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Dr. Jaume Bacardit



In a nutshell, my research is mainly focused on Machine Learning and Data Mining, and their application to bioinformatics and, in general, to any class of biological domains. From the methods side, I am particularly interested in the creation of technoques for large-scale data mining as well as improving the knowledge extraction capacity of machine learning methods.


My PhD thesis dealt with the Pittburgh model of Learning Classifier Systems (LCS). Specifically, the thesis had the following objectives:

  • Improving the generalization capacity of the model
  • Reducing the run-time of the system
  • Proposing rule-based representations for real-valued attributes
You can download my thesis here

From 2005 to 2007 I worked as RA applying LCSs to protein structure prediction, in an EPSRC project called Robust Prediction with Explanatory Power for Protein Structure and Related Prediction Problems


Research team and visitors:

  • Anna Swan (PhD student, Biosciences, started September 2010)
  • Nicola Lazzarini (PhD student, Computer Science, started January 2013)
Previous members and visitors:
  • Maria Franco (PhD student, Computer Science, 2009-2013)
  • Xiaolei (Celina) Xia (Postdoc, Computer Science, June 2010-August 2011; LCSxLCD project)
  • Jesús Alcalá-Fernández (Visiting lecturer, University of Granada, Spain, May 2010)
  • Julián Luengo-Martín (Visiting PhD student, University of Granada, Spain, May-July 2010)
  • Nuria Macià-Antolinez (PhD student visiting from the Ramon Llull University, Spain, July-October 2010)
  • Álvaro García-Piquer (PhD student visiting from the Ramon Llull University, Spain, September 2010-March 2011)
  • Dan Andrei Calian (Undergraduate student. EPSRC Vacation Bursary and final year dissertation)
  • Maria Martinez Ballesteros (PhD student visiting from the University of Seville, Spain, June 2011-September 2011)
  • Alfonso Marquez (PhD student visiting from the Pablo de Olavide University, Spain, September 2011-December 2011)
  • Gualberto Asencio (PhD student visiting from the Pablo de Olavide University, Spain, November 2011-February 2012)
  • Andreu Sancho Asensio (PhD student visiting from the Ramon Llull University, Spain, April 2012-July 2012)
  • Isaac Triguero (Visiting PhD student, University of Granada, Spain, July-September 2013)