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Dr. Wael El-Deredy gives a talk on Neuroscience

Dr. Wael El-Deredy, Professor of the Universidad de Valparaíso (Chile) gave an interesting talk last December 13th. It covered many different aspects of Neuroscience, from the analysis of brain oscillations and prediction of brain activity based on Markov chains to approaches related to a Bayesian brain, in which decisions (posterior probabilities) are given by the generation of the priors. Dr. El-Deredy gave many details about brain spectra, associated to different areas and tasks, and how they can even be intervened to modify behaviors, enabling patients with certain disorders to carry out activities for which in principle are unable. Happily, Dr. El-Deredy will join IDAL for the next four years as he was awarded with a postdoctoral contract funded by the Valencian Graduate School and Research Network of Artificial Intelligence (ValgrAI,

Óscar J. Pellicer Valero successfully gets his Doctoral Degree

Our dear colleague Oscar J. Pellicer-Valero got his PhD last November 14th, after an outstanding viva of his PhD research entitled “Contributions of biomechanical modeling and machine learning to the automatic registration of Multiparametric Magnetic Resonance and Transrectal Echography for prostate brachytherapy”. Oscar started his PhD in late 2018, and since then, has been working very hard on it, with the result of a remarkable thesis that has attracted interest both from the academic and clinical fields. The PhD thesis was presented as a compendium of five relevant publications corresponding with different parts of his research. Special thanks to Dr. Victor González-Pérez (Valencian Institute of Oncology, IVO) and Dr. Sandra Ortega-Martorell (Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom) who were the external examiners that were part of the panel, alongside IDAL member Dr. Yolanda Vives-Gilabert.
We wish Oscar the best of lucks in his post-doctoral career; IDAL will always be his home.

Prof. Enrique Solano visits IDAL

Prof. Enrique Solano visited IDAL from 12th to 14th July. Prof. Solano is a renowned contributor in the field of quantum computing, quantum information and quantum technologies. Some of his publications are globally accepted references in the field. He led research groups in different institutions, like Max Planck Institute for Physics, the University of the Basque Country or Shanghai University. He recently set up a startup company named Kipu Quantum ( with the goal of achieving quantum advantage making use of NISQ (Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum) Computing. During his stay, he had scientific discussions about disruptive ideas in the frontiers of Machine Learning and Quantum Computing and gave a presentation on his view to achieve quantum advantage with NISQ approaches.

Prof. José D. Martín visits QuArtist, at Shanghai University

Prof. José D. Martín has been visiting the recently created QuArtist Lab (Quantum Artificial Intelligence for Science and Technology), at Shanghai University, led by Prof. Enrique Solano ( On top of teaching a crash course on classical Machine Learning (ML) to set the foundations of Quantum ML approches, Prof. Martín has discussed many possible research collaborations with Prof. Solano and other QuArtist members, that will hopefully lead to creative and innovative research results in the short and mid term. Looking forward to going on enjoying and reinforcing this collaboration with QuArtist!

Interested in a Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant to work on Quantum Machine Learning?

We welcome postdoctoral researchers interested in applying for a Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant to work on Quantum Machine Learning. Potential candidates should contact Prof. José D. Martín (jose.d.martin(at) More info about the post at
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Last January 18th, IDAL members Juan José Garcés, José D. Martín and Fernando Mateo were giving a seminar at the renowned European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN). Within the framework of the joint collaboration between IDAL and CERN that has been carried out the two past years, the seminar dicussed the feasibility of applying Machine Learning (ML) to automatically recognize mass spectra for UHV systems. The achieved results suggest that ML is indeed appropriate to deal with the problem and open up a window for more through analyses in the near future.

Prof. José D. Martín to visit two collaborators in the field of Quantum Machine Learning

Next month, José D. Martín will be visiting two research centers within his work on Quantum Machine Learning. From May 15h to 22nd he will be at Liverpool John Moores University to work on Probabilistic Quantum Clustering; his collaboration with this university has already produced a number of publications related to Quantum Clustering, that has now been enhanced by means of a probabilistic interpretation. The third week of June, he will be working with the research group QUTIS (Quantum Technologies for Information Science), from the University of the Basque Country, researching on new avenues that may link Quantum Technologies and Machine Learning after a first successful collaboration on Quantum Gridworlds and Quantum Machine Learning without measurements.

Professor Paulo J. G. Lisboa visits IDAL

Professor Paulo. J. G. Lisboa from Liverpool John Moores University visited IDAL on 2nd May to give a seminar entitled “Data insights from machine learning with applications to biomedical data”. Prof. Lisboa is one of the most worldwide-recognized personalities in biomedical applications of machine learning and data analysis, currently chairing the Horizon2020 Advisory Group for Societal Challenge 1 (Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing) and the IEEE Task Force on Medical Data Analysis.

Stay at LJMU working on Quantum Clustering

José D. Martín enjoyed a research stay at the Department of Applied Mathematics of the Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), UK, working with the group led by Professor Paulo Lisboa. Jose was granted by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Science and Sport within the Program for Senior Researchers; he stayed from May to September working on different issues related to Quantum Machine Learning, with special emphasis on Quantum Clustering, where relevant progresses have been made, enhancing the original formulation especially in terms of dealing with non-spherical structures and fluctuations in the density of data points, thus finding a natural number of clusters.


Carlo Barbieri gets his PhD

Last July 18th, Carlo Barbieri got a PhD with the work entitled “Anemia management in End Stage Renal Disease patients undergoing dialysis: a comprehensive approach through machine learning techniques and mathematical modeling”. This research work has been carried out within the framework of the close collaboration between Fresenius Medical Care (FME) and IDAL. The PhD was supervised by IDAL members José D. Martín and Emilio Soria as well as by Prof. Bernard Canaud, Chairman of the FME Medical Board for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. The breakthrough research conducted by Carlo was shown up in his excellent viva, that was qualified as Excellent Cum-Laude, the maximum grade for a PhD thesis. The panel of examiners was chaired by Dr. Stefano Stuard (Vice President at FME Europe, Middle East and Africa); Dr. Marcelino Martínez (University of Valencia) was the Secretary of the panel, and Dr. Ignacio Díaz was the external examiner. Congratulations Carlo for your great work!

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