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Curriculum vitae

Aapo Hyvarinen studied undergraduate mathematics at the universities of Helsinki (Finland), Vienna (Austria), and Paris (France), and obtained a Ph.D. degree in Information Science at the Helsinki University of Technology in 1997.  After post-doctoral work at the Helsinki University of Technology, he moved to the University of Helsinki in 2003. In 2008, he was appointed Professor of Computational Data Analysis, and in 2013, Professor of Computer Science. From 2016 to 2019, he was on leave and in the position of Professor of Machine Learning at the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, University College London, UK.

Aapo Hyvarinen is the main author of the books "Independent Component Analysis" (2001), "Natural Image Statistics" (2009), "Painful Intelligence" (2022), and author or coauthor of more than 200 scientific articles.  He is Action Editor at the Journal of Machine Learning Research and Neural Computation and has served as Area Chair at the NeurIPS, ICML, ICLR, AISTATS, and UAI conferences.

His work focuses on machine learning and its applications to neuroscience. For more details, see personal home page.

Fields of Science

  • 113 Computer and information sciences
  • machine learning
  • computational neuroscience