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Tapani Raiko

Assistant Professor, Academy Research Fellow

Room A323 in Computer Science Building,
Konemiehentie 2, Otaniemi campus area, Espoo
Postal Address:
Department of Computer Science,
P.O. Box 15400, FI-00076 Aalto, Finland
+358 50 4301659 (office) +358 50 5225750 (personal)


I lead the Deep Learning and Bayesian Modelling research group in Aalto University School of Science.
After my doctoral degree, I returned to basics of machine learning, improving methods such as principal component analysis and the restricted Boltzmann machine. My application areas have ranged from control of mechanical systems to image segmentation and classification of proteins. Around 2013, I was mainly working for ZenRobotics Ltd as a senior scientist, and only held a side-job at the university. See a video from ZenRobotics. In 2014, I started on the tenure track at Aalto University, and visited Yoshua Bengio's group for 5 months. In September 2015, I co-founded The Curious AI Company. My h-index is 17 and my Erdös number is 3. See my list of publications for details.


Doctoral Students

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Master's Students


I am active in the Finnish Artificial Intelligence Society, having been the organising chair of some of its conferences (SCAI 2006, STeP 2008), and the local arrangement chair of the MLSP 2010 workshop. I have also been the academic coordinator of the Master's programme on Machine Learning and Data Mining.


I am interested in board games, I have for instance implemented AI players for Go and some connection games. I also sing in the Helsinki Music Centre Choir. My latest hobby is juggling.

Software packages released by the Deep Learning and Bayesian Modelling group