XXI UPV Social Council Awards HOLA

On 5 July, the Auditorium of the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) hosted the 21st edition of the UPV Social Council Awards, which recognise the academic and entrepreneurial excellence of students, teachers and researchers at the university, as well as the involvement of companies and institutions in the university environment.

In the university field, the University Institute of Information and Communication Technologies ITACA was distinguished with the UPV Research Award, aimed at recognising initiatives to expand knowledge.

21 years recognising the fundamental role of companies

The president of the UPV Social Council, Monica Bragado, pointed out that “for 21 years now, the Social Council has sought to recognise the importance of collaboration between universities and companies, innovation projects and recognition of the excellence of students and teachers” and highlighted the fundamental role of companies, “contributing to economic activity, generating employment and wellbeing. They are our best allies and show us daily, despite the difficulties, their moral nature, responsibility and solidarity in facing challenges. At the same time, they are committed to society”.

The event was attended by the rector of the UPV, José Esteban Capilla, and the regional secretary for Universities and Research of the Generalitat Valenciana, Carmen Beviá. Both agreed on highlighting the vital work carried out by the Social Council to promote excellence and the close collaboration achieved with the business world.

Source: UPV’s Information Office

Doctoral Thesis Defense Act HOLA

On June 14, at 12:00 a.m. in the Maxwell Room (4D building) of the Higher Technical School of Telecommunications Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de València, the reading and defense of the Doctoral Thesis “Optimization of training actions in digital skills of Nursing professionals” by Ms. Olga Navarro Martínez are scheduled.

The Director of the Doctoral Thesis is Vicente Traver Salcedo, researcher of the ITACA Institute.

Doctoral Thesis Defense Act HOLA

On April 28, at 12:00 a.m. in the Shannon Room (4D building) of the Higher Technical School of Telecommunications Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de València, the reading and defense of the Doctoral Thesis “Modelling of a system for the detection of weak signals through text mining and NLP. Proposal of improvement by a quantum variational circuit” by Mr. Israel Griol Barres are scheduled.

The Director of the Doctoral Thesis is José Millet Roig, researcher of the ITACA Institute.

Doctoral Thesis Defense Act HOLA

On February 23, at 11:00 a.m. in the Higher Technical School of Telecommunications Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de València, the reading and defense of the Doctoral Thesis “Dynamic risk models for characterising chronic diseases’ behaviour using Process Mining techniques” by Ms. Zoe Valero Ramón are scheduled.

The Directors of the Doctoral Thesis are Vicente Traver Salcedo and Carlos Fernández Llatas, researchers of the ITACA Institute.

New periodic table for the analysis and composition of musical pieces HOLA

From sodium, potassium, hydrogen or nickel to tones, semitones, chords and eighth notes. Luis Nuño, professor at the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), has taken another step in the fusion of two of his great passions: mathematics and music. If a few years ago he surprised with his musical abaci -a tool that allows learning music in a simpler way- now his reference is Mendeleev. The result of more than a year of research, Nuño has created a new musical Periodic Table, especially useful for students of this artistic discipline and also for composers. His work has been published in the Journal of Mathematics and Music.

“This periodic table facilitates the analysis of musical works, especially post-tonal, but also of other styles, since it allows us to visualize which regions of the table are used and what types of movements or trajectories are followed. Likewise, it serves to design the structure of a composition based on criteria of similarity and contrast between the classes used”, explains Luis Nuño, also a researcher at the Institute of Information and Communication Technologies (ITACA) of the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV).

Nuño’s table bears different similarities with the periodic table of chemical elements: “the number of columns is the same, as is the number of rows, since in the periodic table there are seven periods and two more rows for lanthanides and actinides”, points out Luis Nuño.

The basis of the work is the description of all the possible combinations that can be made with 12 notes: a total of 4096 combinations, reduced by “transposition” and “inversion”, and considering from groups of 0 notes to groups of 12 notes. Nuño points out that in his Periodic Table “each period corresponds to a certain number of notes, where the first element or class is the one that has its notes as close together as possible (in chromatic sequence) and the last one that has them as far apart as possible . The table also includes several symbols that indicate certain symmetry properties, while the “complementary” classes and those that keep the so-called “Z relationship” are clearly shown, ”explains Luis Nuño.

