Doctor of Science (Technology)
I finished my doctoral studies in the Data Mining Group led by Prof. Aristides Gionis. In my thesis, I developed collective entity resolution methods with the main focus on linking historical population records and inferring family trees.
My research interests include data mining, machine learning, computational social science, natural language understanding, graph algorithms, and entity resolution. You can find more information about my research interests and hobby projects from my data science blog mining4meaning.com.
During my doctoral studies, I had the pleasure to work as a data scientist at Verto Analytics and to intern at Qatar Computing Research Institute and Google Research. I currently work at Google, Zurich.
I have supervised student research projects and bachelor's theses on the following topics:
Additionally, I have been a teaching assistant for the following courses:
Some of my work has been featured in the news.
Bloomberg TV (video interview)
The Wall Street Journal (interview)
MIT Technology Review
How We Get To Next (interview, song)
CBC (radio interview)
Consequence of Sound (video interview)
Nelonen TV (in Finnish)
Nyt (interview, in Finnish)
Talouselämä (in Finnish)
The original blog post in
Mining for meaning (in Finnish)
English translation of the original blog post in Mining for meaning
Rapstation (radio interview)
The Daily Dot (interview)
Dagens Nyheter (interview, in Swedish)
Hiphop.de (in German)
Helsingin Sanomat (in Finnish)
YleX (radio interview, in Finnish)
Rumba (in Finnish)
Digitoday (in Finnish)