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Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Workshop on eye tracking by iMotions

Eye tracking specialist Kiara Heide from iMotions run a workshop on eye tracking using iMotions software with Tobii Pro Nano, Tobii Pro Spectrum and Tobi Pro Glass 2 trackers.

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Workshop on 3D printing by Audax

3D printing specialist Rok Plevnik from Audax run a workshop on FDM and PolyJet 3D printing technology. We worked with two 3D printers we now have here at our laboratories the FDM printer Stratasys F170 and PolyJet printer Stratasys Object 260 CONNEX. As part of the workshop we learned how to maintain, operate and safely use these two 3D printers.

Expert Tomaž Travnik from K-print run a workshop on laser cutting and engraving. In the workshop we learned how to install, maintain and safely operate Trotech Speedy 400 with 120 Watt CO2 laser. We succesfully made a few sample cuts with the new laser we now have here at our laboratories at University of Primorska.

The Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies at the University of Primorska (UP FAMNIT) is offering an assistant professor/lecturer position at Department of Information Sciences and Technology (DIST) with the possibility for tenure position.

We welcome applicants from EU as well as Internationally who are enthusiastic about working as part of a multidisciplinary team focusing on applied computer science research in the following areas:

  • Computational Interactions
  • Human-computer Interaction
  • Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality
  • Artificial Intelligence/Machine learning
  • Data Science/Big Data
  • Computer Graphics and Computer Vision
  • Pervasive and Ubiquitous computing

PhD researcher Sead JAHIĆ will present the lecture at the Monday CS seminar series on Monday, 11 February, 2019, at 16:00 at the premises of UP FAMNIT,

UP FAMNIT students (among them also CS students) will have a posibility to upgrade their knowledge with practical experience in projects run by industry partners and academic supervisors. UP FAMNIT was succesfull with five new projects under the call "Creative Path to Practical Knowledge". These projects aim to  involve students in innovative, problem-solving and team-solving challenges in the working environment of companies and other organizations.

The Monday Seminar on Computer Science will host Mate HEGYHATI with the lecture titled "Challenges in cyclic batch process planning" on Monday, January 28, 2019, at UP FAMNIT.

Sunday, 27 January 2019

Informativa 2019

University of Primorska has for the 11th consecutive year presented itself at the traditional and largest Slovene education, scholarship and employment fair called Informativa. The fair took place at the Gospodarsko razstavišče in Ljubljana on 25 and 26 January. Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies and the Department of Information Sciences were also there.

The 12th mathematical day at UP FAMNIT was held on Wednesday, 23 January. The 3rd year secondary school students from Gymnasium Koper. 95 students accompanied by their professors had a possibility to experience various uses of mathematical theories in everyday life.

In 2014, Klen received his PhD in computer science from the University of Lancaster, UK. He is currently working as one of the heads of the Laboratory for Human-Computer Interaction (HICUP Lab) at the University of Primorska, where he is also an assistant professor. He is researching new ways to increase human abilities by using digital technologies. The main challenge is the user interface that creates a bottleneck between a person and the ubiquitous high-end processor performance and the potential of large amounts of data.

Nino Bašić will hold a lecture titled "Academic publishing from a viewpoint of a galley-man" on Monday, January 14, 2019, at 4.00 pm at the premises of the Faculty of Mathematics, Science and Information Technology University of Primorska, as a part of the Monday Computer Science Seminar.

Dr. Marinka ŽITNIK is a postdoctoral research fellow in Computer Science at Stanford University. She will present a seminar titled "Deep Learning for Network Medicine" as a part of the Monday Computer Science Seminar - this time exceptionally on Thursday.

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.

As the part of the project "Innovative learning and teaching in higher education (INOVUP)" a workshop titled "The Importance and Usage of Computational Thinking in Learning and Teaching" was organised by dr. Andrej Brodnik (UP FAMNIT & DIST) and dr. Sonja Čotar Konrad (UP Faculty of Education).

The competition for the best enterprise idea of Primorska region called "Enterprise Primorska 2018" has reached the finals on Friday, 23 November. The competition was organized by the UIP University Development Center and Incubator of Primorska in cooperation with partners for the twelfth year.

