APLICACIONES EN INFORMÁTICA AVANZADA, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA.

Documentation for the merger by absorption between Aplicaciones en Informática Avanzada, S.L. and Holding Elequant, S.L.

APLICACIONES EN INFORMÁTICA AVANZADA, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA. EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL SHAREHOLDER’S MEETING

Mrs. Regina María Llopis Rivas, as the Sole Administrator of the company APLICACIONES EN INFORMÁTICA AVANZADA, S.L., calls the Extraordinary General Shareholders’ Meeting, to be held in Sant Cugat del Vallés (Barcelona) at Avenida de la Torre Blanca, number 57, Edificio ESADECREAPOLIS, on January 25th, 2023 at 11:00am.

 

THE CALL AND AGENDA FOR THE ORDINARY AND EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL SHAREHOLDER’S MEETING OF INFORMÁTICA AVANZADA S.L.

¡Los iguales para hoy!

Note: ONCE, the Spanish National Organization of the Blind, is a not-for-profit organization established in 1938. It is the only organization of blind and visually impaired persons in the whole country. Its aim is to provide to its members with the widest range of services possible, from education to employment, from rehabilitation to reading services. ONCE is a self-funded organization, with the selling of tickets for its own lottery as its main means of funding.

For Spanish readers, the title of this article will remind them of a bygone era in which ONCE sellers, walking the streets with their lottery tickets hanging from their chests or from their newly installed booths, called us to participate in what would later be called “la ilusión de todos los días” [every day’s dream].

What few people know is that this activity entailed solving an interesting and complex mathematical problem derived from ONCE’s concern for facilitating the job of its sellers, many of whom are blind.

The organization allowed each seller to choose the variety (number of attached columns of different numbers) and height (number of equal numbers in said columns) of those panels on which they hanged their lottery tickets for display, which they called “topes”. In this way, the offer could be adjusted to the usual clientele of each seller, who would sometimes be inclined to buy several identical numbers to share among friends, and some other times would buy different numbers to have more chances of winning the draw. Each seller chose how many tops of different sizes they wanted to have for sale.

The numbering of the adjacent columns in each top was tricky, since it had to give the impression of being very varied, having both high and low digits, rich in different digits and endings, and they had to be different every day. To facilitate the job of the sellers and prevent them from having to learn the list of all the numbers for sale every day, the organization thought of a series of rules that would make it possible to deduce, from the ticket number in the first column of each top, those of the tickets in the following columns, simply by adding certain amounts to the number of the previous column.

In addition, the printing of the coupons was also intended to prevent a seller from receiving too many tickets having what they considered as “less sellable” numbers such as, according to their own jargon, ugly numbers (because they have too many repeated digits) or the “pelaos” (those ending in several zeros), to mention just two examples.

As a consequence of all of the above, the printing of lottery tickets entailed configuring the arrangement of a series of rectangles of different sizes (the topes) inside a rectangle with a larger area (the plate of the ticket-printing machine). Thus, the different printed sheets would contain the numbered topes according to the established rules, ready to be cut, selected, and distributed.

The mathematical problem of locating rectangles is as simple to formulate as it is complex to solve. At ONCE, a blind person was in charge of figuring out how to best fit the different-sized topes requested by the sellers inside the rectangles of the printing plates. Armed with a voice recorder to record the positions as he was thinking about it, he gradually adjusted the settings of the topes to optimize the settings for the printing of the tickets, so that paper was not wasted and the cutting process was simplified for distribution among the sellers.

This was an arduous task, taking weeks to complete. Therefore, sellers were allowed to request to change their ticket portfolio only a few times a year, typically once a quarter.

To improve this situation, ONCE asked AIA to create an algorithm for optimizing the printing of tickets that would make it possible to have different topes each week and even each day. It is curious to note that the problem of placing several rectangles within a larger one is one of the first use cases of quantum computers currently under development. Following the same algorithmic ideas, about 20 years ago, AIA created this algorithm and included it in a complete solution that contemplated vendor requests, planned optimal printing, and assigned printed and cut topes to vendors.

Thanks to this solution, the frequency with which sellers could change their ticket portfolio increased, allowing variations to be set for key dates or periods, such as holidays or vacation periods in which the clientele of the seller can vary substantially. Today, two decades later, this solution created by AIA continues to be used every day by ONCE, being one of our most beloved and present success stories.

