Prof. Pauli Miettinen
(University of Eastern Finland, Finland)
Pauli Miettinen is a professor of data science at the University of Eastern
Finland. Previously he was a senior researcher and head of the area Data
Mining at the Databases and Information Systems department of the Max-Planck
Institute for Informatics, Germany. He is also an Adjunct Professor (docent)
of computer science at the University of Helsinki, Finland, where he previously
worked in Prof. Heikki Mannila's group, and received his PhD in 2009.
His main research interest is in Algorithmic Data Analysis. In particular,
he has been working on matrix and tensor decompositions over non-standard
algebras, such as Boolean or subtropical algebra, and their applications
to data mining, both as a tool for knowledge discovery, and also as a
unifying language for many data analysis problems. His research has
resulted in numerous publications in top data mining venues, three best paper
prices (PKDD'06 Best paper; PKDD'08 & ECML PKDD'16 Best student paper),
and an honorary mention at 2010 ACM SIGKDD Doctoral dissertation awards.