Regarding its usefulness to analyze musical pieces and even to create different compositional structures, the UPV professor points out that each musical style (classic, contemporary, flamenco, Pop, Jazz, etc.) focuses on a part of the table. In addition, it makes it easier to establish mathematical relationships in compositions, related to set theory, such as union, intersection, inclusion, etc.


Luis Nuño (2020): A detailed list and a periodic table of set classes, Journal of Mathematics and Music, DOI: 10.1080 / 17459737.2020.1775902

Source: UPV’s Information Office

Chair of Energy Transition HOLA

La Universitat Politècnica de València and the Regional Ministry of Sustainable Economy, Productive Sectors, Commerce and Labor have created the Chair of Energy Transition. Its objective is to achieve a more efficient and sustainable energy model.

The chair, endowed with a budget of 30,000 euros, establishes the collaboration between the UPV and, specifically, the General Directorate of Industry, Energy and Mines. Different scientific and technological transfer activities are planned.

It is the first multidisciplinary UPV chair because it involves the Higher Technical School of Agronomic and Natural Environment Engineering (ETSIAM), the Higher Technical School of Industrial Engineering and the Higher Technical School of Computer Science. The direction of the chair will be rotating. The current Director of the Chair is José Vicente Oliver, a researcher at the ITACA Institute.

Communication and technology transfer between the UPV, administrations and companies is a fundamental line of action in this chair. Thus, next Thursday, November 21, the 1st Conference on Energy Transition, Digitalization and Climate Change will be held in the ETSIAMN Assembly Hall.

More information.

Source: UPV’s Information Office – UPVTV

José Vicente Oliver, Medal of Honor of the Association of Engineers of Forestry HOLA

The Association of Engineers of Forests of Spain has awarded the Medal of Honor in the Academic and Research field to the Valencian professor José Vicente Oliver at an event held on Friday, October 4 in Madrid at the Institute of Engineering of Spain, act chaired by its president, Carlos del Álamo.

Oliver is the first Valencian and the first professor of the UPV to receive this prestigious award. With this, 29 years of teaching and scientific experience are recognized in universities and research centers in Spain, Germany, Denmark and Australia.

José Vicente Oliver is a PhD Engineer from the University of Göttingen (Germany) and Professor in the area of ​​knowledge of Agroforestry Engineering at the Universitat Politécnica de València, where he co-directs the ICT research group against Climate Change at the ITACA Institute, together with professors Javier Urchueguía and Lenin Lemus. He is also the director of the new Chair of Energy Transition Company of the Valencian Community.

He has directed eight doctoral theses and 76 degree and master thesis. He is the author of four research books and six teaching books, as well as 44 internationally indexed scientific publications. He has participated in 61 congresses in 15 countries and in 39 research projects, being principal investigator in 14 European and six national projects.

He was a seven-year member of the Steering Committee of INNOVAWOOD, the European Association for Forestry and Wood Research, and in 2009 he received the 2009 European research prize SCHWEIGHOFER in this field. He has been an advisor to the European Commission on issues related to forestry research and climate change. In addition, he was the founding president of the Valencian Forest Platform until 2017.

1st Edition MySphera Chair Awards HOLA

The MySphera Chair, formalized between the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) and the MySphera company, attached to the University Institute of Information and Communication Technologies (ITACA Institute) and to the Higher Technical School of Telecommunications Engineers of the Universitat Politècncia de València, organizes a contest of disruptive and innovative business ideas in the field of emerging technologies, with a great potential to positively impact on the socio-health field, improving the experience of the patient or family member.

Aimed at students of any career, the contest will reward the three best business ideas that meet the assessment criteria described in the call.

