Awards and Honours


Amity Research Award for Significant Contribution in the Field of Machine Learning, Amity University (India)

Pedro Larrañaga y Concha Bielza, 2020


Premio Tercer Milenio: Finalista en el Tercer Milenio 2018 del Heraldo de Aragón (categoría Joven Talento Investigador)

Santiago Gil Begué, 2018


Premio de la Asociación Española de Inteligencia Artificial 2018 CAEPIA

Pedro Larrañaga, 2018


Segundo premio Frances Allen a la labor investigadora en el área de la Inteligencia Artificial CAEPIA 2018

Laura Antón, 2018


Fellow of the Academia Europaea

Pedro Larrañaga, 2018

Research prize, Technical University of Madrid

Concha Bielza, 2014


Aritmel prize, Spanish Scientific Computing Society

Pedro Larrañaga, 2013


Fellowship of the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence (ECAI-Fellow)

 Pedro Larrañaga, 2012

Best reviewer, XIII Conference of the Spanish Association for Artificial Intelligence (CAEPIA)

Concha Bielza, 2009


PhD Thesis

Premio Extraordinario de Doctorado 2016-2017. Departamento de Inteligencia Artificial (ETSI Informáticos – U.P.M.) Otorgado por la Comisión de Posgrado de Doctorado (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)


Laura Antón, 2018

Primer Premio Trabajo Fin de Master (curso 2017-2018) Departamento de Inteligencia Artificial (ETSI Informáticos – U.P.M.)


Santiago Gil Begué, 2018

Extraordinary PhD Thesis Award, Technical University of Madrid

Contributions to Bayesian network learning with applications to neuroscience

P.L. López Cruz, 2013-2014

Best PhD thesis, Spanish Mathematics Society
Inteligencia Artificial para Predicción y Control del Acabado Superficial en Procesos de Fresado a Alta Velocidad

M. Correa, 2011

Research in Life Sciences and Health Award, Spanish Royal Academy of Doctors
IctNeo: Un sistema de Ayuda a la Decisión para el Tratamiento de la Ictericia en Recién Nacidos

M. Gómez, 2002

Extraordinary PhD Thesis Award, Technical University of Madrid

Contributions to the Analysis of Decision-Making Supercomplex Problems

C. Bielza, 1996

Extraordinary PhD Thesis Award, University of the Basque Country

Structural Learning and Triangulation of Bayesian Networks by Genetic Algorithms

P. Larrañaga, 1995

Best Paper in Conferences

Bayes Fusion Best Student Paper Award, 9th International Conference on Probabilistic Graphical Models

Irene Córdoba, 2018


Doctoral Consortium, CAEPIA 2015, best thesis project ex-aequo. Albacete November 2, 2015.

Theoretical studies and new approaches to Bayesian network classifiers


Machine Learning for Cyber Physical Systems, October 2015

Development of a Cyber-Physical System based on selective dynamic Gaussian naïve Bayes model for a self-predict laser surface heat treatment process control


15th Annual Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, GECCO 2013 (best student paper)

Towards Optimal Neuronal Wiring through Estimation of Distribution Algorithms


14th conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, AIME 2013

Semi-Supervised Projected Clustering for Classifying GABAergic Interneurons

23rd International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems, IEA-AIE 2010

Synergies between Network-Based Representation and Probabilistic Graphical Models for Classification, Inference and Optimization Problems in Neuroscience

8th Mexican International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, MICAI 2009

Probabilistic Graphical Markov Model Learning: An Adaptive Strategy

Best Book

Yearly Best Textbook Award, Fundación de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, 2004

Modelos Determinísticos y Estocásticos

X Edition of National Awards on Informatics and Health, Spanish Society of Health Informatics, 2004

Manual de Informática Médica


Second position, MEG Mind Reading Challenge, PASCAL2 and the International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks, ICANN 2011

An ensemble of classifiers approach with multiple sources of information

First prize, Biomag Data Analysis Competition, International Conference on Biomagnetism, BIOMAG 2010

Multivariate Classification of MEG brain data

Finalist, IV Decision Analysis Society Practice Award Competition, Decision Analysis Society of the INstitute For Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS), 2002

IctNeo: A Decision Support System for Neonatal Jaundice Management

Student Paper Competition, Decision Analysis Society of the INstitute For Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS), 1996 (first time awarded to a non-US researcher)

Monte Carlo Methods for Decision Analysis with Applications to Influence Diagrams