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Books

2017

[1] and . Query Processing on Probabilistic Data: A Survey, Foundations and Trends in Databases, Now Publishers, . [bibtex] [pdf] [doi]

Refereed Articles

2017

[12], , and . Don't Fear the Bit Flips: Optimized Coding Strategies for Binary Classification, In CoRR, volume abs/1703.02641, . [bibtex] [pdf]

2016

[11], and . Algebraic Model Counting, In International Journal of Applied Logic, . [bibtex] [pdf] [doi]
[10], , , and . Tp-Compilation for Inference in Probabilistic Logic Programs, In International Journal of Approximate Reasoning, . [bibtex] [pdf] [doi]
[9], , and . Exploiting Local and Repeated Structure in Dynamic Bayesian Networks, In Artificial Intelligence, volume 232, . [bibtex] [pdf] [doi]

2015

[8], , , , , , and . Inference and Learning in Probabilistic Logic Programs using Weighted Boolean Formulas, In Theory and Practice of Logic Programming, volume 15, . [bibtex] [pdf] [doi]
[7] and . Knowledge Compilation of Logic Programs Using Approximation Fixpoint Theory, In Theory and Practice of Logic Programming, volume 15, . [bibtex] [pdf] [doi]
[6], , and . Lifted Generative Learning of Markov Logic Networks, In Machine Learning, volume 103, . [bibtex] [pdf] [doi]
[5], , , , , , , , and . Innovation Lab @ KU Leuven: Education, Engineering and Artificial Intelligence, In , . [bibtex] [pdf]

2014

[4], and . Lifted probabilistic inference: A guide for the database researcher, In Bulletin of the Technical Committee on Data Engineering, volume 37, . [bibtex] [pdf]

2012

[3], , , and . Lifted Variable Elimination: A Novel Operator and Completeness Results, In ArXiv e-prints, . [bibtex] [pdf]
[2], and . k-optimal: A novel approximate inference algorithm for ProbLog, In Machine Learning, volume 89, . [bibtex] [pdf] [doi]
ILP best student paper award
[1], and . Algebraic Model Counting, In CoRR, volume abs/1211.4475, . [bibtex] [pdf]

Refereed Conference Papers

2017

[41], , and . Coded Machine Learning: Joint Informed Replication and Learning for Linear Regression, In Proceedings of the 55th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, . [bibtex] [pdf]
[40], and . Probabilistic Program Abstractions, In Proceedings of the 33rd Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI), . [bibtex] [pdf]
[39], , , , and . Combining Stochastic Constraint Optimization and Probabilistic Programming: From Knowledge Compilation to Constraint Solving, In Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (CP), . [bibtex] [pdf]
[38], and . Optimal Feature Selection for Decision Robustness in Bayesian Networks, In Proceedings of the 26th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), . [bibtex] [pdf]
[37], and . Open-World Probabilistic Databases: An Abridged Report, In Proceedings of the 26th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), Sister Conference Best Paper Track, . [bibtex] [pdf]
[36], and . Learning the Structure of Probabilistic Sentential Decision Diagrams, In Proceedings of the 33rd Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI), . [bibtex] [pdf]
Oral full presentation, acceptance rate 29/289 = 10%

2016

[35], , and . New Liftable Classes for First-Order Probabilistic Inference, In Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 29 (NIPS), . [bibtex] [pdf]
[34], , and . Robust Channel Coding Strategies for Machine Learning Data, In Proceedings of the 54th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, . [bibtex] [pdf]
[33], and . Hashing-Based Approximate Probabilistic Inference in Hybrid Domains: An Abridged Report, In Proceedings of the 25th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), Sister Conference Best Paper Track, . [bibtex] [pdf]
[32]. First-Order Model Counting in a Nutshell, In Proceedings of the 25th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), Early Career Spotlight Track, . [bibtex] [pdf]
[31], and . Open-World Probabilistic Databases, In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR), . [bibtex] [pdf]
KR best student paper award
[30], and . Component Caching in Hybrid Domains with Piecewise Polynomial Densities, In Proceedings of the 30th Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), . [bibtex] [pdf]

2015

[29], , , and . Tractable Learning for Complex Probability Queries, In Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 28 (NIPS), . [bibtex] [pdf]
[28], , , and . Anytime Inference in Probabilistic Logic Programs with Tp-compilation, In Proceedings of 24th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), . [bibtex] [pdf]
[27], , , and . Inducing Probabilistic Relational Rules from Probabilistic Examples, In Proceedings of 24th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), . [bibtex] [pdf]
[26], , , and . Efficient Algorithms for Bayesian Network Parameter Learning from Incomplete Data, In Proceedings of the 31st Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI), . [bibtex] [pdf]
Oral full presentation, acceptance rate 28/292 = 9%
[25] and . On the Role of Canonicity in Knowledge Compilation, In Proceedings of the 29th Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), . [bibtex] [pdf]
[24] and . Lifted Probabilistic Inference for Asymmetric Graphical Models, In Proceedings of the 29th Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), . [bibtex] [pdf]
[23], and . Tractable Learning for Structured Probability Spaces: A Case Study in Learning Preference Distributions, In Proceedings of 24th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), . [bibtex] [pdf]
[22], and . Hashing-Based Approximate Probabilistic Inference in Hybrid Domains, In Proceedings of the 31st Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI), . [bibtex] [pdf]
UAI best paper award
[21], and . Probabilistic Inference in Hybrid Domains by Weighted Model Integration, In Proceedings of 24th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), . [bibtex] [pdf]
[20], , and . Symmetric Weighted First-Order Model Counting, In Proceedings of the 34th ACM Symposium on Principles of Database Systems (PODS), . [bibtex] [pdf]

