Samuel Kaski
Department of Computer Science

Samuel Kaski

Professor

Contact information

Postal address
Aalto SCI Computer Science Konemiehentie 2
Mobile phone
+358503058694
Full researcher profile
https://research.aalto.fi/...

Description

I work on probabilistic machine learning, meaning probabilistic modelling and Bayesian inference, applied to difficult problems that are interesting and societally important. At the moment I work on the inter-related topics of analysis of multiple data sources, human-in-the-loop machine learning, simulator-based inference (likelihood-free inference with ABC), and privacy-preserving learning. I have had the chance to collaborate with amazing people in interdisciplinary research projects on applications in biology and medicine, brain signal analysis and user interaction (see list of publications), and in the Aalto Probabilistic Machine Learning Group which I lead with Prof. Aki Vehtari, and the Finnish Center of Excellence in Computational Inference Research which I lead until end of 2017.  

To further boost the already strong artificial intelligence research and its impact, we are setting up a new Finnish Artificial Intelligence Center FCAI, which I will lead 2018-. It is a partnership of Aalto University, University of Helsinki, and a number of company members, networking further to key international and national partners. We aim to solve three bottleneck questions in AI research: data scarcity, dependability of AI, and ability of AI to understand its users (more details here). The research will be done with company partners, including new startups and spin-offs, which will take the results directly to use. We will also pay special attention to AI education.

Areas of expertise

machine learning probabilistic modelling artificial intelligence bioinformatics computational medicine user interaction brain signal analysis

Honors and awards

Award or honor granted for academic career
Department of Computer Science
Jan 2016

Academy Professor

Award or honor granted for academic career
Department of Computer Science
Jan 2017

Member of Finnish Academy of Science and Letters

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Centre of Excellence in Computational Inference, COIN
Jan 2018

Aalto SCI Award 2018 for Innovation of the year

Research groups

Centre of Excellence in Computational Inference, COIN, Professor
Professorship Kaski S., Professor
Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT, Professor
Probabilistic Machine Learning, Professor
Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence, Professor

Publications

Professorship Lähdesmäki H., Centre of Excellence in Molecular Systems Immunology and Physiology Research Group, SyMMys, Department of Computer Science, Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence, Probabilistic Machine Learning, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT, Professorship Kaski S., Centre of Excellence in Computational Inference, COIN, School services, SCI
Publishing year: 2020 The 23rd International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistic
Centre of Excellence in Computational Inference, COIN, Professorship Kaski S., Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT, Probabilistic Machine Learning, Department of Computer Science, Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence
Publishing year: 2019 Proceedings of the 28th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IJCAI 2019
Centre of Excellence in Computational Inference, COIN, Professorship Kaski S., Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT, Probabilistic Machine Learning, School services, SCI, Department of Computer Science, Professorship Vehtari A., Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence
Publishing year: 2019 Submitted
Professorship Kaski S., Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT, Department of Computer Science, Centre of Excellence in Computational Inference, COIN, Professorship Marttinen P., Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence, Probabilistic Machine Learning
Publishing year: 2019 MBIO
Professorship Kaski S., Department of Computer Science, Department of Marketing, School services, SCI, Department of Information and Service Management, Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence, Probabilistic Machine Learning, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT, Centre of Excellence in Computational Inference, COIN
Publishing year: 2019
Department of Computer Science, Professorship Kaski S., Probabilistic Machine Learning, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT, Helsinki Insititute for Information Technology HIIT
Publishing year: 2019 Proceedings of the European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases
Department of Computer Science, Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence, Probabilistic Machine Learning, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT, Professorship Kaski S., Centre of Excellence in Computational Inference, COIN
Publishing year: 2019 Bioinformatics
Centre of Excellence in Computational Inference, COIN, School services, SCI, Department of Computer Science, Professorship Marttinen P., Probabilistic Machine Learning, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT, Professorship Kaski S., Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence
Publishing year: 2019 Bioinformatics (Oxford, England)
Probabilistic Machine Learning, Department of Computer Science, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT, Professorship Kaski S., Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence, Centre of Excellence in Computational Inference, COIN
Publishing year: 2019 BRIEFINGS IN BIOINFORMATICS
Professorship Kaski S., Department of Computer Science, Centre of Excellence in Molecular Systems Immunology and Physiology Research Group, SyMMys, Professorship Lähdesmäki H., Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT, Probabilistic Machine Learning, Centre of Excellence in Computational Inference, COIN
Publishing year: 2019 The 22nd International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistic