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Seppo Virtanen

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I am a 3rd year doctoral student at the Statistical Machine Learning and Bioinformatics Group (MI). My research interests include Bayesian modeling of multiple data sources.


Computer Science Building,
Konemiehentie 2, Otaniemi campus area, Espoo
Postal Address:
Department of Information and Computer Science,
P.O. Box 15400, FI-00076 Aalto, Finland


Journal papers

  • Arto Klami, Seppo Virtanen, and Samuel Kaski. Bayesian canonical correlation analysis. Journal of Machine Learning Research, 14:965–1003, 2013. PDF (502 kB) [More info]

Refereed conference publications

  • Seppo Virtanen, Yangqing Jia, Arto Klami, and Trevor Darrell. Factorized multi-modal topic model. In Nando de Freitas and Kevin Murphy, editors, Proceedings of the Twenty-Eighth Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence, pages 843–851, Corvallis, Oregon, 2012. AUAI Press. PDF (531 kB) [More info]
  • Seppo Virtanen, Arto Klami, Suleiman A. Khan, and Samuel Kaski. Bayesian group factor analysis. In Neil Lawrence and Mark Girolami, editors, Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics, volume 22 of JMLR W&CP, pages 1269–1277. JMLR, 2012. PDF (444 kB) [More info] [See also: jmlr.csail.mit.edu ...]
  • Seppo Virtanen, Arto Klami, and Samuel Kaski. Bayesian CCA via group sparsity. In Lise Getoor and Tobias Scheffer, editors, Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML-11), ICML '11, pages 457–464, New York, NY, 2011. ACM. PDF (258 kB) [More info]
  • Arto Klami, Seppo Virtanen, and Samuel Kaski. Bayesian exponential family projections for coupled data sources. In Peter Grunwald and Peter Spirtes, editors, Proceedings of the Twenty-Sixth Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (2010), pages 286–293, Corvallis, Oregon, 2010. AUAI Press. PDF (421 kB) [More info]

Non-refereed publications

  • Arto Klami, Pavan Ramkumar, Seppo Virtanen, Lauri Parkkonen, Riitta Hari, and Samuel Kaski. ICANN/PASCAL2 challenge: MEG mind reading – overview and results. In Arto Klami, editor, Proceedings of ICANN/PASCAL2 Challenge: MEG Mind Reading, Aalto University Publication series SCIENCE + TECHNOLOGY 29/2011, pages 3–19, Espoo, 2011. PDF (117 kB) [More info]


  • Seppo Virtanen. Bayesian exponential family projections. Master's thesis, Aalto University of Science and Technology 2010.


  • CCAGFA : Bayesian canonical correlation analysis and group factor analysis (R)