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Today, from 11 a.m., in the Aula Màster of the UPC Campus Nord, the opening event was held for the UPC Intelligent Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (IDEAI) Research Center.

The opening of the UPC Intelligent Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (IDEAI) Research Center will take place in the Aula Màster of the North Campus, in Barcelona (c. Jordi Girona 1-3). Participants will include Sisco Vallverdú, UPC rector’s delegate for Academic Innovation Technologies; Xavier Gatius, the Government of Catalonia’s general secretary of Digital Policies and Public Administration; Cecilio Angulo, director of the UPC-IDEAI centre; Josep Puyol, president of the Catalan Association for Artificial Intelligence (ACIA); and Michela Milano, vice-president of the EurAI association. In addition, there will be speeches (via video) by the UPC rector, Francesc Torres, and by Ramon López de Mántaras, director of the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (CSIC) and the first PhD holder in artificial intelligence in Catalonia. Then, Carme Torras, researcher at the Institute of Robotics and Industrial Informatics (CSIC-UPC), will give a talk on ‘Els reptes de la robòtica social per a la IA’ (The challenges of social robotics for artificial intelligence).

Directed by the researcher Cecilio Angulo, the IDEAI Center focuses on the design and development of artificial intelligence techniques and smart data science, as well as methods for the assessment, prediction, management, decision support and control of complex systems. The centre’s research is focused on three strategic areas: education, environmental systems and sustainability, and inclusion, health and well-being. The IDEAI is comprised of over 50 full-time researchers and 150 doctoral students in consolidated research groups with extensive experience in artificial intelligence and data science. The groups include the Knowledge Engineering Research Group (GREC), the Knowledge Engineering and Machine Learning Group (KEMLG), the Image Processing Group (GPI), the Natural Language Processing Group (GPLN)Soft Computing (SOGO), and the Speech Processing Group (VEU).