We participate in EMRA 2016

European Marine Robotics community gathers together every year in the EMRA workshop. This event, created three years ago as a dissemination event of the main EU marine robotics related projects, is an event in projection where the main stakeholders on marine robotics field discuss, present and contrast their opinions on the sector.   2016 edition took place in Newcastle University (UK), a perfect framework for two long days of networking for further projects, events and business!   In May 2017, the event will take place in Girona, at the Science and Technology Park of the University of Girona.   See…


Automated brain tissue segmentation of magnetic resonance images in multiple sclerosis

Doctoral thesis “Automated brain tissue segmentation of magnetic resonance images in multiple sclerosis”   By Sergi Valverde Supervised by Dr. Arnau Oliver, Dr. Xavier Lladó   Abstract Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is the most common chronic immune-mediated disabling neurological disease affecting the central nervous system, in which the insulating covers of the nerve cells in the spinal chord and brain are damaged. MS is characterized by the presence of lesions in the brain, predominantly in the white matter (WM) tissue of the brain. Due to the sensitivity of structural Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) disseminating WM lesions in time and space, it…


An approach to melanoma classification exploiting polarization information

Doctoral thesis “An approach to melanoma classification exploiting polarization information”   By Rastgoo, Mojdeh Supervised by García Campos, Rafael; Marzani, Frank; Morel, Olivier   Abstract Malignant melanoma is the deadliest of skin cancers and causes the majority of deaths in comparison to other skin-related malignancies. Yet it is the most treatable type of cancer, thanks to its early diagnosis. Subsequently, early diagnosis is crucial for patient survival rate and numerous Computer-Aided Diagnosis (CAD) systems have been proposed by the research community to assist dermatologists in early diagnosis. These systems are based on the most common skin imaging modality, cross-polarized dermoscopy….


Alumnes ‘experts’ en programació de manera divertida i transversal

“Early mastery: How to playfully motivate schoolkids to master computer programming” és el títol del projecte finançat per la Comissió Europea, dins el programa Erasmus+, que lidera el grup de recerca UdiGitalEdu de la Universitat de Girona. Amb set socis més de diferents països europeus –Romania, Itàlia, Gran Bretanya i França–, l’objectiu principal és fer que nens i nenes de 6 i 16 anys descobreixin, aprenguin i esdevinguin ‘experts’ en programació.   En l’actualitat, la programació es considera una habilitat indispensable per afrontar les demandes d’una societat lligada a les noves tecnologies. L’equip del projecte ‘Early mastery’ ha proporcionat eines…


Ús de les tecnologies d’escaneig 3D en l’empresa

L’objectiu de  la jornada permetrà introduir-nos en el món de les tecnologies 3D i visualitzar les diferents aplicacions a l’empresa que a dia d’avui ja es poden fer.   És una jornada impulsada per SICNOVA Girona, fabricant i distribuïdor de maquinària 3D i el Patronat Politècnica.   Amb el suport de la Universitat de Girona, la Cambra de comerç de Girona, l’empresa AQSENSE i VICOROB. Josep Forest serà l’encarregat de presentar “Els 5 passos clau per a fer de la teva idea una realitat: com col.laborar amb la UdG com a proveïdor tecnològic en visió 3D”   Al finalitzar l’acte…


Kick-off meeting of the SMARTER project

Breast cancer screening based on mammography (MG) has had a major impact on reducing mortality at affordable cost. However, overdiagnosis, overtreatment, and the lack of sensitivity of mammography, especially in women with dense breasts, need to be addressed to improve screening. More effective screening cannot be achieved with the generalised use of MG for all the population; personalisation is required where the density of a womans breasts or increased cancer risk is assessed prior to determining whether or not additional imaging (i.e. magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), 3D ultrasound (ABUS), or tomosynthesis (DBT)) is necessary. Hence, the question is no longer…


We attended to the world’s premier event for marine science and ocean technology

Oceanology International is the world leading marine science and ocean technology exhibition. Every two years, Oceanology International brings together the latest technologies and worldwide leaders from a variety of industries including oil & gas, engineering, marine science and maritime security.   Girona Underwater Vision and Robotics team was present in the exhibition to showcase the two AUV prototypes developed by the research group (Girona 500 and Sparus II AUV) as well as the different image and sonar data processing capabilities.   The stand of the group received many interested visitors throughout the exhibition days thus enhancing the visibility of the…


Project STRONGMAR kick-off meeting

Horizon2020 project STRONGMAR kick-off meeting was held on 7th of March 2016 at the Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores Do Porto, Portugal.   Project is coordinated by Prof. Eduardo Silva and STRONGARMAR team  and developed in collaboration with:   University of Girona ,Computer Vision and Robotics Research Institute HERIOT-WATT University CINTAL – Centro Investigacao Tecnologica Do Algarve University Court of the University of Aberdeen NATO Science and Technology Organisation   Project STRONGMAR has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 692427.   The main goal is strongly committed to…

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