This December 13, 2022, on the day of its patron Saint Lucia, ONCE turns 84. From AIA we want to congratulate the organization on this day and thank you for allowing us to put our slogan “algorithms for a better world” into practice, with our humble contribution to the work of the organization.

This is the first in a series of posts in which AIA looks back on some of its past experiences in celebrating its 35th anniversary over the course of a year.

APLICACIONES EN INFORMÁTICA AVANZADA, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA

APLICACIONES EN INFORMÁTICA AVANZADA, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA. ORDINARY AND EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL SHAREHOLDER’S MEETING

Mrs. Regina María Llopis Rivas, as the Sole Administrator of the company APLICACIONES EN INFORMÁTICA AVANZADA, S.L., calls the Ordinary and Extraordinary General Shareholder´s Meeting, to be held in Sant Cugat del Vallés (Barcelona) at Avenida de la Torre Blanca, number 57, Edificio ESADECREAPOLIS, on June 29th, 2022 at 11:00am.

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APLICACIONES EN INFORMÁTICA AVANZADA, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA. ORDINARY AND EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL SHAREHOLDER’S MEETING

Mrs. Regina María Llopis Rivas, as the Sole Administrator of the company APLICACIONES EN INFORMÁTICA AVANZADA, S.L., to calls the Ordinary and Extraordinary General Shareholder´s Meeting to be held, in accordance with the provisions of article 20.1 of the bylaws, at Sant Cugat del Vallés (Barcelona), Avenida de la Torre Blanca, number 57, Edificio ESADECREAPOLIS, on June 29th, 2021 at 11:00am.

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Algorithms for a safe Quantum messaging system

Grupo AIA ´s new project kick-off brings this technology closer to industrialization.

This is a previous project follow-up for the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), involved in error correction algorithms for encoding and decoding messages using “LDPC” (Low Density Parity Codes) for the encryption of messages transmitted by a quantum channel through optical fiber.

This second phase is targeted to industrialization – the before mentioned algorithms will be implemented using a specially-designed hardware (GPU’s) which considers the characteristics of parallel computation and memory management for optimal performance.

The developed software will manage safe key distribution for any application requiringit.

This technology will ensure a totally safe messaging system due to its quantum characteristics that will prevent intercepting and decrypting messages, unlike current technology which could eventually be compromised with the advancement of computational capacity.

REF AIA-2021-02-006 – PowSys R&D Scientist job offer – 20210330

Grupo AIA specializes in advanced software development based on optimization, simulation, and Machine Learning techniques (classification, forecasting, etc.), both on Big Data and traditional databases, through basic science methodologies, mainly from Mathematics and Physics. Grupo AIA focuses on the transformation of information into useful knowledge, to provide our customers a rigorous data-based support for their decision-making, at all operational and managerial levels.

Grupo AIA is currently seeking a Power Systems R&D Scientist who is willing to make a professional career in a growing company specialized in the solution of complex problems in the industrial and business sectors through the application of advanced technologies. We offer you to work at the forefront of cutting-edge innovation projects for some of the major companies in the country. Our main target sectors are banking, energy, retail, and biotech. We also participate in advanced R&D projects such as Quantum technologies. You can see some of our projects on our website, http://aia.es.

 

What is expected of you and what are the deliverables involved

You will work as R&D Scientist on projects for the Energy Unit in AIA, mainly in tools and consulting for the operation and network planning of power transmission grids: modeling, analysis, simulation, optimization, etc.

 

Job responsibilities:

  • Develop/expand/refine models of power equipment in the field of network simulations, both static (power flow) and time domain (quasi-EMTP), and their implementation in simulation tools of large electrical companies.
  • Develop testing & validation codes, both at the Unit Testing level and at the global (functional) level of the simulation tools.
  • Review the latest advances in the scientific literature of this field, evaluate whether they apply, and quickly learn how to take advantage of them.
  • Analyze and report results in the technical language used by the electric engineers of our client companies.
  • Interact with the client (power company) in order to understand the business needs, both at the operational and the analytical level, as well as the technological IT environment in which the solution is to be deployed.
  • Propose the most suitable methodology, evaluating implementation feasibility case by case.
  • Present individual work to the team and commercial presentations to customers.
  • Identify possible new projects or project extensions to existing ones.

