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Dr. Jaume Bacardit



Organisation activities
  • 2011: Co-chair, Bioinformatics, Systems and Synthetic Biology stream of the OR53 conference
  • 2011: Workshops co-chair of the GECCO2011 conference
  • 2010: Workshops chair of the GECCO2010 conference
  • 2010: Co-organiser of the 13th International Workshop on Learning Classifier Systems (IWLCS-2010))
  • 2009: Co-organiser of the 12th International Workshop on Learning Classifier Systems (IWLCS-2009))
  • 2009: Co-organiser of the Plant Bioinformatics, Systems and Synthetic Biology Summer School that took place in Nottingham from the 27th to the 31st of July, 2009
  • 2008: Co-organiser of the 11th International Workshop on Learning Classifier Systems (IWLCS-2008))
  • 2007: Co-organiser of the 10th International Workshop on Learning Classifier Systems (IWLCS-2007))
Editorial activities
  • 2013: Co-chair of the Genetics-Based Machine Learning track of the GECCO2013 conference
  • 2010: Co-editor of an special issue on Metaheuristics for Large-Scale Data Mining of the Memetic Computing journal
  • 2010: Co-editor of the book Learning Classifier Systems; Revised Selected Papers of IWLCS2008 and IWLCS2009; Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 6471, Springer
  • 2009: Chair of the Genetics-Based Machine Learning track of the GECCO2009 conference
  • 2008: Co-editor of the book Learning Classifier Systems; Revised Selected Papers of IWLCS2006 and IWLCS2007; Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 4998, Springer
Invited talks and tutorials
  • August 2012. "Introduction to Bioinformatics", tutorial speaker, PPSN-2012 conference, Taormina, Italy
  • July 2012. "Large-Scale Data Mining using Genetics-Based Machine Learning", tutorial speaker, GECCO-2012 conference, Philadelphia, USA
  • February 2012. "Large scale data mining using Genetics-Based Machine Learning", keynote talk, MAEB-2012 conference, Albacete, Spain.
  • July 2011. "Large-Scale Data Mining using Genetics-Based Machine Learning", tutorial speaker, GECCO-2011 conference, Dublin, Ireland.
  • July 2010. "Large-Scale Data Mining using Genetics-Based Machine Learning", tutorial speaker, WCCI-2010 Conference, Barcelona, Spain
  • May 2010. Data Mining Protein Structures' Topological Properties to Enhance Contact Map Predictions", Bioinformatics and Genome Research Open Club, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
  • July 2009. "Large-Scale Data Mining using Genetics-Based Machine Learning", tutorial speaker, GECCO-2009 conference, Portland, USA
  • June 2009. "GBML methods for large-scale datasets", Learning Classifier Systems Group, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
  • May 2008. "Memetic Pittsburgh Learning Classifier Systems", 1st Workshop on Knowledge Extraction based on Evolutionary Learning, Granada, Spain
  • May 2008. "GBML methods for large-scale datasets", 1st Workshop on Knowledge Extraction based on Evolutionary Learning, Granada, Spain.
  • December 2007. "Bioinformatics: Protein Structure Prediction using Evolutionary Rule Learning", School of Mathematics, University of La Laguna, Spain.
  • December 2006. "Coordination number prediction using Learning Classifier Systems: Performance and interpretability", Structural Computational Biology Group of the Spain National Center for Oncology Research - CNIO, Madrid, Spain
  • May 2006. "Pittsburgh Learning Classifier Systems for Protein Structure Prediction: Scalability and Explanatory Power", NCSA/IlliGAL Gathering on Evolutionary Learning, NIGEL2006, Urbana, IL, USA
  • February 2006. "The GAssist Learning Classifier System", Learning Classifier Systems Group, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK.
Reviewer for the following journals (among others)
  • IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computetion
  • IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics Part-B
  • Evolutionary Computation Journal
  • International Journal of AI Tools
  • Soft Computing Journal
  • Expert Systems, the Journal of Knowledge Engineering
  • Frontiers in Bioscience
  • Journal of Artificial Evolution and Applications
  • Computers in Biology and Medicine
  • Evolutionary Intelligence
  • Natural Computing
  • Pattern Recognition Letters
  • PLOS One
  • BMC Genomics
  • Information Sciences
  • Memetic Computing
  • Applied Soft Computing
  • Neurocomputing
  • WIREs Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
  • Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling
  • BioSystems
  • Amino Acids
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Knowledge and Information Systems
  • Data and Knowledge Engineering
  • Plant Physiology
  • Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology
  • Advances in Artificial Intelligence.
Member of the program commitee of following conferences (among others)
  • Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO) (since 2005)
  • Spanish Conference on meta-heuristics and evolutionary and bio-inspired algorithms (MAEB) (since 2005)
  • International Workshop on Learning Classifier Systems (since 2005)
  • ASME 2005 International Design Engineering Technical Conference
  • International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN) (since 2006)
  • International Conference on Evolutionary Computation (CEC) (2008)
  • 2nd International Confernence on Bio-Inspired Computing: Theory and Applications (BIC-TA 2007)
  • International Workshop on Nature Inspired Cooperative Strategies for Optimization, NICSO (since 2007)
  • IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (2006-2007)
  • 2nd IAPR Workshop on Pattern Recognition in Bioinformatics (PRIB 2007)
  • 8th International Conference on Hybrid Intelligent Systems (HIS 2008)
  • The 11th Ibero-American Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IBERAMIA 2008)
  • Fifth International Meeting on Computational Intelligence Methods for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics
Grant reviewer for
  • UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
  • UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
  • Chile's Superior Council of the National Fund for Scientific & Technological Development.
Awards and recognitions
  • 2011: Best paper award for the Genetics-Based Machine Learning Track of the GECCO-2011 conference
  • 2010: Best paper award for the Genetics-Based Machine Learning Track of the GECCO-2010 conference
  • 2007: Bronze medal in the 'Humies Awards'. This prize is awarded to Evolutionary Computation applications that manage to obtain human-competitive results of high relevance and impact.