Who we are

The GCD@UB group was created as a candidate for the TECNIO label, which is granted by the Catalan government through ACCIÓ, in order to determine where the most innovative technology lies and where the developers who provide it and the enablers who participate in the technology and knowledge transfer process are located.

  • We provide access to new technologies.
  • We meet technology needs to support the development of innovative products and/or services.
  • We connect you with new technology partners or providers.
  • We help you participate in international R&D&I programmes.

GCD@UB is made up of several University of Barcelona research groups. It was created in order to combine synergies with a view to undertaking technology transfer projects in the field of data science. The following groups, which are part of the faculties of Mathematics and Physics, are involved:

Complexity Lab Barcelona.
The Complexity Lab Barcelona (ClabB) group specialises in the study of complex systems based on the concepts of statistical physics and complex networks in seemingly unrelated areas such as computer science, social dynamics and cell biology.
Computer Vision and Computational Learning Group.
The Computer Vision and Computational Learning research group at the University of Barcelona focuses on the basics of machine learning algorithms and their applications, in particular to the field of computer vision.
Computer Vision Group.
This research group has been a “consolidated group” since the launch of GCD@UB. It consists of 12 researchers from the UB and the UOC. Since its creation, the group has played a prominent role in technology transfer, at both national and international level. Aside from its transfer activity, the group has also been involved in significant research activity that has placed it among the most active groups in this field in Spain.

Team

Mar Coromina

Promotora
 

R&D project manager. Some of the projects I have led from the Tech Transfer Office UB, have been in the scientific-technological field, and this has led me to discover the exciting world of data and capacity these to help in transforming digital businesses. My mission within the group DataScience@UB is to open opportunities with companies and organizations, and disseminate and communicate the benefits of new technologies for the development of critical and cultural society.

Jordi Vitrià

Director

I am Professor at the Universitat de Barcelona. I teach introductory courses on algorithms and data mining to undergraduate CS students. My long term research objective is to understand the fundamental processes underlying the visual perception of the real world to derive new computer vision algorithms that, one day, may enable machines to see.

Josep Perelló

Associate Director

Associate Professor in the Department of Fundamental Physics at the University of Barcelona. He leads the OpenSystemsUB research group, which focuses on citizen participation and artistic practices as an alternative way of doing science. He works on complex systems, particularly in social and economic contexts.

Albert Díaz-Guilera

Researcher

Being by education a statistical physicist, my research lines had been broadening to cover aspects in many different fields: biology, economy, social sciences, computer science, linguistics.

Conrad J. Pérez-Vicente

Researcher
 

Associate Professor at the Universitat de Barcelona I have been working on interdisciplinar physics for more than 25 years. Member of UBICS I’m interested in differents aspects related to the dynamics and properties of complex systems.

Simone Balocco

Researcher
 

I am Tenured Associate Professor at the University of Barcelona. My current research interests include medical imaging, with focus on vascular applications (Ultrasound and MRI) , and computer vision techniques.

Mireia Ribera

Researcher
 

I am tenured Associate Professor at the Universitat de Barcelona. I teach Accessibility and Visualization. My main research interest is Human Computer Interfaces for any audience – including people with disabilities – and how to communicate technical information to lay or business people.

Miquel Montero

Researcher

I am tenured Associate Professor at the Universitat de Barcelona. My main research activities are found in the branch of stochastic analysis, with applications to different fields, ranging from physics and mathematics to economics and finance.

Oriol Pujol

Researcher

I am tenured Associate Professor at the Universitat de Barcelona. I teach Agile software development, computational photography and machine learning. My main research interest is core machine learning and its application to real world problems. I think that the role of a data scientists is to “build big magnets for finding needles in haystacks and process those haystacks into fodder.

Petia Radeva

Researcher

I am an Associate Professor at the Universitat de Barcelona. I teach introductory courses on Data structures and Computer Vision to undergraduate and graduate CS students. My long term research objective is to promote the design and development of novel Computer Vision algorithms as well as their application to our daily life, specially health.

Lluís Garrido

Researcher

I am teanured Associate Professor at the University of Barcelona. I teach concurrent, parallel and distributed computing to CS undergraduate students. My research is in Image Processing and multi-view Computer Vision.

Laura Igual

Researcher

I am Tenured Associate Professor at the University of Barcelona. My current research interests include medical imaging, with focus on neuroimaging, computer vision and machine learning.

Sergio Escalera

Researcher

I am Lecturer at the University of Barcelona.
My research is in human behavior analysis from depth and regular cameras.

Santi Seguí

Researcher

I am PhD in Computer Vision and Machine Learning and Lecturer at the University of Barcelona. “Data involves us, and a funny way to understand their power consists of playing and visualizing them.

Eloi Puertas

Researcher

I am teanured Lecturer at the University of Barcelona. I teach Distributed Systems to undergraduate CS students. My research is in general meta-learning techniques for machine learning.