Àngel A. Juan, director of the ICSO research group wins the 2017 Luis Azcarraga Award of the Fundación ENAIRE for the the article “A multi-start randomized heuristic for real-life crew rostering problems in airlines with work-balancing goals”, co-written with Jésica de Armas Adrián, from Pompeu Fabra University and an external member of the ICSO group, Luis Cadarso Morga, from Rey Juan Carlos University, and Francisco Javier Faulín Fajardo from the Public University of Navarre.
Montserrat Batet, researcher of the IN3 research group in K-riptography and Information Security for Open Networks (KISON), has received the Dona TIC 2016 Award in the category of Academic/ Research given at the 12x12 Congress, organized by Tertúlia Digital and SmartCAT of the Generalitat de Catalunya, in collaboration with the Observatori Dona Empresa i Economia.
The Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) approved the UOC’s adhesion to the Network of Scientific Culture and Innovation Units. The UOC thus becomes part of an initiative made up of universities, foundations and other organizations that share the common goal of improving and increasing training, culture and knowledge related to science in society.
The academic career of Professor Manuel Castells was recognized with the Eulalio Ferrer International Prize. The prize, awarded by the University of Cantabria (UC), the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), the University of Guanajuato and the Fundación Cervantina de México, recognizes the academic and research work of public figures in the fields of humanism, literature and social sciences.
Israel Rodríguez-Giralt, professor at the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences and IN3 researcher, received the Amsterdamska Award from the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST) for his book Disasters and Politics: Materials, Experiments and Preparedness (Wiley-Blackwell 2014), which he co-edited with Manuel Tironi and Michael Guggenheim.
The UOC’s IN3 joined the network of NoC research centres (Global Network of Internet and Society Research Centers). The NoC encompasses different interdisciplinary research centres that focus on researching the Internet and the knowledge society.
The project Participative project for the advancement of research on rare diseases, launched by a UOC research group, Sant Joan de Déu – Barcelona Children’s Hospital and the CIBERER Biomedical Research Centre, was awarded the solidarity prize by the Honda Foundation.
The project on rare diseases and inborn errors of metabolism developed by Sant Joan de Déu - Barcelona Children’s Hospital, the UOC and the Biomedical Research Networking Centre (CIBERER) received the Hinnovar Award for the platform Metabolic Commons. The award was presented by Novartis laboratories, in collaboration with ESADE and the Spanish Society of Healthcare Executives (SEDISA).