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(students free)

Registration includes all the talks and coffee breaks.

Social dinner is not included.



Thursday: Room B1 | Friday: Room T1

Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science

Universitat de Barcelona

Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585, 08007 Barcelona

AICA 2022. Applications to Industry of Computational Algebra

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From November 10, 2022
to November 11, 2022
Registration deadline 08 / 11 / 2022

Edifici Històric de la Universitat de Barcelona


AICA is a short industrial workshop focused on transfering knowledge from mathematical areas related to the application of algebra to the industrial world.

This is going to be the fifth edition, after those organized in Granada (2011), Madrid (2013), Logroño (2016), and Santander (2019).

Industrial workshop organized by Red-EACA, a Network of Excellence partialy financed by the Spanish Ministery of Science, Innovation and Universities (RED2018-102709-T)

This event is locally organized by Universitat de Barcelona, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, and Centre de Recerca Matemàtica through the Maria de Maeztu Excellence Program.


Marta Casanellas | Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Carlos D’Andrea | Universitat de Barcelona

    Scientific Committee

    María Emilia Alonso | Universidad Complutense de Madrid

    Marta Casanellas | Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

    Francisco J. Castro Jiménez | Universidad de Sevilla

    Carlos d’Andrea | Universitat de Barcelona

    Ignacio García Marco | Universidad de La Laguna

    Philippe Gimenez | Universidad de Valladolid | Chair

    José Gómez Torrecillas | Universidad de Granada

    Laureano González-Vega | Universidad de Cantabria

    Manuel Ladra González | Universidad de Santiago de Compostela

    Jorge Martín Morales | Universidad de Zaragoza

    Francisco José Monserrat Delpalillo | Universidad Politécnica de Valencia

    Sonia Pérez | Universidad de Alcalá

    Ana Romero | Universidad de La Rioja


      Private companies are welcomed to participate with an oral presentation (20-30 minutes long) during the workshop. If you are interested, please submit your proposal to (subject ‘AICA Talk’).

      Students are welcomed to present internship experiencies at companies. Registration is free for this type of contributions.


      Esther Ibáñez Marcelo. Data Scientist in the AI lab at ISI Foundation


      Topological data analysis (TDA) can be broadly described as the application of topological ideas to find structure in data. The breakthrough in this field started during the 2000 with the introduction of persistent homology, an algorithm that allows one to study how the “shape” of a dataset varies across different levels of detail. In this talk we present an introduction of the subject and we discuss some examples in different fields: neuroscience, image recognition, …

      Glòria Casanellas Peñalver. Optical design tema leader at Horizons Optical


      Optimization methods for the design of progressive lenses

      The lens is the transparent part of the eye behind the pupil that helps humans to see clearly by focusing light onto the retina. Over time, the lens loses some of its elasticity and therefore can no longer accommodate clearly for near vision. This phenomenon is called presbyopia and explains why people need reading glasses as they become older. Progressive lenses correct presbyopia and have a complex design: they have an upper region for far vision, a low region for near vision (reading), and a corridor that connects these areas which allows clearly vision at an intermediate distance, for example, when looking at a computer screen. In this talk we will present two different models for computing progressive lenses. Both models are highly nonlinear, nonconvex and continuous and were solved using the AMPL modeling language and the interior point solvers IPOPT, LOQO and KNITRO. This talk is part of an Industrial Doctorate developed through a partnership agreement between the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and the company Horizons Optical.


      The registration fee for this event is 30€ (students free) which includes coffee breaks. Social dinner is not included, if you wish to attend please select the relevant option during your registration (you will have to pay an extra 30€).

      • You will be asked to create a CRM web user account before registering to the activity through the following link:


      Please note that it will be necessary to fill in both the personal and academic requested information in the web user intranet.


      • Once your web user is created, you may register for the activity through the following link.

      Participants have the chance to contribute with a 30 min. talk about a project at a company or institution

      List of participants

      Name Institution
      Esther Ibáñez ISI Foundation
      Glòria Casanellas Peñalver Horizons Optical
      Núria Costa Scytl Election Technologies
      Rubén Ballester Universitat de Barcelona
      Lan Gonzalez Universitat de Barcelona
      Enric Florit Zacarías Universitat de Barcelona
      Albert Abio Rojo Universitat de Barcelona
      Carlos Antonio D\'Andrea Universitat de Barcelona
      Juan David Prada Malagón Universitat de Barcelona
      Ignasi Sánchez Rodríguez Universitat de Barcelona
      Guillem Pascual Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
      Marta Casanellas Rius Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
      Pau Redon Muñoz Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
      Pol Padilla Gómez Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
      Pere Llorens Domingo Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
      Franco Coltraro Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
      Saúl González Bermejo Universidad de Valladolid
      Sergio Matilla Universidad de Valladolid
      Eduardo Sáenz de Cabezón Universidad de La Rioja
      Roser Homs Pons Centre de Recerca Matemàtica
      Angélica Torres Centre de Recerca Matemàtica


      IF YOUR INSTITUTION COVERS YOUR REGISTRATION FEE: Please note that, in case your institution is paying for the registration via bank transfer, you will have to indicate your institution details and choose “Transfer” as the payment method at the end of the process.

      UPF | UB | UPC | UAB

      *If the paying institution is the UPF / UB/ UPC / UAB, after registering, please send an email to with your name and the institution internal reference number that we will need to issue the electronic invoice. Please, send us the Project code covering the registration if needed.

      Paying by credit card

      IF YOU PAY VIA CREDIT CARD but you need to provide the invoice to your institution to be reimbursed, please note that we will also need you to send an email to providing the internal reference number given by your institution and the code of the Project covering the registration (if necessary).

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      For inquiries about this event please contact the  Scientific Events Coordinator Ms. Núria Hernández at​​