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Data science

The data science research area fuses computer science, statistics and applied mathematics to solve application problems in a data-driven manner.
Aalto University/Aki-Pekka Sinikoski

The research is fuelled by the data arising from every domain of the modern world: generated by high-throughput biomedical technologies, recorded by ubiquitous IoT sensors, or stored by providers of online services for analysing customer behaviour. We apply a range of techniques from network science to Bayesian methods and from machine learning to algorithms research to model the data and to create practical applications. Data science is inherently multidisciplinary; our researchers focus on the computational and methodological core and work together with external domain experts. Major application fields are found in bioinformatics, computational social science and astroinformatics. Our research groups have studied, e.g., how to identify metabolites with fast algorithms, how human gut microbiome dynamics relate to type 1 diabetes, and how to estimate travel times in developing countries from mobile-phone data.

Professors and Lecturers

Aristides Gionis

Aristides Gionis

Department of Computer Science
Professor
Keijo Heljanko

Keijo Heljanko

Professorship Heljanko K.
Professor (Associate Professor)
Eero Hyvönen

Eero Hyvönen

Department of Computer Science
Professor
Tomi Janhunen

Tomi Janhunen

Department of Computer Science
Senior University Lecturer
Alex Jung

Alex Jung

Department of Computer Science
Assistant Professor
Petteri Kaski

Petteri Kaski

Department of Computer Science
Professor (Associate Professor)
Samuel Kaski

Samuel Kaski

Department of Computer Science
Professor
Mikko Kivelä

Mikko Kivelä

Department of Computer Science
Assistant Professor
Ari Korhonen

Ari Korhonen

Department of Computer Science
Senior University Lecturer
Jouko Lampinen

Jouko Lampinen

Department of Computer Science
Professor

Riku Linna

Department of Computer Science
University Lecturer
Harri Lähdesmäki

Harri Lähdesmäki

Department of Computer Science
Professor (Associate Professor)
Pekka Orponen

Pekka Orponen

Department of Computer Science
Professor
Juho Rousu

Juho Rousu

Department of Computer Science
Professor
Jari Saramäki

Jari Saramäki

Department of Computer Science
Professor
Jukka Suomela

Jukka Suomela

Department of Computer Science
Assistant Professor
Simo Särkkä

Simo Särkkä

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Professori (Associate professor)
Stavros Tripakis

Stavros Tripakis

Department of Computer Science
Professori, taso 1
Aki Vehtari

Aki Vehtari

Department of Computer Science
Associate Professor