La prestigiosa editorial científica A K Peters/CRC Press ha publicat un llibre sobre teoria de la informació aplicada a la visualització de dades realitzat per diversos membres del grup GILAB. Miquel Feixas, Anton Bardera i Mateu Sbert, conjuntament amb Min Chen (Oxford University), Ivan Viola (Vienna University of Technology) i Han-Wei Shen (Ohio State University), són els autors del llibre “Information Theory Tools for Visualization“. El llibre fa una presentació clara de les eines bàsiques de la teoria de la informació juntament amb la seva aplicació en les principals tècniques de visualització, com la representació de volums, la selecció del punt de vista o la visualització dels fluids.
Imma Boada and Pau Xiberta, researchers at GILAB, took part at Lonely Worker Event that took place in the Science Faculty of the UdG, on 25 May. Dra. Boada presented the lab experience on online courses. In particular, she presented LISSA, a serious game designed to complement Life Support training, and RadEd, a radiological education platform designed to prepare online courses. The Event was organized by Càtedra de Seguretat i Salut en el Treball.
Ester Bonmatí, collaborator of the Institute of Informatics and Applications, obtained a PhD on 5 February. Under the supervision of GILAB’s senior researchers Dr Imma Boada and Dr Anton Bardera she developed the dissertation ‘Study of brain complexity using information theory tools’. Ester Bonmatí is currently a research associate at the Centre for Medical Image Computing of the University College London.
Guanghua Zhang, researcher at GILAB, took part at VIP IMAGE 2015, the 5th Thematic Conference on Computational Vision and Medical Image Processing. The event took place in Tenerife, Spain, on 19 -21 October. Mr. Zhang presented ‘Evaluation of Segmentation Techniques for Wound Area Identification, a paper co-authored by GILAB members Guanghua Zhang, Pau Xiberta, Anton Bardera, Imma Boada and by Angel Romero, member of UdG’s Faculty of Nursing. VIP IMAGE is a thematic conference organized every two years by ECCOMAS, the European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences.
Xavier Bonaventura, researcher at the GILAB research group and member of the Institute of Informatics and Applications, obtained a PhD on 10 July. Her dissertation was supervised by Miquel Feixas and Mateu Sbert and is entitled ‘Perceptual information-theoretic measures for viewpoint selection and object recognition’.
Marius Vila, researcher at the GILAB research group and member of the Institute of Informatics and Applications, obtained a PhD on 9 July. Her dissertation was supervised by Miquel Feixas and Mateu Sbert and is entitled ‘Information theory techniques for multimedia data classification and retrieval’.
Mateu Sbert, director of the GILAB research group, delivered a talk on serious games at the University of Reims Champagne – Ardenne (URCA) on 23 April. Invited by URCA’s Centre de Recherche en Sciences et Techniques de l’Information et de Communication (CReSTIC), Prof Sbert gave the seminar “IMSERIOUS et le rendu expressif pour les jeux sérieux”. During the seminar, Sbert explained the goals and first outcomes of IMSERIOUS, project which aims to improve the creation, rendering and management of digital contents for serious games.
IMSERIOUS is a three-year R&D project sponsored by the Spanish Ministry for Economy and Competitiveness (Grant Reference: TIN2013-47276-C6-1-R).
GILAB participated at the fair “Ciència entre tots” (science together) 2015. The 2nd edition of the event, organized by the Catalan Government’s Gironès Educational Service, took place in Girona on 25 April. GILAB’s researchers Xavier Bonaventura, Juan Manuel García and Antonio Rodríguez exhibited educational videogames, explained visitors how to make a serious game and also informed about the Universtiy of Girona’s new degree on videogames.
Mateu Sbert, Director of the GILAB research group, participated at the workshop Philosophy of Information and Information Processing (PIIP 2015). The event, organized by the American University’s Info-metrics Institute, took place at Pembroke College, University of Oxford, on 27 March. Prof Sbert gave the paper “Information Theory and Aesthetics”. Mateu Sbert is a pioneer researcher in the field of computational aesthetics. He organized the 1st International symposium on Computational Aesthetics in Graphics, Visualization and Imaging in Girona in 2005 and co-organized a Dagstuhl seminar on the same subject in 2006.
Dr Imma Boada, senior researcher at GILAB, participated at the 1st Girona Conference on Research on Neuroscience.The event, co-organized by the University of Girona (UdG) and the Institute of Biomedical Research of Girona (IdibGi) took place at the UdG on 13 March. Boada presented GILAB’s research lines with applications to neuroscience such as new methods to visualize and process digital radiological images, serious games and e-learning environments. Boada also presented final products developed by the group under her direction such as Starviewer, a radiological viewer that automates many diagnostic tasks, RECOGNITIC, an e-learning platform that shares knowledge on cognitive rehabilitation, and EduBody a platform to visualize and explore the human body in 3D.