Master Thesis

Next Public presentation: June 22, 2010 (University of Barcelona) 10am. Room: Sala de Juntes de la F. de Matemàtiques (UB), Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585. 08007 Barcelona

  1. Master's Thesis Proposal Form
  2. Master's Thesis Inscription Form
  3. Master's Thesis Advisor Presentation Authorization
  4. Master's Thesis Cover Template

    Thesis Regulation

    The Master's Thesis is a mandatory subject of the Master in Artificial Intelligence (MAI), which takes a 30 ECTS effort load.
    The Master's Thesis is an academic exercise, where the student will use the acquired knowledge in previous formation courses of the MAI to solve a research problem or a professional problem in the field of Artificial Intelligence. The student must be able to demonstrate her/his skills in the Artificial Intelligence area to solve complex problems. The Thesis content must let to evaluate the strategies and methodologies used to solve the problem, the creativity of the student, the oral and written communication skills to present the work, and the knowledge of the state of the art related to the problem being solved.

    The thesis could be a research work, or a technological project. Both kind of works should be done under the supervision of one or more Advisor/s. The Advisor must be a Doctor who is teaching in the MAI. In the case that this is not possible then the advisor must be a Doctor or a Graduate person/s outside the MAI. In the later case, it is needed a MAI Professor acting on behalf of the Advisor ("Ponent"), who will ensure the adequation of the the work developed to the work required fro a Master's Thesis.

    Both kind of Master's Thesis (research work and technological project) could be done in an universitary environment or in a company environment.
    Master's Thesis developed in a company should be planned within the framework of an Educative Cooperation Agreement ("Conveni de Cooperació Educativa") between the University and the company for each student. This kind of agreements regulate the conditions for the student work at the company, such as the salary, the duration of the time to be devoted to the work, etc.

    The steps to finally get a Master's Thesis evaluated by a Committee are:

    1. The Master's Thesis theme must be proposed and accepted by the Academic Commission of the MAI (CAIMIA). These proposals could be offered by professors or by people from companies without any student assigned to them, or with a student already assigned to them. The corresponding form is available at Master's Thesis Proposal Form.

    2. The Inscription of the Master's Thesis. This step requires a previous acceptance of the Master's Thesis proposal. It is a reservation of the Thesis theme for a determined student, and the compromise of the student to do the work under the supervision of the advisor.  The corresponding form is available at Master's Thesis Inscription Form.

    3. Master's thesis Enrolment. This step must be done near the beginning of the term when the student planns to finish the Master Thesis work.

    4. Master's Thesis Advisor Presentation Authorization. When the student has finished the Thesis work, he/she must present the Master's Thesis Advisor Presentation Authorization jointly with the Master's Thesis document. The corresponding form is available at Master's Thesis Advisor Presentation Authorization Form.

    5. The Master Thesis Document. It must follow the usual scheme of a scientifical/technological work:

    - Definition of the problem and definition of the goals
    - State of the art/Analysis of related works and tools
    - Methodology and strategies to solve the problem
    - Technical development (requirements, design, implementation)
    - Experimental or Theoretical results
    - Evaluation of results
    - Discussion (goals/results concordance) and conclusions
    - Bibliographical and other references
    - Annexes

    The cover of the Master's Thesis document must follow the template described in the Master's Thesis Cover Template form.


    All  Master theses are written and defended in English

Master's Theses Proposals accepted (without assigned student)


Head Pose Detection in Uncontrolled EnvironmentsSergio Escalera (UB), Dr. Petia Radeva (UB)
Automatic Hand-Arm Recognition for Dominance DetectionSergio Escalera (UB), Dr. Petia Radeva (UB)
Body Pose Retrieval for Motivation DetectionSergio Escalera (UB), Dr. Petia Radeva (UB)
Multi-class Airplane Model RecognitionSergio Escalera (UB), Dr. Petia Radeva (UB)
2D Object Recognition from 3D ProjectionsSergio Escalera (UB), Dr. Petia Radeva (UB), Carlo Gatta (UB)
Analysis of the heart contraction in patient affected by cardiac diseasesSimone Balocco (UB), Dr. Petia Radeva (UB)
Recommenders in Social Networks
Dr. Maria Salamó (UB)
Reconocimiento automático de estructuras en Imágenes de Resonancia Magnética Laura Igual (UB), Dr. Petia Radeva (UB)
Research on the use of a robotic walker for diagnosis and rehabilitationCristian Barrué (UPC), Dr. Ulises Cortés (UPC)
Emergence and Complexity in Complex NetworksDr. Àlex Arenas (URV), Dr. Robert Rallo (URV)
Automatic refinement of ontologies through the analysis of the results of an ontology-based information retrieval systemDr. Antonio Moreno (URV). Dr. David Sànchez (URV)
Cognitive Networking Techniques on content distribution networksDr. Pedro García (URV), Marc Sànchez (URV)
Temporal evolution of the structure of social networksDr. Àlex Arenas (URV), Dr. Sergio Gómez (URV)
Traffic optimization on networksDr. Àlex Arenas (URV), Dr. Sergio Gómez (URV)
Improvement of combinatorial optimization heuristicsDr. Sergio Gómez (URV), Dr. Àlex Arenas (URV)
A comprehensive tool to support the management of biosolids generated in waste water treatment plantsDr. AÍda Valls (URV)
RoboCup-Rescue Simulation Project: Evaluation and StrategiesDr. Domènec Puig (URV)