László HAJDÚ will hold a seminar titled "Network based data analytics" on Monday, 19 November 2018.

The seminar titled "Problems in planning applications for public bus transport" will be presented by Balázs DÁVID on Monday, 12 November, 2018 at 16.00 on the premises of the Faculty of Mathematics, Science and Information Technology at the University of Primorska, Glagoljaška 8, Koper. The seminar is part of the MONDAY SEMINAR OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND INFORMATICS of the Departments of Information Sciences and Technology from UP FAMNIT in UP IAM.

Domen ŠOBERL will present a seminar titled "Planning with qualitative models in robotic domains" on Monday, November 5, 2018, at 16.00, at the premises of the Faculty of Mathematics, Science and Information Technology, University of Primorska, Glagoljaška 8, Koper. The seminar is a part of the Monday Computer Science Seminar of the Departments of Information Sciences and Technology at UP FAMNIT in UP IAM.

V ponedeljek, 22. oktobra 2018, bo ob 16.00 uri v prostorih UP FAMNIT potekal PONEDELJKOV SEMINAR RAČUNALNIŠTVA IN INFORMATIKE Oddelkov za Informacijske znanosti in tehnologije UP FAMNIT in UP IAM. Predavala bo Julie DUCASSE.

Our researchers Klen Čopič Pucihar and Matjaž Kljun from HICUP lab at UP FAMNIT have yesterday (16 October 2018) together
with professor http://people.cs.uu.nl/huerst from Utrecht University (Netherlands) and professor Daisuke Iwai from Osaka University (Japan) co-organised a succesfull 2nd international workshop on MULTIMODAL VIRTUAL & AUGMENTED REALITY (MVAR 2018)  in conjunction with the prestigious conference IEEE ISMAR 2018 - International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality. The workshop was attended by more than 50 participants.

Leon KOPITAR will present a Monday Computer Science Seminar on 15 October 2018 at 16.00 at the premises of the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies of the University of Primorska, Glagoljaška 8, Koper.

A distinguished professor Albrecht Schmidt from Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich has organised a workshop titled HCI Ambassadors with cooperation of ACM SIGCHI. in conjuction to the prestigious ACM UIST 2018 conference - User Interface Software and Technology Symposium. The workshop was held on 14 October in Hasso-Plattner institute, Postdam, Germany. The aim of the workshop was discussing how to promote and establish human-computer interaction as a credible subject in research and teaching as well as building bridges how to make SIGCHI more internationally inclusive and to extend its reach.

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Our students at UPM 2018 finals

The final round of the University Programming Marathon 2018 was held in Maribor on Saturday, October 13, 2018. The closing event was organized by the Institute of Computing, and took place on the premises of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Informatics, Uiversity of Maribor. The competition was attended by 16 teams and 46 competitors.

The Monday Computer Science Seminar will be held on 8 October, 2018, at 4 pm at UP FAMNIT. The lecturer will be Aleksandar Tošić, PhD student.

A seminar titled "DLT for smart building health monitoring and IoT" will be presented by dr PhD Researcher Aleksander Tosić on Monday, 8 October 2018 at 16.00 at the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies of the University of Primorska.

Our PhD student and teaching assistant Cuauhtli from Mexico shared his thoughts with Radio Si about studying in Slovenia. The whole interview is availabe here https://4d.rtvslo.si/arhiv/study-abroad/174567489.

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)

Both seminars will be held on Tuesday, 2 October 2018, at 16.00 on the premises of the Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies of the University of Primorska. The titles are: The Distance Orientation Problem and Characterising AT-Free Graphs with BFS.

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.

Last week, our assist. prof. Branko Kavšek and teaching assist. Jamolbek Mattiev visited Urgench State University where they carried out a workshop titled "Introduction to data and machine learning" for students of computer science and mathematics.

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 Monday Computer Science Seminar (27 August 2018) titled "Using taxonomy for storing bookmarks" will be prerented by Gregor LEČIĆ.

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.

Spaces are limited. PLEASE SIGN UP FOR THE WORKSHOP HERE!