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Posts by: Antonio Abellan

2016.04 | Job offer (PostDoc) | rock walls & Geohazards | Tromso (Norway)

– closed- Postdoctoral Fellow in Geohazards/Rock slope failures Application deadline: 14.4.2016 ………… Ref.: 2016/1277 ………… The Department of Geology has a Postdoctoral Fellow position vacant. The position, for a period of three years, will be part of the research groups in Crustal Dynamics and Coastal and Terrestrial Geosciences with emphasis on Geohazards and Rock slope failures

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2016.03 | Artificial intelligence | Deep learning | Atari breakout

I’ve played Atari Breakout during my childhood and I am sad now knowing that computers can beat humans in several tabletop and video games… Google’s DeepMind computer program has shown its efficiency using a combination of artificial neural networks and deep reinforcement learning to improve its own capabilities with gaming… It has recently beaten Lee Sidol, a top-ranked player of…

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2016.03 | Virtual Geoscience Conference in Bergen (Norway)

Dear colleagues, The deadline for abstract submission to Virtual Geoscience Conference (VGC) 2016, that will take place in Bergen, 22-23 September 2016, is pproaching (30th April 2016). Here I would like to share with you some words from the organizing committee: ————————————————————————– Since the last announcement we have secured our first keynote speaker – Prof Lars Harald Blikra from the…

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2015.12 – Moving Forwards on Open Access?

I found this petition very interesting, so here I share it in my personal website.. I hope you also agree with the main points… Christmas is over. Research funding should go to research, not to publishers! With this statement “Moving Forwards on Open Access“, LERU calls upon all universities, research institutes, research funders and researchers to sign this statement and…

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2019 | PhD proposal on data analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Engineering Geology and landslide science

Project title: A data driven approach to forecast landslide crisis Academic supervisor(s): Dr. Antonio Abellan Lab/School/Institute/University:  Rock Mechanics, Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology group / Institute of Applied Geoscience / School of Earth and Environment / University of Leeds External partner(s):  Norway (NVE: Norwegian Water andEnergy directorate) and others project partners in Switzerland and Spain. Preferred start date and duration: Summer…

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2015.08 | RockRisk project | UPC | New website

Hi! Good news, we have a new website for the RockRisk project, This is challenging project leaded by my colleagues at Technical school of Catalonia (Nieves Lantada and Jordi Corominas) aiming to investigate rockfall hazard and risk, both studying rockfall volumes, fragmentation, propagation and vulnerability of the building to rockfall impacts. Please, take a look at the website and collaborators…

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2015.07 | Fieldwork | Pyrinees | UPC

I’ve been doing an intense fieldwork campaign on the Aiguestortes Natural park (@ Pyrenees) with Jordi Corominas and his team, we were many different people involved and we had the opportunity to test several sensors, including our LiDAR, hexacopter, terrestrial photogrametry, total station, GPS … it was very funny, a great area to stay and a very nice company that…

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2015.07 | discussion | Are rockfalls predictable?

I have been recently discussing with a colleague whether or not it is appropriate using the term “predictability” in our investigation of the rockfall phenomena… I think yes, but we’ve to agree on the used terminology, so I have rescued some previous thoughts from my PhD that I’d like to share with you: Spatial prediction: rock slope failures does not…

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