Concha Bielza

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Concha Bielza received the M.S. degree in Mathematics from Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain, in 1989 and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, in 1996 (extraordinary doctorate award). She is currently (since 2010) a Full Professor of Statistics and Operations Research with the Departamento de Inteligencia Artificial, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

Her research interests are primarily in the areas of probabilistic graphical models, decision analysis, metaheuristics for optimization, data mining, classification models, and real applications, like biomedicine, bioinformatics, neuroscience and industry. She has published more than 100 papers in impact factor journals and has supervised 9 PhD theses. She was awared the 2014 UPM Research Prize.

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Journal Publications

2016
Anton-Sanchez, L., C. Bielza, R. Benavides-Piccione, J. DeFelipe, and P. Larrañaga, "Dendritic and axonal wiring optimization of cortical GABAergic interneurons", Neuroinformatics, vol. 14, issue 4, pp. 453-464, 2016.
Anton-Sanchez, L., C. Bielza, P. Larrañaga, and J. DeFelipe, "Wiring Economy of Pyramidal Cells in the Juvenile Rat Somatosensory Cortex", PLoS ONE, vol. 11, issue 11, 2016.
Benjumeda, M., C. Bielza, and P. Larrañaga, "Learning Bayesian networks with low inference complexity", Progress in Artificial Intelligence (no JCR), vol. 5, issue 1, pp. 15-26, 2016.
Borchani, H., P. Larrañaga, J. Gama, and C. Bielza, "Mining multi-dimensional concept-drifting data streams using Bayesian network classifiers", Intelligent Data Analysis, vol. 20, no. 2, 2016.
Fernandez-Gonzalez, P., R. Benavides-Piccione, I. Leguey, C. Bielza, P. Larrañaga, and J. DeFelipe, "Dendritic branching angles of pyramidal neurons of the human cerebral cortex", Brain Structure and Function, vol. 222, issue 4, pp. 1847-1859, 2016.
Leguey, I., C. Bielza, P. Larrañaga, A. Kastanauskaite, C. Rojo, R. Benavides-Piccione, and J. DeFelipe, "Dendritic branching angles of pyramidal cells across layers of the juvenile rat somatosensory cortex", Journal of Comparative Neurology, vol. 524, issue 13, pp. 2567-2576, 2016.
Leitner, L., C. Bielza, S. L. Hill, and P. Larrañaga, "Data Publications Correlate with Citation Impact", Frontiers in Neuroscience, vol. 10, issue 419, 2016.
Rojo, C., I. Leguey, A. Kastanauskaite, C. Bielza, P.. Larrañaga, J.. DeFelipe, and R.. Benavides-Piccione, "Laminar differences in dendritic structure of pyramidal neurons in juvenile rat somatosensory cortex", Cerebral Cortex, vol. 26, issue 6, pp. 2811-2822, 2016.
Varando, G., C. Bielza, and P. Larrañaga, "Decision Functions for Chain Classifiers based on Bayesian Networks for Multi-Label Classification", International Journal of Approximate Reasoning, vol. 68, pp. 164-178, 2016.
2015
Bielza, C., J. Gama, A. Jorge, and I. Žliobaité, "Guest Editors introduction: special issue of the ECMLPKDD 2015 journal track", Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, vol. 29, pp. 1113–1115, 2015.
Bielza, C., J. Gama, A. Jorge, and I. Žliobaité, "Guest Editors introduction: special issue of the ECMLPKDD 2015 journal track", Machine Learning, vol. 100, pp. 157–159, 2015.
Bielza, C., S. Moral, and A. Salmerón, "Recent advances in probabilistic graphical models", International Journal of Intelligent Systems, vol. 30, pp. 207-208, 2015.
Borchani, H., G. Varando, C. Bielza, and P. Larrañaga, "A survey on multi-output regression", WIREs Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, vol. 5, pp. 216--233, 2015.
