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Department of Information and 
Communication Technologies 
September 2014
Young university 
UPF: A quality university created in 1990 
13th position worldwide THE World University Ranking 100 under 50, 7th in Europe level and 1st in Spain
ICT Department 
Created in 1999 
Mission: to become one of the leading European university departments in the broad range of fields created around the convergence of ICT with biomedical and cognitive sciences, computation and networks. 
The DTIC has since its beginnings emphasized scientific excellence and internationalization as core aspects of its activities.
TRAINING 
Graduate, post-graduate and professional training 
In-house training 
Career development for students, including stays at companies (practicum, thesis, etc) 
RESEARCH 
Tailor-made R&D projects 
Prototyping and proof-of-concepts of new technologies and services 
Collaborative projects, industrial PhDs 
Trend and business analysis in changing ICT, Health, Humanities and Social Sciences 
OTHER SERVICES 
Access to spaces and specialized infrastructures 
Sponsorship, Social Responsibility 
Specialized consulting 
Technological platforms 
Direct technology transfer 
Services offered
ICT Department 
DTIC Figures 2013 
• Tenured Faculty: 31 
• ICREA Professors: 13 
• Tenure-track Faculty: 4 
• Undergraduate Students: 825 
• Master and Ph.D. Students: 176 
• Research incomes: 15.6 M€ 
• ERC grants: 9 
• Publications: > 230 per year (Scopus) 
• External Advisory Board 
65 FP7 projects participated and coordinated by 25 staff members (> 60% UPF EU funds) including 9 ERC Grants and the Human Brain Project 
VP European Research Council, IEEE Fellows, ACM Fellow, etc 2/3 hold PhD from an institution abroad 
European Young Researchers' Award 2013
ICT Department - Research 
Cognitive and Intelligent Systems Cognition and Computation and Robotics Artificial Intelligence and Theoretical Computer Science Natural Language Processing Ubiquitous Computing Information Retrieval and Data Mining Cognitive Multimedia Technologies 
Audiovisual Technologies 
Image Processing and Computer Vision 
Image Processing for Enhanced Cinematography 
Sound and Music Computing 
Human-Computer Interaction, Graphics and Educational Technologies 
Communications and Networks 
Network Technologies and Strategies 
Wireless Communications 
Information Theory and Coding 
Computational Biology and Medical Systems 
Computational Neuroscience 
Instrumentation and Biomedical Signals 
Computational Imaging and Computational Physiology 
Analysis of Biomedical Data 
Center of Brain and Cognition (CBC) 
Language and Comparative Cognition 
Multisensory Research 
Speech Acquisition, Perception, Production 
Reasoning and Infant Cognition 
http://www.upf.edu/dtic/en/recerca/research_areas.html
ICT Department - Training 
Undergraduate Programs 
• Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering 
• Bachelor's degree in Computer Sciences 
• Bachelor's degree in Telematics Engineering 
• Bachelor's degree in Audiovisual Systems Engineering Research Master Programs 
• Interdisciplinary Master in Cognitive Systems and Interactive Media (CSIM) 
• Master in Sound and Music Computing (SMC) 
• Master in Intelligent Interactive Systems (MIIS) 
• Master in Computer Vision (Interuniversity master, coord. UAB) 
• Master in Brain and Cognition Starting 2015 
• Master in Wireless Communications (jointly UPC) 
PhD program in Information and Communication Technologies 
• 2/3 PhD students are non-spanish nationals (around 140 students in total, 40 joining each year) 
• DTIC Seminars 
62% non-spanish students on research masters (average last 4 years) 
External grants available (like Excellence Grants Catalunya Caixa)
ICT Department - Training 
Professional master and postgraduate studies (UPF-IDEC) 
• Master in Animation 
• Master in Creation of Video Games 
• Master in Sonology 
• University Master in Digital Arts 
• Master in ICT Strategic Management 
• Postgraduate studies in Interactive Instruments 
• Postgraduate studies in Data Visualisation… 
•… and more! http://digitalmedia.idec.upf.edu/ MOOCs 
• Descodificando el álgebra 
• Audio Signal Processing for Music Applications (with Stanford) 
• Hands On Wireless Sensor Networks
Companies 
Cognitive and Intelligent Systems 
Audiovisual Technologies 
Communications and Networks 
Computational Biology and Medical Systems 
Cátedra Telefónica – UPF. Social Innovation in Education 
Panorama actual de los Cursos Masivos Abiertos en Línea en las universidades españolas 
R&D agreements and cooperation with a large number of companies, including:
Companies 
Spin-offs 
Coming soon… 
SMEs: Some of our collaborators 
Cognitive and Intelligent Systems 
Audiovisual Technologies 
Communications and Networks 
Computational Biology and Medical Systems 
RING: Retail Innovation 
TECNIO accreditation 
Network of Tech Centers and University Research Groups dedicated to Industrial Research and technology transfer in Catalonia. It is based on cutting edge technology, business innovation and management excellence.
