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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. In 2016, he became 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) and "Natural Image Statistics" (2009), 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 Editorial Board Member in Foundations and Trends in Machine Learning. He has served as Contributing Faculty Member of Faculty of 1000 Prime. Google Scholar gives him approximately 40,000 citations. His current work concentrates on unsupervised machine learning and its applications to neuroscience.

Keywords

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

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 1999 2019

Decoding attentional states for neurofeedback: Mindfulness vs. wandering thoughts

Zhigalov, A., Heinilä, E., Parviainen, T., Parkkonen, L. & Hyvärinen, A., 15 Jan 2019, In : NeuroImage. 185, p. 565-574 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

A Unified Probabilistic Model for Learning Latent Factors and Their Connectivities from High-Dimensional Data

Monti, R. P. & Hyvärinen, A., 6 Aug 2018, Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence: Proceedings of the Thirty-Fourth Conference (2018). Globerson, A. & Silva, R. (eds.). Oregon: AUAI Press, p. 300-309 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Mode-Seeking Clustering and Density Ridge Estimation via Direct Estimation of Density-Derivative-Ratios

Sasaki, H., Kanamori, T., Hyvärinen, A., Niu, G. & Sugiyama, M., 2018, In : Journal of Machine Learning Research. 18, 47 p., 1.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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A mixture of sparse coding models explaining properties of face neurons related to holistic and parts-based processing

Hosoya, H. & Hyvärinen, A., Jul 2017, In : PLoS Computational Biology. 13, 7, 27 p., 1005667.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Decoding Emotional Valence from Electroencephalographic Rhythmic Activity

Celikkanat, H., Moriya, H., Ogawa, T., Kauppi, J-P., Kawanabe, M. & Hyvärinen, A., 2017, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC): 2017 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE. IEEE, p. 4143-4146 4 p. (Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Projects 2014 2017

Center of Excellence on Inverse Problems

Lassas, M., Siltanen, S. & Hyvärinen, A.

24/11/201431/12/2017

Project: Research project

Prizes

Highly Cited researcher

Aapo Hyvärinen (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities 2004 2018

32nd Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (Event)

Aapo Hyvärinen (Board member)
2018

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

Area Chair: ICML 2018 (Event)

Aapo Hyvärinen (Programme Committee Member)
2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Area Chair: NIPS 2018 (Event)

Aapo Hyvärinen (Programme Committee Member)
2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Invited Talk at Cambridge CBL

Aapo Hyvärinen (Speaker)
3 May 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

NIPS2017 Senior Area Chair (Event)

Aapo Hyvärinen (Chair)
2017

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board