2014

[19], and . Understanding the complexity of lifted inference and asymmetric weighted model counting, In Proceedings of the 30th Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI), . [bibtex] [pdf]
[18], , and . Probabilistic sentential decision diagrams, In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR), . [bibtex] [pdf]
[17] and . Tractability through exchangeability: A new perspective on efficient probabilistic inference, In Proceedings of the 28th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, . [bibtex] [pdf]
AAAI best paper award honorable mention
[16], and . Skolemization for weighted first-order model counting, In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR), . [bibtex] [pdf]
[15], , and . Explanation-based approximate weighted model counting for probabilistic logics, In Proceedings of the 28th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, AAAI, . [bibtex] [pdf]

2013

[14] and . On the complexity and approximation of binary evidence in lifted inference, In Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 26 (NIPS), . [bibtex] [pdf]
Oral spotlight presentation, acceptance rate 72/1420 = 5%

2012

[13], and . Lifted relax, compensate and then recover: From approximate to exact lifted probabilistic inference, In Proceedings of the 28th Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI) (Nando de Freitas, Kevin Murphy, eds.), . [bibtex] [pdf]
[12] and . Conditioning in first-order knowledge compilation and lifted probabilistic inference, In Proceedings of the Twenty-Sixth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, (Joerg Hoffmann, Bart Selman, eds.), AAAI Press, . [bibtex] [pdf]
[11] and . Relational learning for football-related predictions, In Proceedings of the 21st Belgian-Dutch Conference on Machine Learning, . [bibtex] [pdf]

2011

[10]. On the completeness of first-order knowledge compilation for lifted probabilistic inference, In Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 24 (NIPS),, . [bibtex] [pdf]
Oral full presentation, acceptance rate 20/1400 = 1.4%
[9], , , and . Lifted probabilistic inference by first-order knowledge compilation, In Proceedings of the Twenty-Second International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) (Toby Walsh, ed.), AAAI Press/International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence, . [bibtex] [pdf]
[8] and . Relational learning for football-related predictions, In Preliminary Papers ILP, . [bibtex] [pdf]
[7], and . k-Optimal: A novel approximate inference algorithm for ProbLog, In Preliminary Papers ILP, . [bibtex] [pdf]
[6], and . Probabilistic logic in dynamic domains: Particle filter with distributional clauses, In Preliminary Papers ILP, . [bibtex] [pdf]
[5], and . An algebraic Prolog for reasoning about possible worlds, In Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, (Wolfram Burgard, Dan Roth, eds.), AAAI Press, . [bibtex] [pdf]
[4], , , and . Inference in probabilistic logic programs using weighted CNF's, In Proceedings of the 27th Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI), (Fabio Gagliardi Cozman, Avi Pfeffer, eds.), . [bibtex] [pdf]
Oral full presentation, acceptance rate 24/285 = 8%

2010

[3], , and . DTProbLog: A decision-theoretic probabilistic Prolog, In Proceedings of the Twenty-fourth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, (Maria Fox, David Poole, eds.), AAAI Press, . [bibtex] [pdf]

2009

[2], and . Monte-Carlo tree search in poker using expected reward distributions, In Proceedings of the 21st Benelux Conference on Artificial Intelligence (BNAIC) (Toon Calders, Karl Tuyls, Mykola Pechenizkiy, eds.), . [bibtex] [pdf]
[1], and . Monte-Carlo tree search in poker using expected reward distributions, In Proceedings of the 1st Asian Conference on Machine Learning (ACML), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, . [bibtex] [pdf] [doi]

Refereed Workshop Papers

2017

[28], , and . Don’t Fear the Bit Flips: Robust Linear Prediction Through Informed Channel Coding, In ICML 2017 Workshop on Reliable Machine Learning in the Wild, . [bibtex] [pdf]
[27], and . Probabilistic Program Abstractions, In Seventh International Workshop on Statistical Relational AI (StarAI), . [bibtex] [pdf]
[26], , and . Domain Recursion for Lifted Inference with Existential Quantifiers, In Seventh International Workshop on Statistical Relational AI (StarAI), . [bibtex] [pdf]
[25], and . Optimal Feature Selection for Decision Robustness in Bayesian Networks, In IJCAI 2017 Workshop on Logical Foundations for Uncertainty and Machine Learning, . [bibtex] [pdf]
[24] and . Towards Compact Interpretable Models: Shrinking of Learned Probabilistic Sentential Decision Diagrams, In IJCAI 2017 Workshop on Explainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI), . [bibtex] [pdf]

