vellido, A. Nebot, M. Belanche, Ll. Alquezar, R. Mugica, F. Romero, E. Vilamala-Muñoz, A. Lisboa, P. Tosi, A. Olier-Caparroso, I. Ortega, S. González, F.F. Cruz-Barbosa, R.

Machine learning for the analysis of protein sequences of the G-Protein Coupled Receptors family are the basis of this project. They are important drug targets that, in the absence of known crystal structure, need sequence data analysis.

Liverpool John Moores University, UK Universidad Tecnológica de la Mixteca, MX Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, MX

 

 

Procesado de señales multimodales y aprendizaje automático en grafos.

Procesado de señales multimodales y aprendizaje automático en grafos.

Ruiz-Hidalgo, J. Giro, X. Salembier, P. Marques, F. Pardas, M. Casas, J. Sayrol, E. Oliveras, A. Vilaplana, V. Morros, J.R.

The goal of this project is to study and develop tools combining graph signal representation and processing ideas with machine learning technology.

 

 

2015

 

Casper, cognitive assistive social pet robots for hospitalized children

Casper, cognitive assistive social pet robots for hospitalized children

Angulo, C. Diaz, M.

It is about developing a Cognitive Assistive Social Pet Robot. Having the shape of a pet robot, it captures information from the interaction with socially assisted children in hospitals during interventions when social aspects are evaluated

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Universitat Ramon Llull Hospital Sant Joan de Déu PAL Robotics

 

 

Red Temática Española de Diversificación en Aprendizaje Máquina y Aplicaciones (DAMA)

Red Temática Española de Diversificación en Aprendizaje Máquina y Aplicaciones (DAMA)

Figueiras, A.R. Sànchez-Marrè, M. Salcedo, S. Suárez, A. Gutiérrez, P. Mucientes, M.

The main scientific aim of DAMA Thematic Network was towards Diversity in ML, looking for new techniques and improving those already available. Particular relevant ML problems like imbalanced, ordinal, dynamic, etc. were studied.

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Universidad ed Alcalá de Henares Universidada Autònoma de Madrid Universidad de Córdoba Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

 

 

2013

 

Adquisición de conocimiento en farmacoproteomica mediante métodos avanzados de inteligencia artificial (KAPPA AIM)

Adquisición de conocimiento en farmacoproteomica mediante métodos avanzados de inteligencia artificial (KAPPA AIM)

Vellido, A. Alquezar, R. Belanche, Ll. Nebot, M. Romero, E. Mugica, F. Vilamala-Muñoz, A. González, F.F. Cruz-Barbosa, R. Lisboa, P.

This project dealt with Machine learning for the subtyping of protein sequences of the G-Protein Coupled Receptors family. They are important drug targets that, in the absence of known crystal structure, need sequence data analysis.

Liverpool John Moores University, UK Universidad Tecnológica de la Mixteca, MX Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, MX

 

 

2012

 

Red Temática Española para el Avance y la Transferencia de la Inteligencia Computacional Aplicada

Red Temática Española para el Avance y la Transferencia de la Inteligencia Computacional Aplicada

Sànchez-Marrè, M. Gibert, Karina Cortes, U.

The aim of the Thematic Network on Advance and Transfer of the Applied Computational Intelligence (ATICA) is to agglutinate and organize the efforts of Spanish researchers and companies in the CI field.

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Universidad de Granada Universidade de Santiago de Compostela Universidad de Córdoba Universidad Politécnica de Madrid Universidad Pública de Navarra Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha Universidad Rey Juan Carlos Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Universidad Comnplutense de Madrid Universidad de La Laguna Universidda de Almería Universitat de València Universidad de Murica Universidad de Sevilla Universidad Pablo de Olavide European Soft Computing Centre Universidad de Málaga Universidad del País Basco Universitat Rovira i Virgili Universidad de La Coruña Universidad de Oviedo Universidad de Jaén

 

 

2009

 

KNOWLEDGE ENGINEERING AND MACHINE LEARNING (ENG. DEL CONEIX I APR.AUT)