Ibañez, A., R. Armañanzas, C. Bielza, and P. Larrañaga, "Genetic algorithms and Gaussian Bayesian networks to uncover the predictive core set of bibliometric indices", Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, vol. 67, issue 7, pp. 1703–1721, 2015.
Karshenas, H., C. Bielza, and P. Larrañaga, "Interval-based ranking in noisy evolutionary multi-objective optimization", Computational Optimization and Applications, vol. 61, issue 2, pp. 517-555, 2015.
Larrañaga, A., C. Bielza, P. Pongrácz, T. Faragó, P. Bálint, and P. Larrañaga, "Comparing supervised learning methods for classifying sex, age, context and individual Mudi dogs from barking", Animal Cognition, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 405-421, 2015.
Lopez-Cruz, P. L., C. Bielza, and P. Larrañaga, "Directional naive Bayes classifiers", Pattern Analysis and Applications, vol. 18, pp. 225-246, 2015.
Luengo-Sanchez, S., C. Bielza, R. Benavides-Piccione, I. Fernaud-Espinosa, J. DeFelipe, and P. Larrañaga, "A univocal definition of the neuronal soma morphology using Gaussian mixture models", Frontiers in Neuroanatomy, vol. 9, issue 137, 2015.
Masegosa, A., R. Armañanzas, M. A. Grau, V. Potenciano, S. Moral, P. Larrañaga, C. Bielza, and F. Matesanz, "Discretization of Expression Quantitative Trait Loci in Association Analysis Between Genotypes and Expression Data", Current Bioinformatics, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 144-164, 2015.
Mihaljevic, B., R. Benavides-Piccione, C. Bielza, J. DeFelipe, and P. Larrañaga, "Bayesian network classifiers for categorizing cortical GABAergic interneurons", Neuroinformatics, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 192–208, April, 2015.
Mihaljevic, B., R. Benavides-Piccione, L. Guerra, J. DeFelipe, P. Larrañaga, and C. Bielza, "Classifying GABAergic interneurons with semi-supervised projected model-based clustering", Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, vol. 65, issue 1, pp. 49-59, 2015.
Olazarán, J., M. Valentí, B. Frades, M. Ascensión Zea-Sevilla, M. Ávila-Villanueva, M. Ángel Fernández-Blázquez, M. Calero, J. Luis Dobato, J. Antonio Hernández-Tamames, B. León-Salas, L. Agüera-Ortiz, J. López-Álvarez, P. Larrañaga, C. Bielza, J. Álvarez-Linera, and P. Martínez-Martín, "The Vallecas Project: a cohort to identify early markers and mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease", Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, vol. 7, pp. 181, 2015.
Varando, G., P. L. Lopez-Cruz, T. D. Nielsen, P. Larrañaga, and C. Bielza, "Conditional density approximations with mixtures of polynomials", International Journal of Intelligent Systems, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 236–264, 2015.
Varando, G., C. Bielza, and P. Larrañaga, "Decision Boundary for Discrete Bayesian Network Classifiers", Journal of Machine Learning Research, vol. 16, pp. 2725-2749, 2015.
2014
Anton-Sanchez, L., C. Bielza, A. Merchán-Pérez, J. R. Rodríguez, J. DeFelipe, and P. Larrañaga, "Three-dimensional distribution of cortical synapses: a replicated point pattern-based analysis", Frontiers in Neuroanatomy, vol. 8, pp. Article 85, 2014, Also available in the ebook: http://www.frontiersin.org/books/Quantitative_Analysis_of_Neuroanatomy/829.
Bielza, C., and P. Larrañaga, "Bayesian networks in neuroscience: A survey", Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, vol. 8, pp. Article 131, 2014.
Bielza, C., R. Benavides-Piccione, P. L. Lopez-Cruz, P. Larrañaga, and J. DeFelipe, "Branching angles of pyramidal cell dendrites follow common geometrical design principles in different cortical areas", Scientific Reports, vol. 4, pp. Article 5909, 2014.
Bielza, C., and P. Larrañaga, "Discrete Bayesian Network Classifiers: A Survey", ACM Computing Surveys, vol. 47, no. 1, pp. Article 5, 2014.