The economic endowment will be € 6,000 to be distributed among the winners, which will cover the expenses of the 6-month business immersion-internship program in the ITACA facilities at the UPV, under the supervision of the Chair’s Director. The winners will be able to work on the development of their idea, with the collaboration of experts in different areas of knowledge of the MYSPHERA company together with the Chair’s Director and other experts of the ITACA Institute or the ETSIT.

The rules of the call can be found at http://www.sabien.upv.es/premios-catedra-mysphera-2019/.

Presentación de la Cátedra MySphera HOLA

La Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) y MySphera, compañía líder en Europa en tecnología IoT para entornos hospitalarios, han presentado la Cátedra MySphera. La finalidad de esta iniciativa es la promoción y el desarrollo de modelos para el análisis, la gestión y la optimización de los procesos hospitalarios.


El rector de la UPV, Francisco Mora, y Salvador Vera, CEO de MySphera, han presentado la nueva cátedra, fruto del convenio firmado entre la institución universitaria y la compañía de carácter global y con sede en el Parque Tecnológico de Paterna. Esta iniciativa es resultado de una fructífera colaboración entre la UPV y la empresa, ya que como ha apuntado Vera, “el germen del grupo que generó el proyecto empresarial ha salido de la Universitat Politècncia de València”. “De hecho, el 90% de la plantilla actual de MySphera ha pasado por esta universidad. Y ahora, con la cátedra reforzamos todavía más esa vinculación”.


La finalidad de la Cátedra MySphera, es “fomentar entre los estudiantes de la Universitat Politècnica de València su inquietud por la aplicación de las TIC en el ámbito sociosanitario para mejorar tanto la atención como los procesos”, ha adelantado el CEO de MySphera. También, “la promoción y el desarrollo de modelos para el análisis, la gestión y la optimización de los procesos hospitalarios mediante técnicas de Internet de las Cosas, los Sistemas de Localización en Tiempo Real y la minería de procesos. Todo ello en el marco del objeto y las finalidades específicas tanto de la Universitat Politècnica de València como de MySphera”.


La Cátedra MySphera está adscrita al Instituto Universitario de Tecnologías de la Información y Comunicaciones (Instituto ITACA) y a la Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación de la Universitat Politècncia de València. Para Vicente Traver, director de la cátedra, y del grupo SABIEN del Instituto ITACA, “se trata de una oportunidad para acercar el conocimiento y potencial que tiene MySphera al alumnado de la Universitat Politècnica de València”. Además, “para el grupo SABIEN supone un reconocimiento a la actividad que estamos haciendo, de formación e investigación, y a nuestra capacidad de transferencia de conocimiento”, ha asegurado Traver.


En el marco de la Cátedra MySphera se desarrollarán diversas actividades, entre ellas, proyectos. Y está previsto convocar becas de colaboración, premios para trabajos fin de grado y concursos de ideas. Por otra parte, se organizarán conferencias, seminarios y talleres, visitas a empresas y jornadas de divulgación científica. Porque, como ha expresado su director, “queremos facilitar la transición del alumnado universitario al mundo laboral, en concreto, su integración en un sector como es el de las Tecnologías de la Salud en el que el número de salidas laborales es cada vez mayor”.


MySphera, líder en tecnología IoT en entornos hospitalarios


MySphera es líder en Europa en tecnología IoT (Internet de las cosas, por sus siglas en inglés) para entornos hospitalarios basada en sistemas de localización en tiempo real (RTLS). Se trata, por tanto, de una compañía global, con sede en el Parque Tecnológico de Paterna (València), dedicada a la transformación de los sistemas de salud a través de la localización y la visibilidad de los procesos usando herramientas inteligentes de IoT.


Su capacidad de innovación le ha llevado a desarrollar el Hospital Process Manager (HPM), un nuevo concepto que va más allá de la tecnología RTLS tradicional que permite la gestión automatizada de los procesos sanitarios mediante datos de trazabilidad y lógica de estados. Además, la tecnología MySphera permite evaluar el rendimiento real en los procesos para optimizarlos, y mejorar la eficiencia, así como la seguridad de los pacientes.


Fuente: Área de Comunicación UPV