KNOWLEDGE ENGINEERING AND MACHINE LEARNING (ENG. DEL CONEIX I APR.AUT)

Sànchez-Marrè, M. Gibert, Karina

Consolidated Research Group Knowledge Engineering & Machine Learning Group (KEMLG) Grant. Financed by AGAUR (2009 SGR 1365). Generalitat de Catalunya. (47.840 €). 30/10/2009 - 30/4/2014

KEMLG-UPC

 

 

Organización del XII Congreso internacional de la Asociación Catalana de Inteligencia Artificial (CCIA 2009)

Organización del XII Congreso internacional de la Asociación Catalana de Inteligencia Artificial (CCIA 2009)

Sànchez-Marrè, M. Gibert, Karina

Complementary Action for funding the organization of the 12th International Congress of the Catalan Association for Artificial Intelligence (CCIA 2009). (Code TIN2009-07744-E). Funded by MICIN (6.000€). March 2009 - March 2010

KEMLG-UPC SOCO-UPC TALP-UPC

 

 

HOME-BASED EMPOWERED LIVING FOR PARKINSON'S DISEASENS PATIENTS

HOME-BASED EMPOWERED LIVING FOR PARKINSON'S DISEASENS PATIENTS

Cabestany, J. Pardo, D.E. Catala, A. Sama, A. Angulo, C. Raya, C. Rodriguez-Martin, D. Romagosa, J. Perez, C. Bermejo, S.

The HELP Project consortium is designing a Health Monitoring System specifically targeted for the needs of Parkinson Disease (PD) patients.

Telefónica I+D Fundació Sant Antoni Abat Nevet Peh-Med Telecom Italia HSG-IMIT MSG Università di Palermo

 

 

2008

 

International Congress on Environmental Modelling & Software (IEMSS 2008)

International Congress on Environmental Modelling & Software (IEMSS 2008)

Sànchez-Marrè, M.

Complementary Action for funding the organization of the 4th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software (iEMSs 2008). (Code SGL2008-00651-E/BTE). Funded by MICIN (6.000€). January-August 2008.

KEMLG-UPC LEQUIA-UdG

 

 

MODSIMTEX. (Coord). Development of a rapid configuration system for textile production machinery based on the physical behaviour simulation of precision textile structure

MODSIMTEX. (Coord). Development of a rapid configuration system for textile production machinery based on the physical behaviour simulation of precision textile structure

Tornero, J. Sànchez-Marrè, M. Domenech, M.C. Cano, F. Valencia, E. Fresno, J.

MODSIMTex aimed at the development of a rapid configuration system for textile production machinery based on the physical behaviour simulation of precision textile structures, and the use of AI techniques. Funded by EU. Nov 2008-May 2012

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) Politechnika Lodzka Technical University of Liberec Sächsisches Textilforschungsinstitut e.V. Deutsche Institute für Textil- und Faserforschung Denkendorf SPOLSIN, spol. s.r.o. T.F.A. alfa, s.r.o Heimbach GmbH & CO KG Gebr. Röders AG Santoni Spa. Informatica Textil S.L. Belgian Monitoring Systems, Bvba

 

 

2006

 

Textmess ¿ Samit. Minería de textos inteligente, interactiva y multilingüe basada en tecnología del lenguaje humano

Textmess ¿ Samit. Minería de textos inteligente, interactiva y multilingüe basada en tecnología del lenguaje humano

Ageno, A. Turmo, J. Rodriguez, H. Català Roig, N. Comas, P.R. González, E. Fuentes, M. Kanaan-Izquierdo, S. Ferres, D. Sapena, E.

The goal of this project is to develop intelligent, interactive and multilingual Text Mining technologies, key of the next generation of search engines. It integrates searchs on document collections, multimedia and semi-structured texts.

UPC UA UNED UPV UB UJA

 

 

2005

 

Plataforma inteligente basada en el lenguaje natural para acceso a sistemas publicos de municipios

Plataforma inteligente basada en el lenguaje natural para acceso a sistemas publicos de municipios

Gatius, M.

