Learning Systems

The research of this group focuses on the development of machine learning algorithms, models, software, and applications. From an algorithmic/modeling perspective, the group pursues research in Probabilistic Graphical Models,  Case-Base Reasoning, Transfer Learning, and Deep Learning. From the software and applications perspective the group concentrates on the application areas such as Social Networks, Music, Robotics, Multiagent Systems, Bioinformatics, and Healthcare.

Head of Department:  Jesus Cerquides
Josep Lluís Arcos
Scientific Researcher
Phone Ext. 431859

Eva Armengol
Tenured Scientist
Phone Ext. 431851

Georgios Athanasiou
PhD Student
Phone Ext. 431833

Xavier Carreras
Tenured Scientist
Phone Ext. 431839

Jesus Cerquides
Scientific Researcher
Phone Ext. 431816

Núria Correa
Industrial PhD Student
Phone Ext. 431833

Ramon Lopez de Mantaras
Research Professor
Phone Ext. 431828

Oguz Mulayim
Contract Researcher
Phone Ext. 431845

Enric Plaza
Research Professor
Phone Ext. 431852

Borja Sánchez-López
PhD Student
Phone Ext. 431831

Kian Seif
PhD Student

Borja Velasco
Industrial PhD Student
Phone Ext. 431866

In Press
Carlo Bono,  Barbara Pernici,  Jose Luis Fernandez-Marquez,  Amudha Ravi Shankar,  Oguz Mulayim,  & Edoardo Nemni (In Press). TriggerCit: Early Flood Alerting using Twitter and Geolocation--a comparison with alternative sources. Proceedings of ISCRAM 2022, Tarbes, France . [BibTeX]  [PDF]
Nuria Correa,  Jesús Cerquides,  Josep Lluis Arcos,  & Rita Vassena (2022). Supporting first FSH dosage for ovarian stimulation with machine learning. Reproductive Biomedicine Online. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rbmo.2022.06.010. [BibTeX]
Dimitra Bourou,  Marco Schorlemmer,  & Enric Plaza (2021). A Cognitively-Inspired Model for Making Sense of Hasse Diagrams. Proc. of the 23rd International Conference of the Catalan Association for Artificial Intelligence (CCIA 2021), October 20-22, Lleida, Catalonia, Spain . [BibTeX]
Filippo Bistaffa,  Christian Blum,  Jesús Cerquides,  Alessandro Farinelli,  & Juan A. Rodríguez-Aguilar (2021). A Computational Approach to Quantify the Benefits of Ridesharing for Policy Makers and Travellers. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 22, 119-130. https://doi.org/10.1109/TITS.2019.2954982. [BibTeX]  [PDF]
Jesus Cerquides,  Oguz Mulayim,  Jerónimo Hernández-González,  Amudha Ravi Shankar,  & Jose Luis Fernandez-Marquez (2021). A Conceptual Probabilistic Framework for Annotation Aggregation of Citizen Science Data. Mathematics, 9. https://doi.org/10.3390/math9080875. [BibTeX]  [PDF]
Jesus Cerquides (2021). A First Approach to Closeness Distributions. Mathematics, 9. https://doi.org/10.3390/math9233112. [BibTeX]  [PDF]
Marco Schorlemmer,  & Enric Plaza (2021). A Uniform Model of Computational Conceptual Blending. Cognitive Systems Research, 65, 118--137. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cogsys.2020.10.003. [BibTeX]  [PDF]
Emma Segura,  Jennifer Grau-Sánchez,  David Sanchez-Pinsach,  Myriam De-la-Cruz,  Esther Duarte,  Josep Lluis Arcos,  & Antoni Rodríguez-Fornells (2021). Designing an app for home-based enriched Music-supported Therapy in the rehabilitation of patients with chronic stroke: a pilot feasibility study. Brain Injury, 35, 1585-1597. https://doi.org/10.1080/02699052.2021.1975819. [BibTeX]
