BayesFusion Best Student Paper Award


BayesFusion, LLC and the Organizing Committee of the 9th International Conference on Probabilistic Graphical Models are pleased to announce the BayesFusion Best Student Paper Award competition.


1000 USD (or an equivalent amount in EUR) and a certificate.

Funded by

BayesFusion, LLC,
5448 Darlington Road,
Pittsburgh, PA 15217,

Award Presentation

At the PGM 2018 conference in Prague, September 13, 2018.


Primary contributor of a paper who was a student at the time of the submission.

Basis for Judgement

Originality, clarity, and potential impact on practical applications or theoretical foundations of probabilistic graphical models.


BayesFusion Best Student Paper Award was granted jointly to

Kari Rantanen
HIIT, Department of Computer Science, University of Helsinki, Finland
for the paper entitled
Learning Optimal Causal Graphs with Exact Search
co-authored with Antti Hyttinen and Matti Järvisalo


Irene Córdoba
Department of Artificial Intelligence Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain)
for the paper entitled
A Partial Orthogonalization Method for Simulating Covariance and Concentration Graph Matrices
co-authored with Gherardo Varando, Concha Bielza and Pedro Larrañaga

Honorable Mention
Janne Leppä-aho
University of Helsinki, Department of Computer Science / HIIT, Finland
for the paper entitled
Learning Non-parametric Markov Networks with Mutual Information
co-authored with Santeri Räisänen, Xiao Yang and Teemu Roos