Laura Antón-Sánchez

laura anton-sanchez

Short Bio

Laura Anton-Sanchez received a degree in Computer Science from the University of Murcia (UMU) in 2006 ("excellence award”) and a Bachelor degree in Statistics from Miguel Hernández University of Elche in 2008 (“excellence award”), for which she received the Second National Award for University Students in Statistics in 2010. She obtained a Master degree in Mathematics from the UMU in 2012 and a Master degree in Artificial Intelligence from the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) in 2015. She obtained her Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence in 2017 at the UPM (extraordinary doctorate award), taking part in the Cajal Blue Brain project.

Research interests

Spatial statistics, spatial point processes, graph theory and evolutionary computation, and their applications to neuroscience.


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:
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.

Workshops Publications

Anton-Sanchez, L., C. Bielza, and P. Larrañaga, "Towards optimal neuronal wiring through estimation of distribution algorithms", Proceedings of the 15h Annual Conference companion on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion, New York, NY, USA, ACM, pp. 1647-1650, 2013.
Karshenas, H., R. Santana, C. Bielza, and P. Larrañaga, "Multi-Objective Optimization with Joint Probabilistic Modeling of Objectives and Variables", Lecture Notes in Computer Science, no. 6576: Springer, pp. 298-312, 2011.

1st award at the Student Workshop of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO) 2013