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DIST Department of information sciences and technologies

Researchers from the University of Primorska and the department DIST have had accepted another research programme by the Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS). In the next six years the researchers will under the guidance of prof. dr. Enesa Pasalica, a top scientist in the field of cryptography of symmetric keys and head of the Center for cryptography at UP FAMNIT. They will work with an international and interdisciplinary team of researchers, together wiuth doctoral and postdoctoral students working at our University and the InnoRenew CoE.

Our guest lecturer dr. Andreea Nechifor will hold two linguistic related lectures on Thursday, October 4, 2018:

  • Contextualizing Foreign Language Teaching (at 9.30 am, lecture room FAMNIT-MP4)
  • English Language Teaching and Computer Science (at 11.00, lecture room FAMNIT-MP4)
Friday, 28 September 2018

European Researchers' Night 2018

University of Primorska (UP) organized various activities during the European Researchers' Night 2018 for the third consecutive year, which were a part of the activities of the project "SAWE - Safe with Science", on Friday, 28 September.

Monday, 3 September 2018

HICUP lab and new staff

In addition to the doctoral student Maheshya Weerasinghe from Sri Lanka, the doctoral student Cuauhtli Campos from Mexico and the postdoctoral researcher Julie Ducasse from France joined the HICUP Laboratory.

The department got a new doctoral student Maheshya Weerasinghe. She joined the HICUP Laboratory.

Internationalization program came to an end.  We hosted 13 fantastic speakers, researchers and visionaries @HICUPLab over past two years. Dear friends, you left lasting impact! Thank you all again and thx to EU for this great opportunity.

Peter CHANTHANAKONE, the award winning director and producer specializing in 3D animated short films will run a workshop on "Creating Animated Models with Recap and Maya". Organized by HICUP Lab @University of Primorska.

In the workshop you will learn how to use photogrammetry to reconstruct 3D objects from images alone. In this process we will use Recap software from Autodesk. In the second part of the workshop you will learn how to animate the curated models.


Peter CHANTHANAKONE will present a  seminar on Monday, 28th of May 2018 at 16.00 at the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies of the University of Primorska.

Peter Chanthanakone is an award winning director and producer specializing in 3D animated short films. He won numerous film festival awards and his works has been selected in major film festivals around the world such as Germany, France, Austria, Canada, China, Belgium, S. Korea, Pakistan, India, Australia, Italy as a retrospective at the 2013 VIEW Animation Video Festival and on a giant screen in Times Square in the NYC International Film Festival.


A seminar titled "Grand Challenges in Shape-Changing Interface Research" will be presented by Jason ALEXANDER, on Monday, 21st of May 2018 at 16.00 at the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies of the University of Primorska.

Jason ALEXANDER is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing and Communications at Lancaster University (UK) and specializes on the development of shape-changing interfaces—surfaces that can dynamically change their geometry based on digital content or user input and in particular their application to data physicalization.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.