Vicenç Gómez i Cerdà

Ramón y Cajal fellow

Contact Address

Department of Information and Communication Technologies
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
c/ Tanger, 122-140, 55.219
08018 Barcelona, Spain
Shared office Phone: +34 935422952
e-mail: my prefix is and the server is at .

Short Bio

Vicenç Gómez is a post-doctoral researcher in the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning group at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Ramón y Cajal fellowship).
He obtained the B. Sc. degree in Computer Science Engineering at the Facultat d'Informàtica de Barcelona of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in 2003 and his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Digital Communication at the Department of Information and Communication Technologies of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in 2008. He then joined the machine learning group at the Radboud University, Nijmegen (The Netherlands) with Prof. Dr. H. J. Kappen where he has performed research within several european projects for five years. His research focuses on machine learning and optimal control and their applications to different areas such as robotics, complex networks and brain computer interfaces. See the [research statement]

Google Scholar profile

Research Interests

Machine learning, approximate inference and optimal control.

Application areas: robotics, brain computer interfaces, social networks and smart grid.

Complex networks analysis and control.

Pre-prints

  1. M. Molkaraie, V. Gómez (2015)
    Efficient Monte Carlo Methods for the Potts Model at Low Temperature
    pdf stat.CO:1506.07044
  1. G. Neu, V. Gómez (2017)
    Fast rates for online learning in Linearly Solvable Markov Decision Processes
    pdf cs.LG:1702.06341
  1. P. Aragón, V. Gómez, A. Kaltenbrunner (2017)
    To Thread or Not to Thread: The Impact of Conversation Threading on Online Discussion
    pdf bibtex ICWSM-17

Journal Publications

  1. D. Thalmeier, V. Gómez, H. J. Kappen
    Action selection in growing state spaces: Control of Network Structure Growth
    Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical 50(3) 034006 (2017)
    pdf bibtex cs.SI:1606.07777 JPhysA
  2. A. Llera, V. Gómez, H. J. Kappen
    Quantitative analysis of task selection for Brain-Computer Interfaces
    Journal of Neural Engineering 11(5):056002 (2014)
    pdf bibtex JNE
  3. A. Llera, V. Gómez, H. J. Kappen
    Adaptive Multiclass Classification for Brain Computer Interfaces
    Neural Computation 26(6):1108-27 (2014)
    pdf bibtex NECO
  4. H. J. Kappen, V. Gómez
    The Variational Garrote
    Machine Learning Journal 96(3):269-294 (2014)
    pdf poster bibtex MLJ code
  5. V. Gómez, H. J. Kappen, N. Litvak, A. Kaltenbrunner
    A likelihood-based framework for the analysis of discussion threads
    World Wide Web 16(5-6):645-675 (2013)
    pdf bibtex WWW cs.SI.1203.0652
  6. M. Gheshlaghi Azar, V. Gómez, H. J. Kappen
    Dynamic Policy Programming
    Journal of Machine Learning Research13(Nov):3207-3245 (2012)
    pdf bibtex JMLR cs:1004.2027 code
  7. A. Llera, V. Gómez, H. J. Kappen
    Adaptive classification on Brain Computer Interfaces using reinforcement signals
    Neural Computation 24(11):2900-2923 (2012)
    pdf bibtex NECO
  8. H. J. Kappen, V. Gómez, Opper M.
    Optimal control as a graphical model inference problem
    Machine Learning Journal 87(2):159-182 (2012)
    pdf bibtex MLJ math.OC.0901.0633
  9. A. Llera, M. van Gerven, V. Gómez, O. Jensen, H. J. Kappen
    On the use of Interaction Error Potentials for Adaptive Brain Computer Interfaces
    Neural Networks 24(10):120-1127 (2011)
    pdf bibtex Neural Networks
  10. V. Gómez, H. J. Kappen, M. Chertkov
    Approximate inference on planar graphs using Loop Calculus and Belief Propagation
    Journal of Machine Learning Research 11(Apr):1273-1296 (2010)
    Proceedings of the 25th Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI 2009), Montreal, Canada
    pdf bibtex JMLR cs.AI:0901.0786 pdf bibtex UAI'09 poster code
  11. V. Gómez, J. M. Mooij, H. J. Kappen
    Truncating the loop series expansion for Belief Propagation
    Journal of Machine Learning Research 8(Sep):1987-2016 (2007)
    pdf bibtex JMLR cs.AI:0612109 code
  12. A. Kaltenbrunner, V. Gómez, V. López
    Phase transition and hysteresis in an ensemble of stochastic spiking neurons
    Neural Computation 19(11):3011-3050 (2007)
    pdf bibtex NECO
  13. A. Kaltenbrunner, V. Gómez, A. Moghnieh, R. Meza, J. Blat, V. López
    Homogeneous temporal activity patterns in a large online communication space
    International Journal on WWW/Internet6(1):61-76 (2008)
    pdf bibtex cs.NI:0708.1579 (extended)

