Kai Puolamäki

T313 Dept. Computer Science

Dr Kai Puolamäki is a Professor of Practice at the Department of Computer Science in Aalto University. His primary interests lie in the areas of data mining, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and related algorithms.

He is especially interested in explorative data analysis, in being able to make analytic decisions with the help of large heterogenous data sources, and in introducing new methods and computational concept into other sciences and application areas.

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explorative data analysis, randomization, machine learning


  • Professorship Kaski Samuel, Visitor (Faculty)
  • Professorship Puolamäki K., Visitor (Faculty)



Andreas Henelius, Emilia Oikarinen, Kai Puolamäki 2019 Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery in Databases - European Conference, ECML PKDD 2018, Proceedings

Randomization algorithms for large sparse networks

Kai Puolamäki, Andreas Henelius, Antti Ukkonen 2019 Physical Review E

Biosignals reflect pair-dynamics in collaborative work

Lauri Ahonen, Benjamin Ultan Cowley, Arto Hellas, Kai Puolamäki 2018 Scientific Reports

Subjectively Interesting Subgroup Discovery on Real-valued Targets

Jefrey Lijffijt, Bo Kang, Wouter Duivesteijn, Kai Puolamäki, Emilia Oikarinen, Tijl De Bie 2018 Proceedings of the 34th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE 2018)

Interactive visual data exploration with subjective feedback

Kai Puolamaki, Emilia Oikarinen, Bo Kang, Jefrey Lijffijt, Tijl De Bie 2018 Proceedings of the 34th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE 2018)

Probabilistic approach to robust wearable gaze tracking

Miika Toivanen, Kristian Lukander, Kai Puolamäki 2017 JOURNAL OF EYE MOVEMENT RESEARCH

Significance testing of word frequencies in corpora

Jefrey Lijffijt, Terttu Nevalainen, Tanja Säily, Panagiotis Papapetrou, Kai Puolamäki, Heikki Mannila 2016 Digital Scholarship in the Humanities

Re: Know Ecosystem Plan

Tuukka Lehtiniemi, Antti Poikola, Kai Kuikkaniemi, Patrik Floréen, Marko Turpeinen, Ben Cowley, Kristian Lukander, Kai Puolamäki 2015

Evolution of neogene mammals in Eurasia

Mikael Fortelius, Jussi T. Eronen, Ferhat Kaya, Hui Tang, Pasquale Raia, Kai Puolamäki 2014 Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Confidence bands for time series data

Jussi Korpela, Kai Puolamäki, Aristides Gionis 2014 Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery