1992 …2022

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Curriculum vitae

Petri Myllymäki is a full professor at the Department of Computer Science of University of Helsinki, Finland, specializing in artificial intelligence, in particular machine learning. He is currently the Director of the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT),  and the Director of the Helsinki Doctoral Education Network in ICT (HICT). He is an Ellis Fellow at Ellis Unit Helsinki, and works as the vice-Director of the Finnish Center for AI (FCAI). 

Prof. Myllymäki has over 30 years of experience in research in artificial intelligence, and he has published over 150 scientific articles in various areas including fundamental regularization and optimization issues related to machine learning, Bayesian networks and other probabilistic models,  clustering, data visualization, information retrieval and other applications of machine learning methods. He is a co-founder of Ekahau Inc., BayesIT Inc., Cloud'N'Sci Inc., Sightful Inc. and Etsimo Inc., and has also been responsible for numerous applied research projects, and his industrial co-operation has lead to a number of fielded applications and patents. 

Myllymäki has been an editorial board member, program chair, committee member and reviewer for numerous international scientific journals, conferences and organizations.  He is currently a member of the National Expert Group on AI and Digitalization, a member of a working group of the national AI strategy initiative, a member of the steering group of the national AI Programme AuroraAI, a member of the University Collegium of University of Helsinki, a member of the Board of Directors of the Nokia Foundation, a member of the Board of Directors of the National IT Center for Science (CSC), and the chair of the Ellis coordination committee. He is also a member of the Finnish Academy of Technology and the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters.


Fields of Science

  • 113 Computer and information sciences
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Machine learning
  • Probabilistic modeling

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Publications and projects within past five years.