Borchani, H., C. Bielza, P. Martínez-Martín, and P. Larrañaga, "Predicting EQ-5D from the Parkinson’s disease questionnaire PDQ-8 using multi-dimensional Bayesian network classifiers", Biomedical Engineering: Applications, Basis and Communications, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 1450015, 2014.
Guerra, L., C. Bielza, V. Robles, and P. Larrañaga, "Semi-supervised projected model-based clustering", Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 882-917, 2014.
Ibañez, A., C. Bielza, and P. Larrañaga, "Cost-sensitive selective naive Bayes classifiers for predicting the increase of the h-index for scientific journals", Neurocomputing, vol. 135, no. 5, pp. 45-52, 2014.
Karshenas, H., R. Santana, C. Bielza, and P. Larrañaga, "Multi-objective estimation of distribution algorithm based on joint modeling of objectives and variables", IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 519-542, 2014.
Lopez-Cruz, P. L., C. Bielza, and P. Larrañaga, "Learning mixtures of polynomials of multidimensional probability densities from data using B-spline interpolation", International Journal of Approximate Reasoning, vol. 55, no. 4, pp. 989–1010, 2014.
Lopez-Cruz, P. L., P. Larrañaga, , and C. Bielza, "Bayesian network modeling of the consensus between experts: An application to neuron classification", International Journal of Approximate Reasoning, vol. 55, no. 1, pp. 3-22, 2014.
Merchán-Pérez, A., R. Rodríguez, S. González, V. Robles, J. DeFelipe, P. Larrañaga, and C. Bielza, "Three-dimensional spatial distribution of synapses in the neocortex: A dual-beam electron microscopy study", Cerebral Cortex, vol. 24, pp. 1579-1588, 2014.
Mihaljevic, B., C. Bielza, R. Benavides-Piccione, J. DeFelipe, and P. Larrañaga, "Multi-dimensional classification of GABAergic interneurons with Bayesian network-modeled label uncertainty", Frontiers in Computional Neuroscience, vol. 8, pp. Article 150, 2014.
Morales, J., R. Benavides-Piccione, M. Dar, I. Fernaud, A. Rodríguez, L. Anton-Sanchez, C. Bielza, P. Larrañaga, J. DeFelipe, and R. Yuste, "Random positions of dendritic spines in human cerebral cortex", Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 34, no. 30, pp. 10078-10084, 2014.
Read, J., C. Bielza, and P. Larrañaga, "Multi-dimensional classification with super-classes", IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, vol. 26, no. 7, pp. 1720-1733, 2014.
Sucar, E., C. Bielza, E. F. Morales, P. Hernandez-Leal, J. H. Zaragoza, and P. Larrañaga, "Multi-label Classification with Bayesian Network-based Chain Classifiers", Pattern Recognition Letters, vol. 41, pp. 14-22, 2014.
2013
Armañanzas, R., L. Alonso-Nanclares, J. DeFelipe, A. Kastanauskaite, R. G. de Sola, J. DeFelipe, C. Bielza, and P. Larrañaga, "Machine learning approach for the outcome prediction of temporal lobe epilepsy surgery", PLoS ONE, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. e62819, 2013.
Armañanzas, R., C. Bielza, K. R. Chaudhuri, P. Martínez-Martín, and P. Larrañaga, "Unveiling relevant non-motor Parkinson's disease severity symptoms using a machine learning approach", Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, vol. 58, no. 3, pp. 195-202, 2013.
Bielza, C., J. A. Fernandez del Pozo, and P. Larrañaga, "Parameter control of genetic algorithms by learning and simulation of Bayesian Networks. A case study for the optimal ordering of tables", Journal of Computer Science and Technology, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 720-731, 2013.
Borchani, H., C. Bielza, , and P. Larrañaga, "Predicting human immunodeficiency virus inhibitors using multi-dimensional Bayesian network classifiers", Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, vol. 57, no. 3, pp. 219-229, 2013.
