Details of the Program

The detailed schedule of the 4 days at LEITAT, Barcelona


About the lecturers:

  • Josep Lluís Arcos is Research Scientist at the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). His background is in Machine Learning for Healthcare: machine learning and time-series analysis algorithms able to process big data in an efficient, adaptive, and robust way. Currently focused on their application to Cognitive Stimulation and Rehabilitation (see Innobrain, Play&Sing, and Cognitio projects), Chronicity, and Autism Spectrum Disorders (see BioMoCISVA and AMATE projects). He’s also involved in Machine Learning for Music:  Machine Learning techniques to reason and learn about musical processes like expressive music generation and the study of musical expressivity in Nylon Guitars (see guitarLab) and social tools for music education (see PRAISE). He has studied the issue of expressiveness in the context of tenor saxophone interpretations (see Saxex and TempoExpress systems) in collaboration with the Music Technology Group (UPF).
  • Oscar Camara is an Associate Professor in our Department. He obtained a degree in Telecommunications Engineering from UPC (1999), and a Master and Ph.D. in Image Processing in the École Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, Paris (2000 and 2003, respectively). From 2004 to 2007, he did a postdoctoral stay, first at King´s College London and then at University College London. In July 2007, he joined UPF as "Ramón y Cajal" Fellow, where he is coordinating a research group called PhySense, that he founded in 2011. He is also coordinator of the Biomedical Engineering degree at the UPF. His research is focused on methodologies at the crossroad of computational imaging and computational modelling areas that can be effectively used in a clinical environment, including oncology, neurology and cardiology applications, among others. This work has lead to numerous scientific publications and presentations in conferences in both methodological and clinical fields (> 25 journals; > 69 contributions at ISI, > 650 citations; h-index: 14). He is actively involved in competitive national and European research project including strong collaborations with industrial and clinical partners. 

  • Josep Lluís Falcó has 20 years of experience in the biomedical sector. He has worked for big pharma companies (Sanofi), mid-size pharmas (Ferrer Grupo), small biotechs (Hospital spin-off), Tech Transfer Offices (Fundació Bosch i Gimpera) and consulting firms (Antares Consulting and Asphalion). He has also been associate professor at IQS.  His experience is based in Healthcare Strategy, Technology Transfer, Fundraising of start-up companies, Business Development, Marketing, Market Access, Reimbursement and Regulatory Affairs. Josep Lluís has founded 4 companies. He currently serves as board member for 3 start-up companies and he is mentor of several entrepreneurs. In addition in the last 4 years he has been involved in 6 private fundraising processes and he has contributed to raise 33,5 million euros for his clients. The projects in which Josep Lluís has been involved are based in small chemical entities, biologicals, diverse medical devices, in vitro diagnostics, nutraceuticals and cosmetics. The therapeutic areas where he has recently worked are Oncology, Central Nervous System, Cardiovascular, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Traumatology, HIV, Microbiome, Antibacterials and Immunomodulation. He has global knowledge of drug/device development, having worked in Discovery, Preclinical and Clinical phases, Marketing and Post-Marketing. He takes part of programs such as Caixa Impulse and EIT Health programs, participating as reviewer, mentor and professor. He has founded GENESIS Biomed to help other entrepreneurs and research centers in their current projects.

  • Vincent Ribas holds a PhD ‘cum laude’ in Artificial Intelligence, a MSc. in  Mathematical Engineering and Telecommunications Engineeringfrom the Technical University of Catalonia, UPC.Vicent also holds a MSc in Electrical Engineering fromthe Kungliga Tekniksa Högskolan in Sweden. Researcher in data analytics in the Healthcare sector. He has been CEO and CTO of multiple startups and rose $10m+ in public and private investment. Together with Hospital Vall d'Hebron and Sabirmedical, won the best poster award in Cardiovascular Monitoring at the SCCM's (Society of Critical Care Medicine) Critical Care Congress.  He’s currently serving as a project reviewer for the FET-Open Research and Innovation Action from the Horizon 2020 programme. Authored more than 20 peer-reviewed papers, congress contributions, and patents. He has experience in machine learning, artificial intelligence, data science, deep learning, sentiment analysis, mathematical modeling, signal processing and software development. Cloud-based systems, network analytics, venture capital, patent strategy, regulatory issues in Health (ISO 13485) and product development. Currently, he’s the manager of the research line in Data Analysis in Medicine at Eurecat, the technological center of Catalonia.

  • Itziar de Lecuona holds a PhD in Law and MA in Bioethics and Law; Tenure - Track Lecturer, Department of Medicine.  She’s also member of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics at the University of Barcelona and deputy director of the Bioethics and Law Observatory at the University of Barcelona. She’s member of the Consolidated Research Group “Bioethics, Law and Society” of the Catalonian Government.  She’s director of the Master in Food, Ethics and Law and Coordinator of the Master in Bioethics and Law at the University of Barcelona. Member of the Catalonian Bioethics Committee; of the Research Ethics Committee at Hospital Clínic de Barcelona and of the Bioethics Commission at the University of Barcelona.  Member of the Expert Group on Research Integrity and of the Working Group on Ethics in Horizon 2020 of the League of European Research Universities (LERU).  Member of the Ethical, Legal and Social Board of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, Health Division (EIT Health), Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs). Member of the European Advisory Committee of the 5th World Research Integrity Conference (Amsterdam 2017). Visiting researcher of the Bioethics Program at UNESCO Headquarters (Paris) and of the University of Bologna, CIRSFID research Center.

  • Mathieu de Rooij worked for over five years as a patent examiner at the European Patent Office in The Hague, in several technical fields, especially in the field of wind turbines; therefore he has a lot of experience in search and substantive examination, and is also familiar with oppositions and appeals. During his stay at the EPO he also gained a privileged insight into the whole grant procedure. He passed the European Qualifying Examination in 2007. In 2008 Mathieu joined the company ZBM patents and moved to Barcelona; he deals with all aspects of patents: patentability reports, drafting and prosecution of European and PCT applications reports on validity and risk of infringement, and Oppositions before the EPO. Mathieu is also actively involved in ZBM’s internal training and frequently lectures on European patent practice. He became a partner in 2011. In the same year, he obtained the European Patent Litigation Certificate which will give him the right to represent clients before the Unified Patent Court.