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Not less important than the thesis, Rubén Nicolàs and Núria Macià are presenting their “Diploma d’Estudis Avançats” (DEA), the first check point in their incipient research career.

In what follows, you can find the information of both presentations:

Rubén Nicolàs i Sans

Date: December 17, 2008
Place: Enginyeria i Arquitectura La Salle
  Sala de Graus (Edifici Sant Josep)
  C. Quatre Camins, 2
  08022, Barcelona (Spain)
Time: 11:00 a.m.

Examining committee: Prof. Josep M. Garrell, Prof. Francesc Alías, and Prof. David Miralles/Prof. Jordi Riera

Núria Macià Antolí­nez
Anàlisi de la relació entre la complexitat del problema i la precisió dels classificadors en mineria de dades

Date: December 17, 2008
Place: Enginyeria i Arquitectura La Salle
  Sala de Graus (Edifici Sant Josep)
  C. Quatre Camins, 2
  08022, Barcelona (Spain)
Time: 12:00 a.m.

Examining committee: Prof. Josep M. Garrell, Prof. Francesc Alías, and Prof. David Miralles/Prof. Jordi Riera

In a few days, you and Prof. Goldberg or Prof. Chua may pass each other in La Salle’s corridors. And no, it will not be a mirage. Top researchers will walk around our Campus in December. The reason: two young talents of the GRSI, Albert Orriols and Giovanni Pazienza, are presenting their thesis, which are worthy of examining committees of a such level.

We recommend attending these presentations, not only for the quality of the work performed by these two PhD students, but also for the opportunity to meet the best researchers in their knowledge area.

In what follows, you can find the information of both presentations:

Albert Orriols i Puig
New challenges in learning classifier systems: Mining rarities and evolving fuzzy models

Date: December 12, 2008
Place: Enginyeria i Arquitectura La Salle
  Sala de Graus (Edifici Sant Josep)
  C. Quatre Camins, 2
  08022, Barcelona (Spain)
Time: 11 a.m.

Examining committee: Prof. David E. Goldberg, Prof. Francisco Herrera, Prof. Martin Butz, Prof. Xavier Llorà , and Prof. Xavier Vilasí­s.

Giovanni Pazienza
Aspects of algorithms and dynamics of cellular paradigms

Date: December 15, 2008
Place: Enginyeria i Arquitectura La Salle
  Sala de Graus (Edifici Sant Josep)
  C. Quatre Camins, 2
  08022, Barcelona (Spain)
Time: 11 a.m.

Examining committee: Prof. Leon Chua, Prof. Tamas Roska, Prof. Marco Gilli, Prof. Marco Balsi, and Prof. Ester Bernadó

Pedraforca, magic mountain and symbol of Catalonia, offers wonderful views of the Bergadian countryside and further from its four peaks. On 5 October, Albert Orriols climbed this emblem to place at the top the abstract of his thesis and mark the end of his PhD student time.
The who, how, and more details of the adventure are found in the remainder of the article.

The party, composed of members of the GRSI, members of the lab, and Fí­gols (a lifelong friend of Albert), escorted the valued document to the top, the summary of four pleasant and intensive years of training and research, especially of the fourth (the hardest because one must finish off the work).

The climb took place in a peaceful setting under a blue and sunny sky and was divided into three stages.
A calm, easy walk led us to the “Refugi Lluí­s Estasen”, from where the courteous entourage saw us off.
Until the “Coll del Verdet”, all was joy, energy, and there were some difficulties but we managed to overcome them. At this second stop, some of the troop were a little bit tired so decided to head back to base but no before encouraging us to carry on, reviving the spirit of the five who were left to continue the mission.
At the top, with one of us exhausted (Núria), Albert, excited by the atmosphere, formalized the event with the signatures of those present on the abstract and left the sheet in a safe place. This year, on 31 December, the witches of Pedraforca will have a really interesting reading matter.

The rest of the day was spent at a barbecue at Albert’s home, where his parents treated us wonderfully. Thank you for your kind hospitality!

Finally, we can just say that this period for Albert will close with the thesis presentation on 12 December in front of an impressive examining committee: Prof. David E. Goldberg, Prof. Francisco Herrera, Prof. Martin Butz, Prof. Xavier Llorà, and Prof. Xavier Vilasís.

Good luck! It will not be an easy presentation (unlike the climb)!

The paper “Implementation of Traffic Engineering in NGNs Using Hybrid Genetic Algorithms” authored by Alex Vallejo, Agustín Zaballos, David Vernet, David Cutiller, and Jordi Dalmau won the best paper award the third International Conference on Systems and Networks Communications. For further information, please visit this link.

Many congrats Àlex, Agustí­n, David, and David!