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UniCredit Hackathon CEE

Publish date: 2017/07/19 | Expire date: 2017/08/31 | Author: Pia Prebevšek

INTERNATIONAL HACKATHON OF THE YEAR – for developers, designers, and future business oriented out-of-the-box thinkers!
2nd and 3rd September 2017, in ABC HUB, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Can you create value by using client data?
We know your answer is yes, so don't hesitate!

When in September your holidays are over, you'll be so fresh and full of ideas. Creativity. Have you had interesting experiences while paying for services? Have you always wondered what's behind all those big banks? How do they operate? Could you imagine a different way forward, a different future, and would like to co-create it?

Take this opportunity and join the UniCredit Hackathon CEE, where amazing individuals like you and UniCredit people will join forces to create something new. Something never seen before. Something that will make our lives easier in the world of consumers and internet.

Two days of hard core coding, business creating, innovating and general fun that can bring the best 3 teams great prizes!

PRIZES:

Monetary rewards will be transferred directly to accounts of individual team members, opened at UniCredit.

All three teams will also present their solutions from the Hackathon to the UniCredit management board on 7th September 2017.

At a later stage, members of the best three teams could also be invited to participate in the implementation phase of the solution.

Sounds like an international job opportunity? You never know!

1. PRIZE - THE WINNING TEAM: EUR 5,000
2. PRIZE - THE SECOND BEST TEAM: EUR 3,500
3. PRIZE - THE THIRD BEST TEAM: EUR 1,500

The reward will be equally split between all team members (please, consider that teams will have up to 8 members).

Apply now for the most innovative weekend of your life. It could be a gamechanger, both for you and UniCredit CEE!

APPLY AT: https://abc-accelerator.com/UniCreditHackathonCEE/

Lucija Brezočnik won the first place in the finals of IEEE Region 8 student paper contest 2017

Publish date: 2017/07/12 | Expire date: 2017/08/15 | Author: Pia Prebevšek

Lucija Brezočnik, a graduate of the Informatics and Technologies of Communication master’s study program and PhD student of Computer Science and Informatics, achieved a remarkable international success. She won the IEEE Regions 8 Student Paper Contest in the competition with the best student authors’ scientific papers in the fields of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Informatics from all over Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

Lucija qualified for the finals as the winner of the competition organised by the IEEE Slovenia Section. The final competition took place between 6-8 July in the framework of the IEEE EUROCON 2017 International Conference held in Ohrid, Macedonia.

Her article Feature selection for classification using particle swarm optimization written under the mentorship of Prof. Dr Vili Podgorelec presents a new method for the problem of finding informative attributes in high-dimensional data, which can significantly reduce the number of attributes, thus achieving better classification results on complex data sets. With this remarkable achievement, the University of Maribor and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science rise among the most successful institutions within this prestigious competition because Lucija's victory has been already the second one for the UM-FERI. Namely, Lucija's mentor, then the student, Vili Podgorelec, won in the finals of this contest in 1999.

Congratulations!

jSO ALGORITHM IS THE WINNER AT CEC 2017 COMPETITION

Publish date: 2017/06/14 | Expire date: 2017/07/31 | Author: Pia Prebevšek

jSO algorithm is the winner of competition on Real-Parameter Single Objective Optimization held at the IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation 2017 (http://www.cec2017.org/), 5. 6. - 8. 6. 2017, San Sebastian/Donostia, Spain.

jSO algorithm has been developed by Janez Brest, Mirjam Sepesy Maučec and Borko Bošković and it won the competition among 12 algorithms. jSO algorithm is an improved version of L-SHADE and iL-SHADE algorithms, which are the state-of-the-art algorithms in the area of single-objective optimization.

Congratulations!