Conference Publications

  1. A. Jonsson, V. Gómez (2016)
    Hierarchical Linearly-Solvable Markov Decision Problems
    26th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS)
    pdf slides bibtex web cs.AI:1603.03267
  2. V. Gómez, S. Thijssen, A. C. Symington, S. Hailes, H. J. Kappen (2016)
    Real-Time Stochastic Optimal Control for Multi-agent Quadrotor Systems
    26th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS)
    pdf slides bibtex web cs:1502.04548
  3. P. Aragón, V. Gómez, A. Kaltenbrunner (2016)
    Visualization Tool for Collective Awareness in a Platform of Citizen Proposals
    International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM)
    pdf web bibtex
  4. V. Gómez, H. J. Kappen, J. Peters, G. Neumann (2014)
    Policy Search for Path Integral Control
    European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML/PKDD)
    [abstract]
    pdf bibtex
  5. T. Matsubara, V. Gómez, H. J. Kappen (2014)
    Latent Kullback Leibler Control for Continuous-State Systems Using Probabilistic Graphical Models
    Proceedings of the 30th Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI 2014), Quebec, Canada
    pdf bibtex cs.SY:1406.0993
  6. V. Gómez, H. J. Kappen, A. Kaltenbrunner (2011)
    Modeling the structure and evolution of discussion cascades
    Proceedings of the 22nd ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia (HT 2011) Eindhoven, Netherlands
    pdf bibtex HT'11 cs.SI:1011.0673
  7. M. Gheshlaghi Azar, V. Gómez, H. J. Kappen (2011)
    Dynamic Policy Programming with Function Approximation
    Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS 2011), Fort Lauderdale, USA
    pdf bibtex supplementary JMLR
  8. V. Gómez, A. Kaltenbrunner, V. López, H. J. Kappen (2008)
    Self-organization using synaptic plasticity
    Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 21 (NIPS 2008)
    pdf bibtex NIPS'08 nlin.AO:0808.3129 poster
  9. V. Gómez, A. Kaltenbrunner, V. López (2008)
    Statistical analysis of the social network and discussion threads in Slashdot
    Proceedings of the 17th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2008), Beijing, China
    pdf bibtex slides WWW'08
  10. A. Kaltenbrunner, V. Gómez, V. López (2007)
    Description and Prediction of Slashdot Activity
    Proceedings of the 5th Latin American Web Congress (LA-WEB 2007), Santiago de Chile. IEEE Computer Society
    pdf bibtex IEEE
  11. V. Gómez, A. Kaltenbrunner, V. López (2006)
    Event Modeling of Message Interchange in Stochastic Neural Ensembles
    International Joint Conference Neural Networks (IJCNN 2006), IEEE World Congress of Computational Intelligence, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    pdf slides bibtex IEEE

Other refereed Publications

  1. D. Thalmeier, V. Gómez, H. J. Kappen (2016)
    Optimal Control of Network Structure Growth
    NIPS 2016 Workshop: Advances in Approximate Bayesian Inference
    pdf bibtex Web
  2. V. Gómez, M. Gheshlaghi Azar, H. J. Kappen (2016)
    Correcting Multivariate Auto-Regressive Models for the Influence of Unobserved Common Input
    19th International Conference of the Catalan Association for Artificial Intelligence (CCIA)
    pdf bibtex web
  3. G. Santatmaría, V. Gómez (2015)
    Convex inference for community discovery in signed networks
    NIPS 2015 Workshop: Networks in the Social and Information Sciences
    pdf bibtex Web
  4. A. Porco, A. Kaltenbrunner, V. Gómez (2015)
    Low-rank approximations for predicting voting behaviour
    NIPS 2015 Workshop: Networks in the Social and Information Sciences
    pdf bibtex Web
  5. V. Gómez, M. Chertkov, S. Backhaus, H. J. Kappen (2012)
    Learning Price-Elasticity of Smart Consumers in Power Distribution Systems
    2012 IEEE Third International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm)
    Workshop on Architectures and Models for the Smart Grid (AMSG)
    pdf bibtex cs.IT:1209.5656 SmartGridComm IEEE
  6. A. Llera, V. Gómez, H. J. Kappen (2009)
    Sparse matrix factorization for Brain Computer Interfaces
    International Conference on Affective Computing & Intelligent Interaction, IEEE Computer Society
    Workshop on Affective Brain-Computer Interfaces (ABCI 2009)
    pdf bibtex IEEE

Teaching

Phd Thesis

Algorithms and Complex Phenomena in Networks: Neural Ensembles, Statistical Inference and Online Communities [pdf] [pdf-print]

Datasets [last modified: 14 May 2012]

Software [last modified: 27 Aug 2014]


Last modified on Oct 26, 2016 by Vicenç Gómez