DeFelipe, J., P. L. Lopez-Cruz, R. Benavides-Piccione, C. Bielza, P. Larrañaga, and et. al., "New insights into the classification and nomenclature of cortical GABAergic interneurons", Nature Reviews Neuroscience, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 202-216, 2013.
García-Torres, M., R. Armañanzas, C. Bielza, and P. Larrañaga, "Comparison of metaheuristic strategies for peakbin selection in proteomic mass spectrometry data", Information Sciences, vol. 222, pp. 229-246, 2013.
Ibañez, A., P. Larrañaga, and C. Bielza, "Cluster methods for assessing research performance: exploring Spanish computer science", Scientometrics, vol. 97, pp. 571-600, 2013.
Ibañez, A., C. Bielza, and P. Larrañaga, "Análisis de la actividad científica de las universidades públicas españolas en el área de las tecnologías informáticas", Revista Española de Documentación Científica, vol. 36, no. 1, pp. e002, 2013.
Ibañez, A., C. Bielza, and P. Larrañaga, "Relationship among research collaboration, number of documents and number of citations. A case study in Spanish computer science production in 2000-2009", Scientometrics, vol. 95, no. 2, pp. 689-716, 2013.
Karshenas, H., R. Santana, C. Bielza, and P. Larrañaga, "Regularized continuous estimation of distribution algorithms", Applied Soft Computing, vol. 13, no. 5, pp. 2412–2432, 2013.
Larrañaga, P., H. Karshenas, C. Bielza, and R. Santana, "A review on evolutionary algorithms in Bayesian network learning and inference tasks", Information Sciences, vol. 233, pp. 109-125, 2013.
Morales, D., Y. Vives-Gilabert, B. Gómez-Ansón, E. Bengoetxea, P. Larrañaga, C. Bielza, J. Pagonabarraga, J. Kulisevsky, I. Corcuera-Solano, and M. Delfino, "Predicting dementia development in Parkinson's disease using Bayesian network classifiers", Psychiatry Research: NeuroImaging, vol. 213, pp. 92-98, 2013.
Santana, R., L. McGarry, C. Bielza, P. Larrañaga, and R. Yuste, "Classification of neocortical interneurons using affinity propagation", Frontiers in Neural Circuits, vol. 7:185, 2013.
Santana, R., R. Armañanzas, C. Bielza, and P. Larrañaga, "Network measures for information extraction in evolutionary algorithms", International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems, vol. 6, no. 6, pp. 1163-1188, 2013.
Vidaurre, D., C. Bielza, and P. Larrañaga, "An L1-regularized naive Bayes-inspired classifier for discarding redundant and irrelevant predictors", International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 1350019, 2013.
Vidaurre, D., C. Bielza, and P. Larrañaga, "A survey on L1-regression", International Statistical Review, vol. 81, no. 3, pp. 361-387, 2013.
Vidaurre, D., C. Bielza, and P. Larrañaga, "Classification of neural signals from sparse autoregressive features", Neurocomputing, vol. 111, pp. 21-26, 2013.
Vidaurre, D., C. Bielza, and P. Larrañaga, "Sparse regularized local regression", Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, vol. 62, pp. 122-135, 2013.
Vidaurre, D., M. van Gerven, C. Bielza, P. Larrañaga, and T. Heskes, "Bayesian sparse partial least squares", Neural Computation, vol. 25, no. 12, pp. 3318–3339, 2013.
2012
Armañanzas, R., P. Larrañaga, and C. Bielza, "Ensemble transcript interaction networks: A case study on Alzheimer's disease", Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, vol. 108, no. 1, pp. 442-450, 2012.
Borchani, H., C. Bielza, P. Martínez-Martín, and P. Larrañaga, "Markov blanket-based approach for learning multi-dimensional Bayesian network classifiers: An application to predict the European Quality of Life-5Dimensions (EQ-5D) from the 39-item Parkinson's Disease Questionnaire (PDQ-39)", Journal of Biomedical Informatics, vol. 45, pp. 1175-1184, 2012.