Sample on Knowledge transfer 
Open initiatives. Example: Freesound 
> 4 million users 
> 40.000 daily accesses 
> 200.000 uploaded sounds 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIvpXeksLdE&feature=player_embedded 
Actively used by companies 
Basis for additional educational, artistic and entrepreneursial activities 
Soundscape modelling 
• Virtual environmens 
• Videogames 
• Tourism 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZiXfm7dyxc 
https://locosonic.com/
Companies - students 
Internships and joint thesis 
90% of the ICT under-graduate students did an internship in a company before graduating (around 70 agreements with companies every academic course) 
Participation in industry-driven events by students 
Industrial PhD 
Catch & Win: Best app WIP Jam Best in Show App during Mobile World Congress 2014, Intel XDK 
Smart packing: Cisco Spain Challenge Award 2014 
Music Hack Day BCN (from companies such as Spotify, echonest, native instruments, Starlab, Universal Music, etc) 
Dyseggxia: Mobile for 
Good Awards 2014
Entrepreneurship 
Incubation spaces 
Business model 
validation 
Investment forum 
Support to UPF students 
Spaces and wide range of training and support services 
Training program 
Entrepreneurship lectures
Some events we host 
Seventh International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction 
http://www.tei-conf.org/13/home 
2011 IEEE Winter School of Information Theory (biennial) 
Home / Collaboration in international events 
Own and external training events 
Professional events 
http://www.isit2016.org/ 
http://bcbt.upf.edu/ 
http://new.musichackday.org/2014/barcelona/ 
http://opencities.net/
Other services - Interactive installations. Some examples: 
Interaction Design for Educational Experiences on Palaeontology, Catalan Institute of Palaeontology 
“Here: Bergen-Belsen, Space of Memory”. Bergen-Belsen Memorial 
Activities with general public and schools on science dissemination. Examples: 
Festival Minimúsica. 
Noa & Max. Stucked in Electronia. Animated series to foster future STEM students 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1JydZqXOI8 
Artistic and cultural activities 
Phonos project (concerts, grants for artistic creation) http://phonos.upf.edu/ 
And much more 
http://www.noamaxproject.com/ 
Students and teachers 
Festival CTI BCN 
Sound Workshops http://phonos.upf.edu/tallerssonors?language=en 
http://phonos.upf.edu/node/670 
Festival CTI BCN
Thank you 
C/ Tànger, 122-140 08018 Barcelona, Spain 
http://www.upf.edu/dtic/ 
@dtic_upf
Department of Information and Communication Technologies. Univ. Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona

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Department of Information and Communication Technologies. Univ. Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona

  • 1. Department of Information and Communication Technologies September 2014
  • 2. Young university UPF: A quality university created in 1990 13th position worldwide THE World University Ranking 100 under 50, 7th in Europe level and 1st in Spain
  • 3. ICT Department Created in 1999 Mission: to become one of the leading European university departments in the broad range of fields created around the convergence of ICT with biomedical and cognitive sciences, computation and networks. The DTIC has since its beginnings emphasized scientific excellence and internationalization as core aspects of its activities.
  • 4. TRAINING Graduate, post-graduate and professional training In-house training Career development for students, including stays at companies (practicum, thesis, etc) RESEARCH Tailor-made R&D projects Prototyping and proof-of-concepts of new technologies and services Collaborative projects, industrial PhDs Trend and business analysis in changing ICT, Health, Humanities and Social Sciences OTHER SERVICES Access to spaces and specialized infrastructures Sponsorship, Social Responsibility Specialized consulting Technological platforms Direct technology transfer Services offered
  • 5. ICT Department DTIC Figures 2013 • Tenured Faculty: 31 • ICREA Professors: 13 • Tenure-track Faculty: 4 • Undergraduate Students: 825 • Master and Ph.D. Students: 176 • Research incomes: 15.6 M€ • ERC grants: 9 • Publications: > 230 per year (Scopus) • External Advisory Board 65 FP7 projects participated and coordinated by 25 staff members (> 60% UPF EU funds) including 9 ERC Grants and the Human Brain Project VP European Research Council, IEEE Fellows, ACM Fellow, etc 2/3 hold PhD from an institution abroad European Young Researchers' Award 2013
  • 6. ICT Department - Research Cognitive and Intelligent Systems Cognition and Computation and Robotics Artificial Intelligence and Theoretical Computer Science Natural Language Processing Ubiquitous Computing Information Retrieval and Data Mining Cognitive Multimedia Technologies Audiovisual Technologies Image Processing and Computer Vision Image Processing for Enhanced Cinematography Sound and Music Computing Human-Computer Interaction, Graphics and Educational Technologies Communications and Networks Network Technologies and Strategies Wireless Communications Information Theory and Coding Computational Biology and Medical Systems Computational Neuroscience Instrumentation and Biomedical Signals Computational Imaging and Computational Physiology Analysis of Biomedical Data Center of Brain and Cognition (CBC) Language and Comparative Cognition Multisensory Research Speech Acquisition, Perception, Production Reasoning and Infant Cognition http://www.upf.edu/dtic/en/recerca/research_areas.html
