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We are looking for 2 assistants in the field of Computer science and informatics. The selected candidate will be offered one year full time contract (40 hours a week), starting from 1st February 2018.  The candidate needs to have an MSc (or equivalent of 2nd Bologna cycle) in Computer Science, valid habilitation title of Assistant in the field of Computer Science.

Application deadline 14th of January 2018. For more information visit this link.

The Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies at the University of Primorska (UP FAMNIT) is offering one fully-funded PhD scholarship at HICUP LAB

We welcome applications from EU as well as International students who are enthusiastic about working as part of a multidisciplinary team focusing on applied computer science research in the following areas:
Human-computer Interaction
Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality
Pervasive and Ubiquitous computing

The selected candidate will be offered a tailored research project at UP FAMNIT.

Project Pan map (Klen Čopič Pucihar, Bojan Simončič, Peter Simončič, Leo Gombač) won first prize at startup competition Podjetna Primorska 2017. Pan map — panoramic map of the future, is a mobile application that enables users to point their phone camera into panoramic map and reveal digital content such as weather report, icons at important landmarks that can be clicked to show image gallery, videos, opening times or simply start the navigation to the selected point of interest. For more information see gallery of images or visit website of our start-up company https://www.panoramske-karte.si/pan-map.

HICUP Lab visited Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute (ATR). ATR is one of the leading research institutions in Japan and specialises in robotics and telecommunications research. Amongst others, we visited the famous  Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratory, one of the most famous humanoid robotics laboratory in Japan and met with humanoid robot Lucy.  The trip was exceptional in the amount of out-of-the-ordinary that we were able to see in just a single day. Let the pictures tell you the full story.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

HICUP Lab visits Osaka University

On 14th of October HICUP Lab visited Sato Laboratory at the Department of Systems Science and Applied Informatics, Osaka University. We were hosted by professor Daisuke Iwai and his students and engaged in informal workshop exchanging knowledge and research ideas though lab demonstrations. Pictures will tell you the rest of the story. Many thanks to our wonderful hosts!

 

Champions of University of Primorska  2017 are: Mikita Akulich, Daniil Baldovski, Anton Uramer (ekipa PSPACE')!

Results of the final round can be found here.  Foto gallery of the event is published at FAMNIT web site.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

HICUP Lab visits University of Tokyo

On 11th of October Matjaž Kljun and Klen Čopič Pucihar visited University of Tokyo and gave talks at International Workshop on CG, AR/VR and Human Augmentation. As part of the visit Matjaž and Klen visited User Interface Research Group known (IGARASHI Lab), Cyber Interface Lab, and Living Lab Hongo. The laboratories are leaders in the field of User interface design and Human Computer interaction. The visit opened new collaboration possibilities for researchers and students through graduate student and research internships.  

Assistant professors Matjaž Kljun and Klen Čopič Pucihar gave lectures to masters and PhD students at the Graduate School of Information Science at Nara Institute of Science and Technology in Japan. Their lectures were also visited by invited professors from the school. Titles and abstracts available in read more section.

The finals of the university sport championship was held on May 15. Students from UP FAMNIT competed in volleyball, basketball and futsal and scored high in these sports. Among them were several students of computer science.

Monday, 8 May 2017

ECCO XXX conference in Koper

More than hundred scientists presented their latest research in combinatorial optimization at ECCO (European Chapter on Combinatorial Optimization) between 3rd and 6th of May in Koper.

Computer science students participated at Primatijada competition, which took place between 28 April and 3 May 2017 in Čajn Montenegro. 15 students from UP FAMNIT competed in the contest of knowledge and achieved excellent results. In the competition in informatics Leo Gombač won 1st place, Valentin Sojar and Patrik Kocjančič 2nd place, and Peter Kozlovič the 3rd place.

NASA Space Apps Challenge was held this year on 29th and 30th of April 2017 also in Koper. It is the world's largest hekaton with the theme "Earth in the universe". 25,000 participants from 69 countries participated in one of the 187 locations to solve one of the five challenges prepared by NASA. 19 participants gathered in Koper and have registered 6 projects. The winner was Oliver Glavina, a postgraduate student of computer science at UP FAMNIT.

The Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies at the University of Primorska (UP FAMNIT) is offering one fully-funded PhD scholarship for a planned Joint PhD (co-tutelle) in computer science with University of St Andrews (UK). The planned collaboration with St Andrews is dependent on finalising arrangements on the co-supervision of the Joint PhD.

We welcome applications from EU as well as International students who are enthusiastic about working as part of a multidisciplinary team focusing on applied computer science research in the following areas:
Human-computer Interaction
Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality
Pervasive and Ubiquitous computing.

The selected candidate will be offered a tailored research project at UP FAMNIT. It's planned that this will be in collaboration with the University of St Andrews (UK) subject to approval. The intention is that upon the successful completion of PhD the candidate will be awarded a joint degree under a planned Joint PhD (co-tutelle) agreement.

Professor Michael Mrissa presented a Computer Science Seminar titled "Challenges for the Web of Things: Interoperability, privacy and software architectures" on Monday, 24 April 2017 at 4PM.

The 1st round of UPM (UPM 2017) was held on Thursday, 20th of April 2017, in Ljubljana, Maribor and Koper. The total 166 competitors in 58 teams participated.

A seminar titled "Current Challenges and Bioinformatics" will be presented by Dr. Luka Ausec on Tuesday, 18 April 2017 at 16.00 at the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies of the University of Primorska.

Friday, 14 April 2017

Android AppInventor Workshop

Our students had a possibility to attend a 4 hours workshop about Android AppInventor on Friday, April 14, 2017. The lecturer Dr. Ciril Bohak from the Laboratory for Computer Graphics in Multimedia at the Faculty of Computer and Information Science (University of Ljubljana).

Matej Filipović will present a lecture titled "Context free grammars and Bioinformatics" on Monday, April 10th at 16.00 at the premises of the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technology, University of Primorska, Glagoljaška 8, Koper.

A trial round of the University programming marathon was held on Friday, 7. 4. 2017. The competition started at 16h and lasted 3 hours.

AIESEC is a global youth leadership movement, present in 115 countries and is already present in Slovenia since 1953. We aim for youth leadership development through international experiences.

Thijs (the President of AIESEC for Slovenia) and Yara (Vice-President of Marketing and Outgoing Exchange of AIESEC for Slovenia) have presented opportunities for students to gain competences on a global marketplace.

Professor Aaron Quigley will have a lecture titled "Ubiquitous User Interfaces" on Monday, 20th of March 2017 at 16.00 at the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies of the University of Primorska, Glagoljaška 8, Koper.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Ruby on Rails Workshop

Our students had a possibility to join a 4 hours long workshop about Ruby on Rails on Friday, 17 March 2017. Lecturer was Dr. Gašper Košmrlj from Abelium l.l.c.

The Rector prof. dr. Dragan Marušič bestowed 13 awards to professors and students at the 14th Ceremonial Academy of the University of Primorska (16.3.). Among awards were the title of professor emeritus, gold medal, honorary certificate, awards for scientific and teaching excellence, and awards "Srečko Kosovel" and "University of Primorska" for students.

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Hosting professor Aaron Quigley

We have a pleasure to host professor Aaron Quigley from 5th of March to 24th of March. He is the Chair of Human Computer Interaction in the School of Computer Science at the University of St Andrews. He is also the ACM SIGCHI Vice President for Conferences (and former ACM SIGCHI Adjunct Chair for Specialised Conferences). Visit his Orcid profile to get a full list of his education.

He will give several lectures in the fields of Human-computer interaction, Augmented and Virtual reality and Information visualisation.

Mordhau is a multiplayer medieval melee game featuring large open battles, siege engines, and mounted combat. Its author is a doctoral student of computer science and informatics and a teaching assistant at UP FAMNIT Marko Grgurovič. He has presented the project on the Kickstarter and reached the set amount - 80 thousand USD in less than one day.