Dueñas, M., M. Santos, F. J. F. J Aranda, C. Bielza, A. B. Martínez-Cruz, C. Lorz, M. Taron, E. M. Ciruelos, J. L. Rodríguez-Peralto, M. Martín, P. Larrañaga, J. Dahabreh, G. P. Stathopoulos, R. Rosell, J. M. Paramio, and R. García-Escudero, "Mouse p53-deficient cancer models as platforms for obtaining genomic predictors of human cancer clinical outcomes", PLoS One, vol. 7, no. 8, pp. e42494, 2012.
Guerra, L., V. Robles, C. Bielza, and P. Larrañaga, "A comparison of clustering quality indices using outliers and noise", Intelligent Data Analysis, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 703-715, 2012.
Larrañaga, P., H. Karshenas, C. Bielza, and R. Santana, "A review on probabilistic graphical models in evolutionary computation", Journal of Heuristics, vol. 18, no. 5, pp. 795-819, 2012.
Maojo, V., M. Garcia-Remesal, C. Bielza, J. Crespo, D. Perez-Rey, and C. Kulikowski, "Biomedical Informatics Publications: A Global Perspective. Part II: Journals", Methods of Information in Medicine, vol. 51, no. 2, pp. 131-137, 2012.
Maojo, V., M. Garcia-Remesal, C. Bielza, J. Crespo, D. Perez-Rey, and C. Kulikowski, "Biomedical Informatics Publications: A Global Perspective. Part I: Conferences", Methods of Information in Medicine, vol. 51, no. 1, pp. 82-90, 2012.
Santana, R., C. Bielza, and P. Larrañaga, "Regularized logistic regression and multi-objective variable selection for classifying MEG data", Biological Cybernetics, vol. 106, no. 6-7, pp. 389-405, 2012.
Santana, R., C. Bielza, and P. Larrañaga, "Conductance interaction identification by means of Boltzmann distribution and mutual information analysis in conductance-based neuron models", BMC Neuroscience, vol. 13, no. Suppl 1, pp. P100, 2012.
Vidaurre, D., E. E. Rodríguez, C. Bielza, P. Larrañaga, and P. Rudomin, "A new feature extraction method for signal classification applied to cat spinal cord signals", Journal of Neural Engineering, vol. in press, 2012.
Vidaurre, D., C. Bielza, and P. Larrañaga, "Lazy lasso for local regression", Computational Statistics, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 531-550, 2012.
2011
Armañanzas, R., Y. Saeys, I. Inza, M. Garca-Torres, C. Bielza, Y. van de Peer, and P. Larrañaga, "Peakbin selection in mass spectrometry data using a consensus approach with estimation of distribution algorithms", IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 760-774, 2011.
Bengoetxea, E., P. Larrañaga, C. Bielza, and J. A. Fernandez del Pozo, "Optimal Row and Column Ordering to Improve Table Interpretation Using Estimation of Distribution Algorithms", Journal of Heuristics, vol. 17, no. 5, pp. 567-588, 2011.
Bielza, C., M. Gómez, and P. Shenoy, "A Review of Representation Issues and Modelling Challenges with Influence Diagrams", Omega -The International Journal of Management Science, vol. 39, pp. 227-241, 2011.
Bielza, C., G. Li, and P. Larrañaga, "Multi-Dimensional Classification with Bayesian Networks", International Journal of Approximate Reasoning, vol. 52, pp. 705-727, 2011.
Bielza, C., V. Robles, and P. Larrañaga, "Regularized Logistic Regression without a Penalty Term: An Application to Cancer Classification with Microarray Data", Expert Systems with Applications, vol. 38, pp. 5110-5118, 2011.
Borchani, H., P. Larrañaga, and C. Bielza, "Classifying evolving data streams with partially labeled data", Intelligent Data Analysis, vol. 15, no. 5, pp. 655-670, 2011.
