19 12, 2018

Distributed TensorFlow using Horovod

2019-02-10T22:57:28+00:00December 19th, 2018|

New post in Medium about Distributed TensorFlow using Horovod and how to reduce training time for deep neural networks by using many GPUs.The content of this medium post will be used in my master course SA-MIRI at UPC Barcelona Tech with the support of Barcelona Supercomputing Center.

7 07, 2017

New Deep Learning for Artificial Intelligence MSc course in Barcelona

2017-09-25T12:26:48+00:00July 7th, 2017|

Deep Learning for Artificial Intelligence Master Course at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Autumn 2017) Deep learning technologies are at the core of the current revolution in artificial intelligence for multimedia data analysis. The convergence of large-scale annotated datasets and affordable GPU hardware has allowed the training of neural networks for data analysis tasks which were previously addressed with [...]

26 05, 2016

Deep Learning Summer Seminar at UPC is full!

2017-08-08T22:39:19+00:00May 26th, 2016|

The seminar is full!  Thank you for your acceptance, exciting news for us!. We are planning a new edition next January.   UPDATE:  Set of 25 slides available from our Summer Seminar  web page:  Summer Seminar Deep Learning for Computer Vision 2016 at ETSETB TelecomBCN UPC.

23 05, 2016

Deep Learning at UPC with Oriol Vinyals & Joan Bruna

2017-08-08T22:39:43+00:00May 23rd, 2016|

Today we had a great event, the first seminar on Deep Learning organised by UPC, TelecomBCN, FIB, CFIS and BSC. Thanks Joan and Oriol, It has been impressive!  Enclosed you will find some pictures of his visit! Here you can download the slides of Joan Bruna and here the video of the talk. As soon as I receive the presentation of Oriol I will post the links [...]

14 05, 2016

Seminar on Deep Learning at UPC with Oriol Vinyals and Joan Bruna

2017-08-08T22:40:45+00:00May 14th, 2016|

We (UPC, TelecomBCN, FIB, CFIS and BSC) are proud to invite you to our first seminar on Deep Learning organized at UPC, next May 23th at 11:00, with the talks of two outstanding speakers: Joan Bruna (UC Berkeley) and Oriol Vinyals (Google DeepMind). Do not miss this great event happening in Barcelona.  And if you are interested in Deep Learning, we are also preparing [...]

10 03, 2016

In Memoriam – Nacho Navarro, 1958-2016

2017-08-09T12:02:25+00:00March 10th, 2016|

I'm very sad to share with you in this blog the passing of my friend and colleague Nacho Navarro. Few days ago Nacho suddenly died from a heart attack at the age of 58. I'm sure that many of the readers of this blog remember Nacho. Nacho was a wonderful person and an exemplary member of our university community. First of all, my sincere condolences to Nacho’s family [...]

2 03, 2016

Art Gallery: Pier and a gazebo on the lake of Torre Girona

2019-02-09T23:32:18+00:00March 2nd, 2016|

Today, I’m glad to inform that I have opened a art gallery in this website (link) , that includes some of my latest artistic creations related with BSC and UPC. I wish to include more artworks in the future. The last one is inspired by the pier and gazebo on the lake of Torre Girona  (google maps). Yes! This is [...]

18 10, 2015

Acte de presentació del nou llibre INTRODUCCIÓN A APACHE SPARK para programar el Big Data

2017-08-09T12:16:44+00:00October 18th, 2015|

En nom dels autors em complau informar-vos en primícia de la presentació del llibre INTRODUCCIÓN A APACHE SPARK para empezar a programar el Big Data de l'editorial UOC . Es tracta del primer llibre sobre Apache Spark escrit en castellà amb el suport de MATEI ZAHARIA (creador d'Spark, CTO a Databricks i vicepresident d'Apache Spark) que n'ha escrit el pròleg . L'acte serà presentat [...]

30 06, 2015

Scholarships for MSc students on the MIRI MSc Program in Barcelona-UPC

2017-08-09T12:19:51+00:00June 30th, 2015|

Hi, are you interested to enrol in the Master in Innovation and Research in Informatics and take my course Supercomputers Architecture (specialization High Performance Computing)? BSC, under the program Severo Ochoa is offering 4 scholarship grants for the 2 academic years of the program. Follow the link below to the application form. Hope to see you next september, we will talk about Supercomputers and Big [...]

13 06, 2015

Conferència: Present i futur del Big Data

2017-08-09T12:20:12+00:00June 13th, 2015|

Gràcies a tots i a totes per l'acollida de la conferència del proper dilluns dins dels actes del 1r aniversari del Barcelona Spark Meetup. Hem canviat de sala per donar més cabuda i ara la conferència serà a la sala d'Actes del Vèrtex ( UPC - Campus Nord - Edifici Vèrtex, Planta S-1). Plaça Eusebi Güell, 6 , Barcelona (map) dilluns 15 [...]

3 04, 2015

Décimo aniversario del BSC: Hoy computar, mañana computar cognitivamente

2017-08-09T12:23:18+00:00April 3rd, 2015|

Esta semana se ha celebrado el décimo aniversario del Barcelona Supercomputing Center-Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS) en el que asistieron más de 500 personas entre personal del centro e invitados del ámbito político, científico e industrial. Un acto que sirvió para confirmar la voluntad del centro de seguir trabajando al servicio de la ciencia y la sociedad. Entre muchas otras [...]

19 03, 2015

2nd meeting of the Multimedia Big Data Computing Lab

2017-08-09T12:23:41+00:00March 19th, 2015|

I was invited to attend to the 2nd meeting of the Multimedia Big Data Computing Lab (MBDCLab), chaired by Ruben Tous, a senior research member in our team. The meeting took place on Monday 16th, at UPC Campus Nord. The MBDCLab is an ad-hoc interest group of people working on topics related to distributed computing systems that enable massive [...]