Dr. Andrej Brodnik was a guest in the central informative program on the first channel of the national television station where he talked about internet crime.

You can watch the podcast here (in Slovenian): http://4d.rtvslo.si/arhiv/prispevki-in-izjave-odmevi/174458963

The seminar titled Podjetna Primorska and the NASA Space Apps Challenge will be presented by Andrej Medved on 6th of March 2017 at 4PM at the premises of the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technology, University of Primorska, Glagoljaška 8, Koper.

Bogdan Soban will held a lecture titled "Generative Art - software for generating images" on Monday, 26th February 2016, at 16.00 at the premises of the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technology, University of Primorska, Glagoljaška 8, Koper.

The seminar titled "From prototype to market: what to expect when you want to turn your research into a product" will be presented by Alja Isakovič on Monday, 20 February 2017, at 16.00 at the premises of the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technology, University of Primorska, Glagoljaška 8, Koper.
 

University of Primorska has successfully obtained the funding for 26 projects under the Public call on The creative path to knowledge 2016/17 financed by the Slovene Human Resources Development and Scholarship Fund.

Monday, 30 January 2017

Interactive documentary iOtok

iOtok (iIsland) - interactive multimedia documentary - was released three weeks ago. The backend part of the web portal was entirely developed by members of CORA (Centre for aplication design and development) and HICUP LAB (Humans Interacting with Computers at University of Primorska).

Monday, 30 January 2017

DIST and UP FAMNIT at Informativa 2017

Informativa - the biggest Slovenian education and profession fair - was held on Saturday 28 January, at the Ljubljana Exhibition centre. The stand of the University of Primorska was visited by a large number of future students and current students have presented them our study programmes. In addition to the events on the stand various lectures were also organised for interested audience. Member of the department DIST Matjaz Kljun has introduced augmented reality.

Among the guests of this year's Informativa 2017 (education and professions fair) were also representatives of the Moscow State University Lomonosov. Prof. dr. Alexandr Razgulin,  Vice Dean for International Cooperation from the Faculty of computer, mathematics and cybernetic, was a part of the delegation, which visited UP FAMNIT on Friday, 27th of January.

Doc. dr. Iztok Savnik from the Department of information sciences and technologies at UP FAMNIT has in collaboration with Yahoo Japan Research successfully submitted a patent titled Search Method and device for RDF data. The patent was accepted by the Japan Patent Office under the number 5978253.

The seminar titled "Improving methods for the identification of DNA sequences and their biological functions by analyzing the DNA structure" will be held on Monday, 16 January 2017 at the premises of the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technology, University of Primorska, Glagoljaška 8, Koper.

Klen Čopič Pucihar and Matjaž Kljun from Department of Information Science and Technology had an interview on Radio Trst A - Rai Friuli Venezia Giulia (9. 1. 2017). They talked about the augmented and virtual reality in the show Prva Izmena - Hevreka.

A seminar will be held on Monday, 9 January 2017, at 16.00 at the premises of the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technology, University of Primorska, Glagoljaška 8, Koper.
Lecture room: FAMNIT-1-MP2 at 16:00
Lecturer:
Prof. Nouredine Melab
TITLE: Basics of GPU programming using Cuda

Branko Kavšek from DIST visited the secondary school Veno Pilon in Ajdovščina. He presented the profession of a software engineer to 2nd year students together with their teacher of informatics Urška Kompara, which was our former student.

Marko Grobelnik will held a lecture titled "Cross-lingual Global Media Monitoring" on Monday, 19th December 2016, at 16.00 at the premises of the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technology, University of Primorska, Glagoljaška 8, Koper.

Monday, 12 December 2016

Wolfgang Hürst hosted by DIST

We had a pleasure to host Wolfgang Hürst form 28.11. to 11.12. Wolfgang works in the Multimedia & Geometry Group, Information and Computing Sciences, at the Faculty of Science, Utrecht University, which is one of the Europe's best universities listed as 86th on the Times World University Rankings 2016-2017