Previous years

  1. Anomaly detection in exploratory multivariate time series analysis
  2. Interactive visualization of clusters, with application to a medical database
  3. Robust visual hierarchical clustering
  4. Robust feature selection strategies for small samples of spectral data
  5. Analysis of EMG information as pseudo-time series
  6. Unraveling non-linear dimensionality reduction: A guided tour of high-dimensional data
  7. Mapping virtual geographies: data visualization using cartograms
  8. Modelling navigation and user’s preferences in a group recommender system
  9. Learning dependency parsers
  10. Query-based sentence relevance ranking
  11. Max-margin learning for structured outputs: Applications to NLP Sequential Segmenting Tasks
  12. Action Description in Short Term Dyadic Human Interactions
  13. Recerca en algorismes d’inducció de regles d’associació i implementació d’un mòdul d’inducció de regles d’associació per a la seva integració en un sistema intel·ligent d’anàlisi de dades
  14. Recerca en algorismes d’aprenentatge i raonament basat en casos i implementació d’un mòdul de raonament basat en casos per a la seva integració en un sistema intel·ligent d’anàlisi de dades
  15. Recerca en gestió i combinació de coneixement provinent de diverses fonts en una base de coneixement expressada en regles, i la seva integració en un sistema intel·ligent d’anàlisi de dades
  16. Recerca en algorismes de clustering amb fluxos de dades continus (data streams) i extensió d’un mòdul de clustering ja existent en un sistema intel·ligent d’anàlisi de dades
  17. Implementación de diferentes variantes de Support Vector Machines
  18. Selección de atributos con Support Vector Machines
  19. Segmentació d’imatges en temps real mitjançant l’anàlisi de textura i color
  20. Visualization in parametrizable geometries of sparse data with very high dimension

Master's Theses Proposal accepted (with assigned student)
Dealing with norms within the Packet World Multi-Agent SimulatorDr. Maite Lopez (UB) and Dr. Marc Esteva (IIIA)Patricio Petruzzi
On Norm Compliance within Organization Centered Multi-Agent Systems applied to a Peer-to Peer Sharing Network ScenarioDr. Maite Lopez (UB) and Dr. Marc Esteva (IIIA)Pedro Ávila Torrecilla
Evolutionary and self-adaptive optimization of heterogeneous neural networks Dr. Lluís Belanche (UPC) Marcos Gabarda Inat
Vision-based and Reinforcement Learning Path Finding for Social Robots Dr. Cecilio Angulo (UPC) and Dr. Sergio Escalera (UB) Xavier Pérez Sala
A study of symbolic techniques for regular grammatical inference and its applications Dr. René Alquézar (UPC) and Dr. Alberto Sanfeliu (UPC) Toni Cebrián
Spam Classification using Machine Learning Techniques - ("Sinespam")
 Dr. René Alquézar (UPC) José Norte Sosa
Coordination, Organisation and Logic-based Mechanisms for the Development of dynamic, Context-aware Personalised Services Roberto Confalonieri (UPC), Dr. Javier Vázquez (UPC) Manel Palau
Single Camera Simoultaneous Localization and MappingDr. Domènec Puig (URV)Xavier Gironès Sancho
Sublinear of Evolutive Design of Error-Correcting Output Codes Sergio Escalera (UB), Xavier Baró (UB) Miquel Ángel Bautista
Advanced statistical machine learning methods for the analysis of neurophysiologic data with medical applicationDr. Alfredo Vellido (UPC), Dr. Antoni Rodríguez-Frnells (ICREA-UB)Julià Amengual Roig

    On-going Theses
    1. Business Process Management Specification through Electronic Institutions
    2. Algorismes de detecció de comunitats en xarxes complexes
    3. Desambiguació semàntica de recursos web retornats per Google
    Defended Master Theses


       September 10th, 2010URV
    Sublinear Evolutionary Design of Error Correcting Output Codes Dr. Sergio Escalera (UB), Xavier Baró (UB)Miguel Ángel BautistaJune 22nd,  2010UB
    Advanced statistical machine learning methods for the analysis of neurophysiologic data with medical applicationDr. Alfredo Vellido (UPC), Dr. Antoni Rodríguez-Frnells (ICREA-UB)Julià Amengual RoigJune 22nd, 2010UB
    Inferring Best Strategies from the Aggregation of Information from Multiple Agents Dr. Ulises Cortés (UPC)Esteve Almirall MezquitaJune 22nd,  2010UB
       February 16th, 2010UPC

    Design and Development of a Case-Based Reasoning Shell integrated in an Intelligent Data Analysis ToolDr. Miquel Sànchez-Marrè (UPC)Beatriz Sevilla VillanuevaSeptember 4th, 2009URV
       June, 2009UB
      June, 2009UB
       June, 2009UB
       February, 2009UPC

    1. Técnicas de resolución SAT
    2. Aplicación de Técnicas de IA para mejorar el reconocimiento de promotores a partir de las características físicas de la molécula de ADN.
    3. Agent based navigator shared control applied to assistive technologies