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Description of research and teaching

Professor Hannu Toivonen is a leading expert in data mining and computational creativity. He has introduced and solved several novel research problems in the area of data mining since the field was born in early 1990s; his definitions and algorithms have become standard references and textbook material in the field. He has since developed applications of data mining for gene mapping, context-aware computation, document analysis and summarization, computational creativity, and natural language generation.

Hannu Toivonen obtained his PhD in Computer Science in 1996 and has been Full Professor at the University of Helsinki since 2002. Hannu Toivonen is Vice-Dean of academic affairs of the Faculty of Science at the University of Helsinki for term 2018-21. He was Head of the Department of Computer Science during 2007-9 (170 FTE staff, over 10 MEUR annual budget), director of the Helsinki Doctoral Programme in Computer Science during 2007-11 (80 PhD students) and founding director of the Data Science MSc programme during 2016-2018. 

Hannu Toivonen has secured external funding for over 7 MEUR, including five EU projects as well as numerous domestic projects. Prof. Toivonen also has six years of industrial experience from Nokia Research Centre. He holds ten patents.

Hannu Toivonen has 200 international refereed publications. According to Google Scholar, he has been cited over 20,000 times and he has an h-index over 50. He served as Programme Chair of IEEE ICDM 2014, a leading data mining conference, and of ICCC 2015, the International Conference on Computational Creativity. He is Associate Editor of the new Journal of Computational Creativity, as well as Editorial Board member of the leading journals and a regular Senior Programme Committee member of the leading conferences in his research areas.

Education/Academic qualification

Computer Science, PhD, University of Helsinki

Fields of Science

  • 113 Computer and information sciences
  • Computational creativity
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Data science
  • Data Mining
  • 6160 Other humanities
  • Digital Humanities
  • Natural Language Processing

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

Publications

Computational creativity beyond machine learning

Toivonen, H., 18 Jun 2020, In : Physics of Life Reviews.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debateScientific

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Computational Generation of Slogans

Alnajjar, K. & Toivonen, H., 2020, In : Natural Language Engineering.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Personal Research Assistant for Online Exploration of Historical News

Pivovarova, L., Jean-Caurant, A., Avikainen, J., Alnajjar, K., Granroth-Wilding, M., Leppänen, L., Zosa, E. & Toivonen, H., 2020, Advances in Information Retrieval: 42nd European Conference on IR Research, ECIR 2020, Lisbon, Portugal, April 14–17, 2020, Proceedings, Part II. Cham: Springer, (Lecture Notes in Computer Science).

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

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Computational Creativity Infrastructure for Online Software Composition: A Conceptual Blending Use Case

Martins, P., Goncalo Oliveira, H., Carlos Gonçalves, J., Cruz, A., Cardoso, A., Žnidaršič, M., Lavrač, N., Linkola, S., Toivonen, H., Hervás, R., Méndez, G. & Gervás, P., 8 Feb 2019, In : IBM Journal of Research and Development. 63, 1, p. 9:1-9:17 17 p., 9.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Conceptual Representations for Computational Concept Creation

Xiao, P., Toivonen, H., Gross, O., Cardoso, A., Correia, J., Machado, P., Martins, P., Goncalo Oliveira, H., Sharma, R., Pinto, A. M., Diaz, A., Francisco, V., Gervás, P., Hervas, R., León, C., Forth, J., Purver, M., Wiggins, G. A., Miljkovic, D., Podpecan, V. & 8 others, Pollak, S., Kralj, J., Znidarsic, M., Bohanec, M., Lavrač, N., Urbancic, T., Van Der Velde, F. & Battersby, S., Feb 2019, In : ACM Computing Surveys. 52, 1, 33 p., 9.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Projects

Activities

Finnish Academy of Science and Letters (Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia) (External organisation)

Hannu Toivonen (Member)
2015 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in public Finnish or international organization

The Finnish Academy of Technology (Teknillisten Tieteiden Akatemia) (External organisation)

Hannu Toivonen (Member)
2012 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in public Finnish or international organization

The Sixth International Conference on Computational Creativity (ICCC) (Event)

Hannu Toivonen (Programme Committee Chair)
29 Jun 20152 Jul 2015

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditor of research anthology/collection/conference proceedings

IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (Event)

Hannu Toivonen (Programme Committee Chair)
14 Dec 201417 Dec 2014

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditor of research anthology/collection/conference proceedings

7th Computational Creativity Symposium at AISB 2020 (Event)

Hannu Toivonen (Programme Committee Member)
6 Apr 20209 Apr 2020

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