  • 7. ICT Department - Training Undergraduate Programs • Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering • Bachelor's degree in Computer Sciences • Bachelor's degree in Telematics Engineering • Bachelor's degree in Audiovisual Systems Engineering Research Master Programs • Interdisciplinary Master in Cognitive Systems and Interactive Media (CSIM) • Master in Sound and Music Computing (SMC) • Master in Intelligent Interactive Systems (MIIS) • Master in Computer Vision (Interuniversity master, coord. UAB) • Master in Brain and Cognition Starting 2015 • Master in Wireless Communications (jointly UPC) PhD program in Information and Communication Technologies • 2/3 PhD students are non-spanish nationals (around 140 students in total, 40 joining each year) • DTIC Seminars 62% non-spanish students on research masters (average last 4 years) External grants available (like Excellence Grants Catalunya Caixa)
  • 8. ICT Department - Training Professional master and postgraduate studies (UPF-IDEC) • Master in Animation • Master in Creation of Video Games • Master in Sonology • University Master in Digital Arts • Master in ICT Strategic Management • Postgraduate studies in Interactive Instruments • Postgraduate studies in Data Visualisation… •… and more! http://digitalmedia.idec.upf.edu/ MOOCs • Descodificando el álgebra • Audio Signal Processing for Music Applications (with Stanford) • Hands On Wireless Sensor Networks
  • 9. Companies Cognitive and Intelligent Systems Audiovisual Technologies Communications and Networks Computational Biology and Medical Systems Cátedra Telefónica – UPF. Social Innovation in Education Panorama actual de los Cursos Masivos Abiertos en Línea en las universidades españolas R&D agreements and cooperation with a large number of companies, including:
  • 10. Companies Spin-offs Coming soon… SMEs: Some of our collaborators Cognitive and Intelligent Systems Audiovisual Technologies Communications and Networks Computational Biology and Medical Systems RING: Retail Innovation TECNIO accreditation Network of Tech Centers and University Research Groups dedicated to Industrial Research and technology transfer in Catalonia. It is based on cutting edge technology, business innovation and management excellence.
  • 11. Sample on Knowledge transfer Open initiatives. Example: Freesound > 4 million users > 40.000 daily accesses > 200.000 uploaded sounds http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIvpXeksLdE&feature=player_embedded Actively used by companies Basis for additional educational, artistic and entrepreneursial activities Soundscape modelling • Virtual environmens • Videogames • Tourism http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZiXfm7dyxc https://locosonic.com/
  • 12. Companies - students Internships and joint thesis 90% of the ICT under-graduate students did an internship in a company before graduating (around 70 agreements with companies every academic course) Participation in industry-driven events by students Industrial PhD Catch & Win: Best app WIP Jam Best in Show App during Mobile World Congress 2014, Intel XDK Smart packing: Cisco Spain Challenge Award 2014 Music Hack Day BCN (from companies such as Spotify, echonest, native instruments, Starlab, Universal Music, etc) Dyseggxia: Mobile for Good Awards 2014
  • 13. Entrepreneurship Incubation spaces Business model validation Investment forum Support to UPF students Spaces and wide range of training and support services Training program Entrepreneurship lectures
  • 14. Some events we host Seventh International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction http://www.tei-conf.org/13/home 2011 IEEE Winter School of Information Theory (biennial) Home / Collaboration in international events Own and external training events Professional events http://www.isit2016.org/ http://bcbt.upf.edu/ http://new.musichackday.org/2014/barcelona/ http://opencities.net/
  • 15. Other services - Interactive installations. Some examples: Interaction Design for Educational Experiences on Palaeontology, Catalan Institute of Palaeontology “Here: Bergen-Belsen, Space of Memory”. Bergen-Belsen Memorial Activities with general public and schools on science dissemination. Examples: Festival Minimúsica. Noa & Max. Stucked in Electronia. Animated series to foster future STEM students http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1JydZqXOI8 Artistic and cultural activities Phonos project (concerts, grants for artistic creation) http://phonos.upf.edu/ And much more http://www.noamaxproject.com/ Students and teachers Festival CTI BCN Sound Workshops http://phonos.upf.edu/tallerssonors?language=en http://phonos.upf.edu/node/670 Festival CTI BCN
  • 16. Thank you C/ Tànger, 122-140 08018 Barcelona, Spain http://www.upf.edu/dtic/ @dtic_upf