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Industry Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP),
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Newsletter

May 21, 2015 [Vol 2]

September 30, 2014 [Vol 1]

News & Events

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Seminars

Speech Technologies Seminar
May 28, 2014, Zaragoza, Spain
A Deep Neural Network Approach to Speech Enhancement
Prof. Chin-Hui Lee
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
Georgia Institute of Technology
Applying Models of Auditory Processing to Automatic Speech Recognition: Promise and Progress
Prof. Richard Stern
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Language Technologies Institute,
Carnegie Mellon University


Seminars and Lectures at Microsoft, Lisbon

Lecture on "GPU Programming and Optimization"
July 15, 2014
Prof. Alptekin Temizel, from the Middle East Technical University, Turkey.

Lecture on "Audio Analysis for Environment Awareness and Assisting Hearing Disabilities"
July 15, 2014
Prof. Banu Gunel, from the Middle East Technical University, Turkey.

Seminar on "Visual Recognition and Emotions"
July 30, 2104
Automatic Portuguese Sign Language Recognition, Based in Depth Sensing
Carlos Sotelo, Master's Student from University of Minho in collaboration with MSFT.
Multimodal Portuguese? Visual Speech Recognition? Based on 3D Cameras?
Hélder Abreu, Master's Student from University of Minho in collaboration with MSFT.
Emotions in Psychology
Joana Cruz, PhD researcher in ISCTE-IUL.

Summer Workshop Microsoft in the field of Applied Computing, with the overall theme "Digital Living Spaces"
August 4, 2014
Summary:
15 oral presentations arranged in six thematic sessions ("NEW TRENDS IN SPACE DESIGN", "ACADEMIA - INDUSTRY COLLABORATION", "AGING", "RECONSTRUCTING AND UNDERSTANDING OUR 3D WORLD", "SPEECH TECHNOLOGIES" AND THE "THE FUTURE OF SOFTWARE ENGINEERING"), each containing keynote delegates from the USA, Spain and Portugal, affiliated with Microsoft or with one of several academic institutions (University of Washington, University of Aveiro, University of Zaragoza, ISCTE-IUL), or with different research institutions (ISTAR-IUL, IEETA, IT, L2F, Aragon Institute for Engineering Research).

Ankara, April 19th, 2015
International Symposium on Brain and Cognitive Science (ISBCS)

Cognitive Science research is an indispensable part of IRIS. The International Symposium on Brain and Cognitive Science (ISBCS) will bring together researchers in cognitive science and relevant fields, including Artificial Intelligence, Linguistics, Computer Science, Anthropology, Psychology, Neuroscience, Philosophy, and Education.
This year's symposium has two keynote speakers: Margaret Boden (University of Sussex), Mark Steedman (University of Edinburgh). Four invited speakers have been confirmed: Aylin Küntay (Koc University), Daniela Schulz (Yeditepe University), Seyhun Topbas (Anadolu University), Bonnie Webber (University of Edinburgh).

The symposium will be held on April 19, 2015 at the Middle East Technical University, Culture & Congress Center (KKM), Ankara, Turkey.
Symposium main web site: http://www.isbcs2015.ii.metu.edu.tr/
Submission: http://www.isbcs2015.ii.metu.edu.tr/submission.html
Contact: isbcs2015@gmail.com

Topics:
ISBCS invites research from all the fields which involve the common goal of cognitive science research: understanding the nature of the human mind and other minds including artificial minds. All submissions related to disciplines comprising the field of Cognitive Science will be considered, including Artificial Intelligence, Linguistics, Computer Science, Anthropology, Psychology, Neuroscience, Philosophy, and Education.

Papers:
Papers can be short/long conference papers and/or abstracts. If accepted, we expect at least one author to present the poster at the symposium. The papers may be submitted to/accepted by other conferences; we do not publish proceedings or require copyright. We will put together a booklet (or e-booklet) of abstracts. ISBCS is a great opportunity to get feedback before you present in a conference, or discuss research before its final result/publication. Graduate students and undergraduates of research lore are encouraged to present their thesis topics in the form of an abstract.

Important dates:
April 19, Sunday, 2015: The symposium
January 7, 2015; 1st Call for Papers and Abstracts
March 15, 2015: Submissions close
March 29, 2015: Notification of accepted posters (The symposium is posters and invited talks only)


Zaragoza, February 28th, 2015.
Seminar on Adapting Communications Tools for People with Special Needs

February 28th, 2015
9:00 to 14:00 and 16:30 to 19:00

Target audience: special education professionals, students, families and general public.

Free entrance under prior registration / Entrada libre previa inscripción.

Fundación CAI-ASC, Centro Joaquín Roncal, San Braulio 5-7, 50003-Zaragoza.

More information / Más información ....