2016

[23], and . Open World Probabilistic Databases (Extended Abstract), In Proceedings of the 29th International Workshop on Description Logics (DL), . [bibtex] [pdf]
[22], and . A Relaxed Tseitin Transformation for Weighted Model Counting, In International Workshop on Statistical Relational AI, . [bibtex] [pdf]
[21], , and . Quantifying Causal Effects on Query Answering in Databases, In 8th USENIX Workshop on the Theory and Practice of Provenance (TaPP), USENIX Association, . [bibtex] [pdf]

2015

[20]. Towards High-Level Probabilistic Reasoning with Lifted Inference, In Proceedings of the AAAI Spring Symposium on KRR, . [bibtex] [pdf]
[19], , , , , and . ProbLog2: Probabilistic logic programming, In Joint European Conference on Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery in Databases, Demo Track, . [bibtex] [pdf]
[18], and . Probability Distributions over Structured Spaces, In Proceedings of the AAAI Spring Symposium on KRR, . [bibtex] [pdf]

2014

[17], , and . Compiling probabilistic logic programs into sentential decision diagrams, In Workshop on Probabilistic Logic Programming (PLP), . [bibtex] [pdf]
[16], and . Lifted inference for probabilistic logic programs, In Workshop on Probabilistic Logic Programming (PLP), . [bibtex] [pdf]
[15], , and . Probabilistic sentential decision diagrams: Learning with massive logical constraints, In ICML Workshop on Learning Tractable Probabilistic Models (LTPM), . [bibtex] [pdf]
[14], and . The most probable database problem, In Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Big Uncertain Data (BUDA), . [bibtex] [pdf]
[13], , and . Tractable learning of liftable Markov logic networks, In Proceedings of the ICML-14 Workshop on Learning Tractable Probabilistic Models (LTPM), . [bibtex] [pdf]
[12], , and . An Efficient Method for Bayesian Network Parameter Learning from Incomplete Data, In ICML Workshop on Causal Modeling & Machine Learning, . [bibtex]

2013

[11], , , and . On the completeness of lifted variable elimination, In International Workshop on Statistical Relational AI (StarAI-13), Bellevue, Washington, 15 July 2013, . [bibtex] [pdf]
[10]. On the complexity and approximation of binary evidence for lifted inference, In Proceedings of StaRAI, Statistical Relational AI workshop, Bellevue, Washington, USA, . [bibtex]
[9], and . Lifted generative parameter learning, In Statistical Relational AI (StaRAI) workshop, . [bibtex] [pdf]
[8], , , and . Completeness results for lifted variable elimination, In Proceedings of the Sixteenth International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS), JMLR Workshop and Conference Proceedings (Carlos M. Carvalho, Pradeep Ravikumar, eds.), . [bibtex] [pdf]

2012

[7], , and . Constraints for probabilistic logic programming, In Proceedings of the NIPS Probabilistic Programming Workshop, (Daniel Roy, Vikash Mansinghka, Noah Goodman, eds.), . [bibtex] [pdf]
[6], , , , , and . Lifted inference for probabilistic programming, In Proceedings of the NIPS Probabilistic Programming Workshop,, . [bibtex] [pdf]
[5], , , , , , and . ProbLog2: From probabilistic programming to statistical relational learning, In Proceedings of the NIPS Probabilistic Programming Workshop, (Daniel Roy, Vikash Mansinghka, Noah Goodman, eds.), . [bibtex] [pdf]
[4] and . Liftability of probabilistic inference: Upper and lower bounds, In Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Statistical Relational AI,, . [bibtex] [pdf]

2011

[3] and . Automatic discretization of actions and states in Monte-Carlo tree search, In Proceedings of the ECML/PKDD 2011 Workshop on Machine Learning and Data Mining in and around Games, (Tom Croonenborghs, Kurt Driessens, Olana Missura, eds.), . [bibtex] [pdf]

2010

[2], and . Probabilistic programming for planning problems, In Statistical Relational AI workshop (Kristian Kersting, Stuart Russell, Leslie Pack Kaelbling, Alon Halevy, Sriraam Natarajan, Lilyana Mihalkova, eds.), . [bibtex]

2009

[1], , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , and . An exercise with statistical relational learning systems, In International Workshop on Statistical Relational Learning (Pedro Domingos, Kristian Kersting, eds.), . [bibtex] [pdf]

Other Publications

2013

[3]. Lifted Inference and Learning in Statistical Relational Models, PhD thesis, KU Leuven, . [bibtex] [pdf]
ECCAI Artificial Intelligence Dissertation Award
Scientific prize IBM Belgium for Informatics

2011

[2], , , , , and . ProbLog, Association for Logic Programming, . ALP Newsletter [bibtex] [pdf]

2009

[1]. Algorithms and assessment in no-limit computer poker, Master's thesis, KU Leuven, . [bibtex]
Alcatel-Lucent Innovation Award