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A seminar titled "Indoor navigation with smart schedule" will be presented by Zoltán Horváth on Wednesday, 25 April 2018 at 16.00 at the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies of the University of Primorska.

 

Dr. Tim Bell from University of Canterbury New Zealand presented a lecture titled "Computer Science... without computers?!" through the presentation of Computer Science Unplugged programme, which is a fun and interesting way to study computer-based concepts without the use of computers through games, puzzles and magic tricks.

The round table presented the results of an analysis of the attitudes and competences of teachers and students for didactic use of ICT at Fautly of Education, University of Primorska and evolved around the topic of ICT use in teaching and learning.

A seminar titled "IN2 company presentation" will be presented by Vedran Krevatin, Alen Oblak on Monday, 23 April 2018 at 16.00 at the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies of the University of Primorska.

 

The first round of the University Programming Marathon 2018 was held on 19 April. The time to finish all the assignements is 4 hours. UPM is organised by ACM Slovenia.

A seminar titled "A Model-Driven Framework for the Development of Portable Real-time Embedded Systems" will be presented by Wassim El Hajj CHEHADE on Monday, 16 April 2018 at 16.00 at the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies of the University of Primorska.

UP FAMNIT bachelor students are invited to participate in the Programming competition Batalja Spaziale. Batalja Spaziale is a variation of the two player game Galcon. Contestants will have to program their player, which will play against others.

Our professors Klen Čopič Pucihar  and Matjaž Kljun visited the University of St Andrews where they delivered two seminars titled "The Missing Interface: Micro Gestures on Objects for Augmented Reality Interaction" and "Large scale studies of habit changing interface design". They were guests of prof Aaron Quigley.

A seminar titled "Variable neighborhood search for a vehicle scheduling problem in agriculture" will be presented by Zorica Stanimirović on Monday, 11 April 2018 at 16.00 at the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies of the University of Primorska.

 

The trial round of the University Programming Marathon is taking place in the Computer Lab 1 at the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information technologies. The contest is taking place at three Slovenian Universities: University of Primorska, University of Ljubljana and University of Maribor.

 

A seminar titled "Strategic User Research for Analyzing and Designing Better Sociotechnical Systems: Towards Improving Social Progress for All" will be presented by Kaveh BAZARGAN on Monday, 9 April 2018 at 16.00 at the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies of the University of Primorska.

 

A seminar titled "On body and Out of body Interactions" will be presented by Jessica CAUCHARD on Wednesday, 4th of April 2018 at 16.00 at the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies of the University of Primorska.

Jessica CAUCHARD, is a Senior Lecturer at IDC Herzliya, Israel in the departments of Computer Science and Communications. Jessica was a postodoctoral research fellow at Stanford's Computer Science Human-Computer Interaction laboratory and completed her PhD at the University of Bristol at the Interaction & Graphics research lab.

The visit came to an end. We had great time together. Matthew surprised us with many things including a video of him and Bill Gates demonstrating live the systems he built with his Vision Technology Group.

A seminar titled "A large scale study of habit changing interface design" will be presented by Matjaž KLJUN on Monday, 26th of March 2018 at 16.00 at the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies of the University of Primorska.

 

A seminar titled "Being There: Augmented Reality for Remote Collaboration" will be presented by dr Matthew TURK on Wednesday, 28. March 2018 at 16.00 at the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies of the University of Primorska.

Matthew TURK is a Chair of the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara (USA) and co-director of UCSB Four Eyes Lab.

A seminar titled "Using Words from Daily News Headlines to Predict the Movement of Stock Market Indices" will be presented by Branko KAVŠEK on Monday, 12th of March 2018 at 16.00 at the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies of the University of Primorska.

 

A seminar titled "On body and Out of body Interactions" will be presented by Jessica CAUCHARD on Wednesday, 4th of April 2018 at 16.00 at the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies of the University of Primorska.

 

Jens Grubert is Associate Professor of Human-Computer Interaction in the Internet of Things at Coburg University. He is curently visiting UP FAMNIT and HICUP lab. As a part of the visit Jens will give several lectures on Augmented and Virtual reality and his research to both undergraduate and grauate students as well as discuss future collaboration with the HICUP lab.

The University of St Andrews and Primorska are soon to agree to award a joint degree with the title of Doctor of Philosophy (on condition that the joint PhD study programme in Computer Science will gain accreditation of the Slovenian Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education)...

A seminar titled "Appropriating the Body for Enhancing Mixed Reality Interaction" will be presented by dr Jens GRUBERT on Monday, 19. February 2018 at 16.00 at the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies of the University of Primorska.

Representatives of companies and educational institutions from Italy, Serbia, Portugal, the United Kingdom and Slovenia (representatives from the University of Primorska and Abelium doo) gathered in Koper in order to discuss the advancement of  the education pilot training program for Data Scientist within the project DA.RE = Data Science Pathways.

A seminar titled "The University Timetabling Problem - Complexity and an Integer Linear Programming Formulation: a Case Study of UP FAMNIT" will be presented by Nevena MITROVIĆ on Monday, 15. January 2018 at 16.00 at the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies of the University of Primorska.

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.

A seminar titled "Stochastic Methods of Optimization in Data Mining Problems" will be presented by Jamolbek MATTIEV on Monday, 18. December 2017 at 16.00 at the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies of the University of Primorska.

A seminar titled "A development environment for medical image registration procedures" will be presented by Matjaž Šuber on Monday, 11. December 2017 at 16.00 at the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies of the University of Primorska.

A seminar titled "Optimal Parallel Algorithms" will be presented by dr. Andrej Brodnik on Monday, 27. November 2017 at 16.00 at the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies of the University of Primorska.

Friday, 17 November 2017

CERC 2017

The University programming competition CERC 2017 (Central European ACM ICPC Competition) took place at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in Zagreb (Croatia) from November 17th to 19th, 2017. The Central European region is one of the most competitive in the world. Competitors had 5 hours of time to solve 12 tasks, some of which were extremely dificult.

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.

A seminar titled "Presentation of company DINIT d.o.o. and employment opportunities" will be presented by representatives of DINIT d.o.o. on Monday, 13. November 2017 at 16.00 at the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies of the University of Primorska.

A seminar titled "Plurality Consensus - The two choices protocol and some variants of it" will be presented by Prof. Dr. Robert Elsässer on Friday, 10. November 2017 at 16.00 at the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies of the University of Primorska.

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.

A seminar titled "Research Issues in Routing Protocols for Mobile Adhoc Networks" will be presented by Prasanna Venkatesan Theerthagiri on Monday, 23. October 2017 at 16.00 at the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies of the University of Primorska.

A seminar titled "Cartographic presentation of statistical data" will be presented by Dr. Sebastjan Meža on Monday, 16. October 2017 at 16.00 at the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies of the University of Primorska.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

UPM 2017 Finals

The final round of the University Programming Marathon 2017 a was held in Koper on Saturday, October 14, 2017. It was hosted by the University of Primorska, and the competition took place on the premises of the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technology. After 3rd rounds, it was clear that the finals will be interesting, as the leading teams were very close together. You can see the official results here.
 

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.  

With the start of the new academic year, we continue with the 3rd round of the University Programming Marathon. The 3rd round took place at all three public universities on Thursday, October 5, 2017. The teams had the opportunity to advance their positions before the the finals.

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.