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Kai Puolamäki

Docent, PhD
Dosentti, FT


About Me

I no longer work at the Aalto University. From December 2012 onwards I will be at the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health.

I defended my doctoral thesis in theoretical physics at the University of Helsinki in January 2001. From January 2001 to December 2008 I was a teaching researcher at the Department of Information and Computer Science (earlier known as Laboratory of Computer and Information Science) of the Aalto University and from January 2009 to July 2009 a research coordinator at the same Department. From August 2009 to July 2010 I was a professor (pro tem) at the Department of Media Technology. From August 2010 to July 2012 I was a chief research scientist and from August 2012 again a research coordinator at the Department of Information and Computer Science. My tasks included leading the Data Mining: Theory and Applications research group as well as coordination of the research activities at the Department of Information and Computer Science.

My other affiliations include the Algorithmic Data Analysis Research Programme of the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT as well as Algodan, a Finnish Centre of Excellence in Research. I am also a Docent (dosentti, often translated as Adjunct Professor) of Information and Computer Science (tietojenkäsittelytiede) at the School of Science.

My research interests include data mining, machine learning and related algorithms, or broadly, computational methods of data analysis. The application areas I have worked in include user modeling (especially modeling of eye movements) and ecological data analysis, including paleontology. [short biography]

I have planned and lectured several courses in computer and information science which are still being lectured by others, including a post-graduate level course T-61.5010 Information visualization (lectured yearly by me on 2001-2008) and a bachelor level course T-61.3050 Machine Learning: Basic Principles (lectured by me on 2007-2008).


List of publications / Julkaisuluettelo

Further Interests

Tekemiäni webbisivuja (osa työhön liittyviä, suurin osa ei)