You will have the support and knowledge of the AIA’s Energy team, which will accompany you along with the implementation of projects. In turn, AIA expects of you:

  • A strong basic background in Physics or Electrical Engineering. Specialization in power transmission is not required, but we expect fast learning in this area.
  • A strong training or proven experience in programming.
  • Strong analytical and high comprehension skills, together with a results-driven attitude to solve real business problems.
  • A proactive person, capable carrying out work either autonomously or as a teamwork player, depending on each project needs.

As part of the Energy team of AIA, you will enjoy a stimulating environment with your colleagues to share, learn and apply the latest technological advances in AI and power grid networks. You will also be able to be in contact with experts at client companies and learn the ins and outs of their businesses, while experiencing the satisfaction of seeing how your work solves the problems they pose.

 

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree / Physics or Electrical Engineering
  • Training / proven experience (> 1 year) in programming (any language), preferably in areas related to algorithms or numerical methods
  • Advanced level of English

 

Experience/Skills desired

The following list items are not essential but will be highly valued:

  • PhD (in any area)
  • Experience in power grids
  • Programming experience in any of the following languages: C, Fortran, Java, Python, MATLAB
  • Experience in the Modelica language
  • Experience working in technological innovation environments for any business sector
  • Communication skills to convey complex ideas
  • Passion for keeping up to date with the state of the art in Science & Technology in general

 

 

REF AIA-2021-02-005 – Data Scientist job offer description – INNO

Grupo AIA is specialized in advanced software developments based on optimization, simulation and Machine Learning techniques (classification, forecasting, etc.), using both Big Data and standard databases, and applying basic science methodologies, mainly from mathematics and physics. Grupo AIA´s striving objective is to transform information into useful knowledge to give our customers rigorous support for decision-making at all operational and management levels.

Grupo AIA is currently looking for a Data Scientist willing to develop a professional career in a growing company specialized in solving complex problems in the industrial and business sectors through advanced technologies. We offer you the opportunity to work at the forefront of cutting-edge innovation projects for some of the major companies in the country. Our main target sectors are banking, energy, retail, and biotech. We also participate in advanced R&D projects such as quantum technologies. You can see some of our projects on our website, http://aia.es.

 

What do we expect from you and what are the deliverables involved?

You will work as Data Scientist on projects for the Innovation Unit in AIA. Your job will consist in:

  • Developing AI/ML models for forecasting, classification, and optimization tasks.
  • Interacting with final customers to ensure full understanding of their real needs, business model, and technological environment.
  • Proposing the most suitable methodology, keeping in mind the project´s feasibility according to each customer´s constraints.
  • Presenting individual work to the team and commercial presentations to customers.
  • Identifying possible new projects or project extensions of existing ones.

You will have the support and knowledge of the Innovation Team of AIA, which will accompany you along with the implementation of such projects. In turn, we expect from you:

  • Fast- prototyping skills.
  • Capacity to identify gaps in existing algorithms/libraries and to develop specific solutions to solve them.
  • Results-driven, strong analytical skills, and a high level of understanding for structuring and solving real business problems.
  • Being proactive and having the ability to work either autonomously or as part of a team, depending on the needs of each project.

Being part of the Innovation unit of AIA will let you enjoy a stimulating environment with your colleagues to share, learn and apply the latest technological advances in AI. It will also allow you to be in contact with different sector experts, learn from them the insights of their businesses, and enjoy applying your technical skills to solve the proposed problems.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • PhD in Science (preferable, but not exclusively, in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science).
  • Experience in Data Science (> 1 year).
  • Experience in Python and SQL.
  • Advanced level of English.

Desired experience/skills:

The following items are not essential, but will be highly valued:

  • Experience in Big Data environments (including cloud).
  • Experience interacting with Data Engineers to ensure that the technological environment of the clients is understood, and proposing the suitable methodology and solutions.
  • Management experience with teams of Data Scientists/Analysts.
  • Communication skills to convey complex ideas.
  • Passion for keeping up to date with the state of the art in AI/ML.

Contact:

Jordi Nadal – nadalj@aia.es

 

Grupo AIA develops algorithms for Quantum Cryptography

AIA’s Innovation Team has completed a software library for post processing in Quantum Key Distribution. With this software, the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) will be able to implement fully secure communications over conventional optical fiber. Quantum Cryptography is posed as a key technology to replace current cryptographic methods, which face a growing risk of becoming obsolete because of the rapid advances in Quantum Computing.