Web Streaming

The seminar will be accesible by web streaming / La Jornada se retransmitirá vía Internet
You can follow the Seminar through the web streaming of the Joaquín Roncal Center / Podrás seguir el desarrollo de la Jornada vía internet accediendo al streaming del Centro Joaquín Roncal
Streaming Joaquín Roncal

Metu

ISBCS17– 4th International Symposium on Brain and Cognitive Science

Keynote Speakers: Shimon Ullman (MIT & Weizmann Institute), Suresh Manandhar (The University of York)


Invited Speakers: JDeniz Yüret (Koç University), Cem Bozsahin (Middle East Technical University - METU), Levent Akin (Bogaziçi University), Michelle Adams (Bilkent University)

~500 researchers outside the consortium attended the event


April 30, 2017


http://isbcs2017.hacettepe.edu.tr/index.html


Seminar on Using Eye Movements and Optical Brain Imaging for Understanding Mental Processes

June 1, 2017


20 undergraduate and graduate students, and medical doctors at Istanbul University Medical School, Turkey


Seminar on Interaction between Language and Vision: ?Findings from Multimodal Comprehension Studies

ovember 3, 2017


20 graduate students and faculty at METU


Open Public Seminar on AI Agents and Learning

February 16, 2017


100+ participants from outside METU, including non-student citizens and professionals


Seminar on Using Eye Movements for Understanding Mental Processes

February 21, 2017


200+ undergraduate and graduate students, academic researchers at Cankaya University, Turkey


Science is Fun at METU

April 17, 2016


1500+ participants from outside METU, including kids, college students, non-student citizens and professionals, as well as undergraduate and graduate students.


http://www.obe.metu.edu.tr/index2012.html


Open Public Seminar on Trends in Multimodal Communication Technologies

February 17, 2016


200+ participants from outside METU, including non-student citizens and professionals


ISBCS16– 3rd International Symposium on Brain and Cognitive Science

Keynote Speakers: Marcin Milkowski, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Deborah Talmi, The University of Manchester


Invited Speakers: Johannes Fahrenfort, VU University Amsterdam, Beyza Sümer, Radboud University & Asli Özyürek, Max Planck Institute of Psycholinguistics, Ilhan Raman, Middlesex University, Erol Sahin, ODTU


~500 researchers outside the consortium attended the event


May 8, 2016


http://isbcs2016.yeditepe.edu.tr/


Workshop on Eye Tracking Methodology

May 26-29, 2016


Ankara University Medical School, 30+ participants


A half-day workshop on experimental methodologies on eye tracking and optical brain imaging


IRIS Course: Machine Learning Overview and End-To-End Applications
First International Meeting of ISTAR/ DLS Researchers

Keynote Speaker: Mauricio Bertenitz

Jan/16/2017 (M37)

Place: ISCTE-IUL Room: Auditorio J.J. Laginha

-80 participants from the academic community of ISCTE-IUL

IRIS Course on High Performance Computing

July 5 2017 (M43)

As part of a two-presentation IRIS Course jointly with Prof. Ricardo Fonseca of ISCTE who presented ‘A High performance Computing Application, with :

~100 participants from the academic community of Lisbon.

Place: ISCTE-IUL Room: Auditorio J.J. Laginha

High Performance Computing at Exascale: Application Requirements and Technology Development

Keynote: Mauricio Breternitz, Ph.D.


A Highly Scalable High-Performance Computing Application

Ricardo Fonseca, Ph.D, Director ISTA-IUL


High Performance Computer Architecture

March 14th 2017: Around 60 participants from the academic community of Lisbon

Place: IST Faculty Lunch, Lisbon


IRIS Seminar on Multimodal Egocentric Activity and High Performance Computing.


July 10, 2017 as part of a two-presentation (M43) jointly with Prof. Alptekin Temizeof METU (Middle-East Technical University who presented ‘Multimodal Egocentric Activity Recognition)


with ~20 participants from the academic community of ISCTE-IUL


Place: ISCTE-IUL Room:


Auditorio J.J. Laginha

First International Meeting of ISTAR/ DLS Researchers

Keynote Speaker: Mauricio Bertenitz

Jan/16/2017 (M37)

Place: ISCTE-IUL Room: Auditorio J.J. Laginha

-80 participants from the academic community of ISCTE-IUL

Iris Seminar

Advanced Computer Architecture for Exascale Computing: The AMD Research View

Dr. Gabriel H. Loh


Microarchitecture, Computing Systems, High Performance Computing and End-to-End Deep Neural Networks

Maurício Bertenitz


December, 11 2017 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Place: ISCTE-IUL Room: Auditorio J.J. Laginha



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IRIS in the media ...

February 20th, 2015

Newspaper article in Heraldo de Aragón.
"Proyecto Iris, una plataforma europea que abre ventanas para facilitar la comunicación" (Iris Project, an European platform that open doors to facilitate the communication)