Fernandez del Pozo, J. A., and C. Bielza, "Dealing with Complex Queries in Decision Support Systems", Data {&} Knowledge Engineering, vol. 70, pp. 167-181, 2011.
Guerra, L., L. McGarry, V. Robles, C. Bielza, P. Larrañaga, and R. Yuste, "Comparison between Supervised and Unsupervised Classification of Neuronal Cell Types: A Case Study", Developmental Neurobiology, vol. 71, no. 1, pp. 71-82, 2011.
Ibañez, A., P. Larrañaga, and C. Bielza, "Using Bayesian networks to discover relationships between bibliometric indices. A case study of computer science and artificial intelligence journals", Scientometrics, vol. 89, no. 2, pp. 523-551, 2011.
Lopez-Cruz, P. L., C. Bielza, P. Larrañaga, R. Benavides-Piccione, and J. DeFelipe, "Models and simulation of 3D neuronal dendritic trees using Bayesian networks", Neuroinformatics, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 347-369, 2011.
Santana, R., C. Bielza, and P. Larrañaga, "Optimizing brain networks topologies using multi-objective evolutionary computation", Neuroinformatics, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 3-19, 2011.
Vidaurre, D., C. Bielza, and P. Larrañaga, "On nonlinearity in neural encoding models applied to the primary visual cortex", Network: Computation in Neural Systems, vol. 22, no. 1-4, pp. 97-125, 2011.
Vidaurre, D., C. Bielza, and P. Larrañaga, "Forward Stagewise Naive Bayes", Progress in Artificial Intelligence, vol. In press, 2011.
2007
Gómez, M., C. Bielza, J. A. Fernandez del Pozo, and S. Ríos-Insua, "A Graphical Decision-Theoretic Model for Neonatal Jaundice", Medical Decision Making, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 250-265, 2007.
2006
Ballestero, E., C. Bielza, and D. Pla-Santamaría, "A Decision Approach to Competitive Electronic Sealed-Bid Auctions for Land", Journal of the Operational Research Society, vol. 57, pp. 1126-1133, 2006.
Larrañaga, P., B. Calvo, R. Santana, C. Bielza, J. Galdiano, I. Inza, J. A. Lozano, R. Armañanzas, G. Santafé, and A. Pérez, "Machine Learning in Bioinformatics", Briefings in Bioinformatics, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 86-112, 2006.
2005
Fernandez del Pozo, J. A., C. Bielza, and M. Gómez, "A List-Based Compact Representation for Large Decision Tables Management", European Journal of Operational Research, vol. 160, no. 3, pp. 638-662, 2005.
Martín, J., C. Bielza, and D. Ríos Insua, "Approximating Nondominated Sets in Continuous Multiobjective Optimization Problems", Naval Research Logistics, vol. 52, no. 5, pp. 469-480, 2005.
2004
Gómez, M., and C. Bielza, "Node Deletion Sequences in Influence Diagrams Using Genetic Algorithms", Statistics {&} Computing, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 181-198, 2004.
2003
Ballestero, E., J. M. Antón, and C. Bielza, "Compromise-Based Approach to Road Project Selection in Madrid Metropolitan Area", Journal of the Operations Research Society of Japan, vol. 46, no. 1, pp. 99-122, 2003.
Bielza, C., P. Barreiro, M. I. Rodríguez-Galiano, and J. Martín, "Logistic Regression for Simulating Damage Occurrence on a Fruit Grading Line", Computers {&} Electronics in Agriculture, vol. 38, no. 2, pp. 95-113, 2003.
1999
Bielza, C., and P. P. Shenoy, "A Comparison of Graphical Techniques for Asymmetric Decision Problems", Management Science, vol. 45, no. 11, 1999.
Bielza, C., P. Müller, and D. Ríos Insua, "Decision Analysis by Augmented Probability Simulation", Management Science, vol. 45, no. 7, pp. 995-1007, 1999.
1998
Vidakovic, B., and C. Bielza Lozoya, "On Time-Dependent Wavelet Denoising", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 46, no. 9, pp. 2549-2554, 1998.