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 Probabilittic 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:  Josep Lluís Arcos
Josep Lluís Arcos
Scientific Researcher
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Eva Armengol
Tenured Scientist
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Aina Brichs Ralló
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Xavier Carreras
Tenured Scientist
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Jesus Cerquides
Scientific Researcher
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Núria Correa
Industrial PhD Student
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Sayan Goswami
Masters Student

Ramon Lopez de Mantaras
Research Professor
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Oguz Mulayim
Contract Researcher
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Enric Plaza
Research Professor
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Borja Sánchez-López
PhD Student
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Kian Seif
PhD Student

Borja Velasco
PhD Student

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]
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]
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]
Jesús Cerquides,  Juan A. Rodríguez-Aguilar,  Rémi Emonet,  & Gauthier Picard (2021). Solving Highly Cyclic Distributed Optimization Problems Without Busting the Bank: A Decimation-based Approach. Logic Journal of the IGPL, 29, 72-95. https://doi.org/10.1093/jigpal/jzaa069. [BibTeX]
Jerónimo Hernández-González,  & Jesús Cerquides (2020). A Robust Solution to Variational Importance Sampling of Minimum Variance. Entropy, 22, 1405. https://doi.org/10.3390/e22121405. [BibTeX]  [PDF]
Eva Armengol,  & {\`{A}}ngel Garc{í}a{-}Cerda{\~{n}}a (2020). Decision Trees as a Tool for Data Analysis. Elections in Barcelona: A Case Study. Vicen{\\c{c}}Torra, Yasuo Narukawa, Jordi Nin, & N{\\'{u}}ria Agell (Eds.), Modeling Decisions for Artificial Intelligence - 17th International Conference, {MDAI}2020, Sant Cugat, Spain, September 2-4, 2020, Proceedings (pp. 261--272). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-57524-3\_22. [BibTeX]  [PDF]
Oguz Mulayim,  & Josep Lluis Arcos (2020). Fast anytime retrieval with confidence in large-scale temporal case bases. Knowledge-Based Systems, 206, 106374. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.knosys.2020.106374. [BibTeX]
Marco Gori,  Ram{\'{o}}n L{\'{o}}pez M{\'{a}}ntaras,  & Carlo Strapparava (2020). Festschrift in honor of Oliviero Stock - - Preface. Ann. Math. Artif. Intell., 88, 401--403. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10472-019-09686-y. [BibTeX]  [PDF]
Anna Puig,  Inmaculada Rodríguez,  Josep Ll Arcos,  Juan A. Rodríguez-Aguilar,  Sergi Cebrián,  Anton Bogdanovych,  Núria Morera,  Antoni Palomo,  & Raquel Piqué (2020). Lessons learned from supplementing archaeological museum exhibitions with virtual reality. Virtual Reality, 24, 343--358. [BibTeX]  [PDF]
Filippo Bistaffa,  Juan A. Rodríguez-Aguilar,  & Jesús Cerquides (2020). Predicting Requests in Large-Scale Online P2P Ridesharing. arXiv preprint arXiv:2009.02997. [BibTeX]  [PDF]
Thiago Pedro Donadon Homem,  Paulo Eduardo Santos,  Anna Helena Reali Costa,  Reinaldo Augusto Costa Bianchi,  & Ram{\'{o}}n L{\'{o}}pez M{\'{a}}ntaras (2020). Qualitative case-based reasoning and learning. Artif. Intell., 283, 103258. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.artint.2020.103258. [BibTeX]
Zoe Falomir,  & Enric Plaza (2020). Towards a model of creative understanding: deconstructing and recreating conceptual blends using image schemas and qualitative spatial descriptors. Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence, 88, 457-477. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10472-019-09619-9. [BibTeX]
Borja Sánchez-López,  & Jesus Cerquides (2019). Convergent Stochastic Almost Natural Gradient Descent. Artificial Intelligence Research and Development- Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference of the Catalan Association for Artificial Intelligence, 319, 54-63. [BibTeX]
David Sanchez-Pinsach,  Oguz Mulayim,  Jennifer Grau-Sánchez,  Emma Segura,  Berta Juan-Corbella,  Josep Lluis Arcos,  Jesus Cerquides,  Monique Messaggi-Sartor,  Esther Duarte,  & Antoni Rodriguez-Fornells (2019). Design of an AI Platform to Support Home-Based Self-Training Music Interventions for Chronic Stroke Patients. Jordi Sabater-Mir, Vicenç Torra, Isabel Aguilo, & Manuel González-Hidalgo (Eds.), Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications (pp 170--175). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/FAIA190120. [BibTeX]
Inmaculada Rodriguez,  Anna Puig,  Juan A. Rodríguez-Aguilar,  Josep Lluis Arcos,  Sergi Cebrián,  Anton Bogdanovych,  Núria Morera,  Raquel Piqué,  & Antoni Palomo (2019). On the Relationship between Subjective and Objective Measures of Virtual Reality Experiences: a Case Study of a Serious Game. International Symposium on Gamification and Games for Learning (GamiLearn 2019) . CEUR-WS.org. [BibTeX]
Manfred Eppe,  Ewen Maclean,  Roberto Confalonieri,  Oliver Kutz,  Marco Schorlemmer,  Enric Plaza,  & Kai-Uwe Kühnberger (2018). A computational framework for conceptual blending. Artificial Intelligence, 256, 105-129. [BibTeX]
Pham Tran Anh Quang,  Kamal Deep Singh,  Juan A. Rodríguez-Aguilar,  Gauthier Picard,  Kandaraj Piamrat,  Jesús Cerquides,  & César Viho (2018). AD3-GLaM: A Cooperative Distributed QoE-based Approach for SVC Video Streaming over Wireless Mesh Networks. Ad Hoc Networks, 80, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adhoc.2018.07.005. [BibTeX]
Fèlix Bou,  Enric Plaza,  & Marco Schorlemmer (2018). Amalgams, colimits, and conceptual blending. Concept Invention: Foundations, Implementation, Social Aspects and Applications. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-65602-1_2. [BibTeX]