Keynote Speaker I


Prof. Pedro Larrañaga

Technical University of Madrid, Spain

Speaking Title: Bayesian Networks: Challenging Applications

Abstarct: The recent use of Bayesian networks in challenging real world applications will be presented in three different areas: neuroscience, industry4.0 and sport analytics.

Neuroscience applications will cover problems at different scales: from neuroanatomy questions, such as interneuron classification and spine clustering, to diagnosis of neurodegenerative Parkinson and Alzheimer diseases. The applications in industry4.0 will be related to the automatic inspection of a laser process and the discovery of fingerprints in a real machinery performing servo-motor movements. Finally, the scouting problem and the football as a science will be introduced as representatives of sport analytics.

From the machine learning point of view, several techniques, such as probabilistic clustering, multi-view clustering, anomaly detection, supervised classification, multi-label classification and multi-output regression, in both static and dynamic scenarios will be used for providing solutions to the previous real world applications.


Pedro Larrañaga is Full Professor in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) since 2007. He received the MSc degree in mathematics (statistics) from the University of Valladolid and the PhD degree in computer science from the University of the Basque Country (“excellence award”). Before moving to UPM, his academic career has been developed at the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU) at several faculty ranks: Assistant Professor (1985-1998), Associate Professor (1998-2004) and Full Professor (2004-2007). He earned the habilitation qualification for Full Professor in 2003. He co-leads the Computational Intelligence Group (CIG) since its foundation in 2008.

His research interests are primarily in the areas of probabilistic graphical models, metaheuristics for optimization, data mining, classification models, and real applications, like biomedicine, bioinformatics neuroscience, and industry4.0. He has published more than 150 papers in impact factor journals and has supervised more than 20 PhD theses. He is ECCAI felow since 2012 and he has been awared the 2013 Spanish National Prize in Computer Science.

Keynote Speaker II


Dr. Tamer ElBatt

Cario University, Egypt


Abstract: Pending