Núria Correa,  Jesús Cerquides,  Josep Lluis Arcos,  & Rita Vassena (2021). Development and validation of an Artificial Intelligence algorithm that matches a clinician ability to select the best follitropin dose for ovarian stimulation. Human Reproduction, 36. https://doi.org/10.1093/humrep/deab130.636. [BibTeX]
Borja Sánchez-López,  & Jesus Cerquides (2021). Dual Stochastic Natural Gradient Descent and convergence of interior half-space gradient approximations. [BibTeX]  [PDF]
Jennifer Grau-Sánchez,  Emma Segura,  David Sanchez-Pinsach,  Preeti Raghavan,  Thomas F. Münte,  Anna Marie Palumbo,  Alan Turry,  Esther Duarte,  Särkämö Särkämö,  Jesus Cerquides,  Josep Lluis Arcos,  & Antoni Rodriguez-Fornells (2021). Enriched Music-supported Therapy for chronic stroke patients: a study protocol of a randomised controlled trial. BMC Neurology, 21. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12883-020-02019-1. [BibTeX]  [PDF]
Emma Segura,  Jennifer Grau-Sánchez,  David Sanchez-Pinsach,  Esther Duarte,  Josep Lluis Arcos,  & Antoni Rodríguez-Fornells (2021). Enriched music-supported therapy in the improvement of motor function and quality of life of chronic stroke patients: a pilot study. NeuroMusic VII . [BibTeX]
Dimitra Bourou,  Marco Schorlemmer,  & Enric Plaza (2021). Image Schemas and Conceptual Blending in Diagrammatic Reasoning: the Case of Hasse Diagrams. Amrita Basu, Gem Stapleton, Sven Linker, Catherine Legg, Emmanuel Manalo, & Petrucio Viana (Eds.), Diagrammatic Representation and Inference. 12th International Conference, Diagrams 2021, Virtual, September 28–30, 2021, Proceedings (pp. 297-314). [BibTeX]
Núria Correa,  Rita Vassena,  Jesus Cerquides,  & Josep Lluis Arcos (2021). Limits of conventional Machine Learning methods to predict pregnancy and multiple pregnancy after embryo transfer. Ada Valls, & Mateu Villaret (Eds.), Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications (pp In Press). IOS Press. [BibTeX]
Ariadna Quattoni,  & Xavier Carreras (2021). Minimizing Annotation Effort via Max-Volume Spectral Sampling. Findings of the Association for Computational Linguistics: EMNLP 2021 (pp. To appear). Association for Computational Linguistics. [BibTeX]  [PDF]
Dimitra Bourou,  Marco Schorlemmer,  & Enric Plaza (2021). Modelling the Sense-Making of Diagrams Using Image Schemas. Proc. of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2021), 26--29 July 2021, Vienna, Austria (pp. 1105-1111). [BibTeX]  [PDF]
Borja Sánchez-López,  & Jesus Cerquides (2021). On the Convergence of Stochastic Process Convergence Proofs. Mathematics, 9. https://doi.org/10.3390/math9131470. [BibTeX]  [PDF]
Borja Sánchez-López,  & Jesus Cerquides (2021). On the Convergence of Stochastic Process Convergence Proofs. Mathematics, 9. https://doi.org/10.3390/math9131470. [BibTeX]  [PDF]
Jon Perez,  Jose Luis Flores,  Christian Blum,  Jesus Cerquides,  & Alex Abuin (2021). Optimization Techniques and Formal Verification for the Software Design of Boolean Algebra Based Safety-Critical Systems. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 1-1. https://doi.org/10.1109/TII.2021.3074394. [BibTeX]
Jesus Cerquides (2021). Parametrization invariant interpretation of priors and posteriors. arXiv:2105.08304 [cs, math, stat]. https://doi.org/http://arxiv.org/abs/2105.08304. [BibTeX]