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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.

Bachlor student Patrik Kocjančič recieved honorary mention for his final year project titled "Experiential learning in the case of reliving echolocation".

Bachelor student Leo Gombač received honorary mention for his final year project "3D Virtual Tracing and Depth Perception Problem in Mobile AR"

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.

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.

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

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.