Group for Engineering of Intelligent Systems and Technologies
GEIST is a research group that includes number of senior and postdocoral researchers as well as PhD and master students. The work of the group is coordinated by Grzegorz J. Nalepa. GEIST researchers mostly work at the Jagiellonian University (UJ.edu.pl) as well as the AGH University of Science and Technology (AGH.edu.pl) in Kraków, Poland.
The group is active in the general area of intelligent systems. We work in Explainable AI (XAI), Knowledge and Software Engineering (KE/SE), Business Intelligence (BI), Ambient Intelligence (AmI), and Affective Computing (AfC), (see the group's research profile).
Feel welcome to contact us!
- 30 December 2020 - Two papers in MDPI's journals! Recently, we have published papers on the ongoing research in the PACMEL project and the BIRAFFE study. The former can be seen in MDPI Energies (10.3390/en13246630; IF 2.702) and the latter in MDPI Sensors (10.3390/s21010163; IF 3.275). We hope you will enjoy them! And don't hesitate to ask if you have questions!
- 1 December 2020 - Another success in the CHIST-ERA Call! The previous project is still ongoing (PACMEL, CHIST-ERA Call 2017), but Grzegorz J. Nalepa get another grant! XPM: eXplainable Predictive Maintenance is among awarded projects in CHIST-ERA Call 2019. The project involves researchers from Poland, France, Portugal and Sweden. See the NCN announcement.
- 28 August 2020 - Our three papers will be presented during workshops @ECAI 2020! Let's talk about Framework for Affective Games' Experiments @MRC and our BIRAFFE2 dataset @HAII. We will also present some recent results from PACMEL grant during KR4L. ECAI conference is fully online this year, so it is easier to join many fascinating events - let's meet there together!
- 10 October 2019 - Invited talks at EDC, Cambridge! We were invited to give talks at a seminar in Engineering Design Centre, Cambridge. The presentations entitled Can a machine understand how you feel by watching you? (by Krzysztof Kutt, Szymon Bobek and Grzegorz J. Nalepa) and Affective Patterns in (Serious) Game Design (by Jan K. Argasiński and Grzegorz J. Nalepa) will take place on October 23, 2019.
- 3 June 2019 - A guest from Cambridge! This week Sławomir Tadeja, a guest from University of Cambridge, is visiting us. We will work hard together on our common research topics. He will also give a speech on Immersive Visual Analytics at a seminar at AGH-UST – we invite you on Wednesday 9:35 to room C2 429!
- 31 May 2019 - Paper in Sensors! Our paper on the Analysis and Use of the Emotional Context with Wearable Devices for Games and Intelligent Assistants was published in Sensors [IF 2.475]. Feel free to read and comment with us!
- 18 May 2019 - Finish of the spring experiment! Yesterday, we finished current session of affective experiments. More than 200 people took part in the 1.5h study with pictures, sounds, games, paper and gamepad. Thank you all for your help! Now we will look closely at the data. We promise to create great articles describing our results. Stay tuned!
- 26 March 2019 - Affective experiment in GEIST! We are starting the big affective experiment to further develop our ideas on wearable devices, affective computing and affective games. If you are interested in helping us as a participant, take a look at http://krzysztof.kutt.pl/badania2019 (in polish).
- 29 October 2018 - Success in the CHIST-ERA Call 2017! PACMEL (Process-aware Analytics Support based on Conceptual Models for Event Logs) is among 14 awarded projects in CHIST-ERA Call 2017. The project involves researchers from Poland, Spain and Italy and is coordinated by Grzegorz J. Nalepa. See also the NCN announcement.
- 21 September 2018 - Dedicated AfCAI page! A dedicated page on our Affective Computing-related research is now available at https://afcai.re/. You can find there: description of our research network, list of AfCAI-related publications, outline of affective software and the history of AfCAI Workshops. Visit us at https://afcai.re/!
- 15 July 2018 - Award on HAI 2018! "AIded with emotions" by Barbara Giżycka, Grzegorz J. Nalepa & Paweł Jemioło, our paper on the design of games with affective loop, was presented as demo at HAI and received The Popular Choice Award for the most downloaded paper of the workshop!
- 27 June 2018 - Krzysztof Kutt, PhD! The fourth doctorate in GEIST! Today, the prestigious group joined Krzysztof Kutt – congratulations and wish you further success!
- 18 April 2018 - The AfCAI 2018 Workshop! The second workshop on AfCAI starts tommorow at Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain. Let's talk about affective computing together!
- 13 March 2018 - Paper in FGCS! The next GEIST paper was published in FGCS Journal [IF 3.997]. Feel free to read our thoughts on “Mobile platform for affective context-aware systems”.
- 23 November 2017 - Seminarium RnD: Parallel Cooperative Hybrid Metaheuristics: some results and trendsr! Kolejne „Seminarium badawczo-rozwojowe” już w czwartek 23.11.2017 o godz. 09:30 w sali 224 C2. Prof. Salvador Abreu z University of Évora opowie o metaheurystykach wykorzustyjących zrównoleglanie solverów bazujących na standardowych heurystykach. Więcej informacji o temacie seminarium oraz sylwetka prelegenta znajdują się na stronie WWW seminarium. Zapraszamy!
- 1 October 2017 - Fresh blood in GEIST! The team has grown up with new people – two trainees: Paweł Jemioło & Piotr Misiak and one PhD candidate: Barbara Giżycka are now with us. With new strength and enthusiasm we can develop our projects in the new academic year
- 10 September 2017 - Rules & SKE lectures at DECLARE'17! Next week the DECLARE'17 Summer School begins. One of the lecturers will be Grzegorz J. Nalepa. He will talk about Semantic Knowledge Engineering (SKE), Rules and Context–Aware Systems. This will be supplemented by practical laboratories where participants will use many cool tools to create their own simple systems.
- 13 May 2017 - News from Würzburg! Yesterday, Grzegorz J. Nalepa was a guest at University of Würzburg and took part in two events:
- First of all, as a reviewer in a PhD defense of our friend, Ludwig Ostermayer. Ludwig successfully finished his dissertation named "Integration of Prolog and Java with the Connector Architecture CAPJA". Congratulations!
- Also, he gave a guest lecture entitled "Cognitive assistants need to understand emotions. On the integration of context-aware and affective systems", presenting current GEIST research in the Affective Computing area.
- 21 March 2017 - RnD Seminar! Tommorow, Prof. María-Trinidad Herrero Ezquerro, our guest from University of Murcia, Spain will give a lecture about Measuring emotions and the influence of smell and taste. We will start at 14:00, C2-429. Join us!