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Christian Blum: “Our hybrid algorithm can be applied to solve real-life optimization problems”

Christian Blum, IIIA-CSIC researcher, has been awarded with a SEIO-BBVA Foundation prize for developing a hybrid algorithm that combines metaheuristics and operations research (OR) in a novel way to solve complex problems characterised by many variables and many possible solutions. It can be applied, for example, to problems from the industrial and the educational sector. 

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Portable device for automatically monitoring presence of radon in buildings

The Institute of Microelectronics of Barcelona (IMB-CNM-CSIC) has collaborated in the design and development of a prototype for the detection of radon gas, a radioactive gas of natural origin that can be found in buildings. The prototype is the result of the CARE project, led by the company Alibava Systems, and developed by research centres and companies.

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Digital platform for fashion shopping

Pure Inspiration, a spin-off of the Institute of Artificial Intelligence of the CSIC (IIIA-CSIC), has developed  WWWOWWW, a new cloth-shopping web app that gives suggestions and helps consumers in on-line shopping.

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An innovative solid state relay, as a result of cooperation between scientists and industry

A collaborative project of the Barcelona Microelectronics Institute (IMB-CNM) of the CSIC and BSH, a company, has produced an innovative solid state relay for induction cookers. It is made of gallium nitride, a new and promising material for power electronics. This is an example of collaboration between a research centre and a company.

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Artificial intelligence for improving online learning

Music Circle, a social platform for musical learning, has been developed within the frame of the European project PRAISE. Other advanced tools for online learning have also been developed, enabling improvements like the exchange of opinions between the users and a better assessment of the student work.

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