The main objective is to adapt research work in natural language processing to new online public services accessible by voice channels. This work is done in paral.lel to the research done in the context of the European project HOPS.

Language Processing group of the UPC

 

 

Corpus etiquetados sintáctico-semánticamente del español, catalán y euskera

Corpus etiquetados sintáctico-semánticamente del español, catalán y euskera

Ageno, A.

Construction of a syntactic treebank annotated with constituents and functions of 500.000 words for Catalan, Spanish and Euskara.

UPC UB UPV/EHU UA

 

 

2004

 

Mejora y nuevos desarrollos de un sistema inteligente para la extracción y gestión del conocimiento en bases de datos ambientales (GESCONDA)

Mejora y nuevos desarrollos de un sistema inteligente para la extracción y gestión del conocimiento en bases de datos ambientales (GESCONDA)

Sànchez-Marrè, M. Gibert, Karina

The GESCONDA-II projects aimed at the improvement and new developments of an intelligent data analysis system for knowledge discovery and knowledge management in environmental data bases. (TIN2004-01368). Funded by CICyT. Dec 2004-Dec 2007.

KEMLG-UPC LEQUIA-UdG SISLTech S.L.

 

 

2003

 

Enabling an intelligent natural language based hub for the deployment of advanced semantically enriched multi-channel mass-scale online public services

Enabling an intelligent natural language based hub for the deployment of advanced semantically enriched multi-channel mass-scale online public services

Gatius, M. Gonzalez, M.

HOPS is a three-year project focused on the deployment of advanced ICT "voice-enabled front-end public platforms" in Europe permitting access for European citizens to their nearest Public Administration.

AYUNTAMIENTO DE BARCELONACOMUNE DI TORINOLONDON BOROUGH OF CAMDENUPC UNIVERSIDAD DE TORINOUNIVERSIDAD DE AMSTERDAMISOCOSUN MICROSYSTEMSIT DEUSTOLOQUENDOCSI PIEMONTECSPRUNTIME COLLECTIVE

 

 

2002

 

3LB: Construcción de una base de datos de árboles sintáctico-semánticos.

3LB: Construcción de una base de datos de árboles sintáctico-semánticos.

Ageno, A.

The objective of this project is to build 3 treebanks for Spanish, Catalan and Basque. Besides the syntactic annotation, it will be carried out a semantic annotation and an annotation of anaphoric and elliptic elements.

UA UPC UPV UB UPV/EHU

 

 

Developing Multilingual Web-scale Language Technologies (MEANING)

Developing Multilingual Web-scale Language Technologies (MEANING)

Rigau, G. Ageno, A. Turmo, J. Kanaan-Izquierdo, S.

MEANING is concerned with automatically collecting and analysing language data from the WWW on a large scale, building more comprehensive multilingual lexical knowledge bases to support improved word sense disambiguation.

UPC UPV/EHU UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX FBK IT IRION NL EFE

 

 

2000

 

Desarrollo de un sistema inteligente para la gestion del conocimiento en bases de datos ambientales

Desarrollo de un sistema inteligente para la gestion del conocimiento en bases de datos ambientales

Sànchez-Marrè, M.

GESCONDA project aimed to design and develop a prototype of a multi-agent tool for intelligent data analysis and implicit knowledge management of data bases, with special focus on environmental data bases. TIC2000-1011. Dec 2000-Dec 2003

KEMLG-UPC LEQUIA-UdG

 

 

1997

 

Aplicació de sistemes basats en el coneixement a la gestió de processos biològics de tractament d'aigües residuals. Eliminació simultànea de carboni nitrogen (AMB97-0889-C03-03) FOSFOR

Aplicació de sistemes basats en el coneixement a la gestió de processos biològics de tractament d'aigües residuals. Eliminació simultànea de carboni nitrogen (AMB97-0889-C03-03) FOSFOR

Sànchez-Marrè, M. Belanche, Ll.

This project aimed at the application of knowledge-based systems to the management of biological processes for the treatment of sewage water. Simultaneous removal of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus. (AMB97-889-C03-03). Aug 1997- Aug 2000.

KEMLG-UPC LEQUIA-UdG