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Artistic and research interests

I work on probabilistic machine learning, meaning probabilistic modelling and Bayesian inference, applied to difficult problems that are interesting and societally important. At the moment I work on the inter-related topics of analysis of multiple data sources, human-in-the-loop machine learning, simulator-based inference (likelihood-free inference with ABC), and privacy-preserving learning. I have had the chance to collaborate with amazing people in interdisciplinary research projects on applications in biology and medicine, brain signal analysis and user interaction (see list of publications), and in the Aalto Probabilistic Machine Learning Group which I lead with Prof. Aki Vehtari, and the Finnish Center of Excellence in Computational Inference Research which I lead until end of 2017.  

To further boost the already strong artificial intelligence research and its impact, we are setting up a new Finnish Artificial Intelligence Center FCAI, which I will lead 2018-. It is a partnership of Aalto University, University of Helsinki, and a number of company members, networking further to key international and national partners. We aim to solve three bottleneck questions in AI research: data scarcity, dependability of AI, and ability of AI to understand its users (more details here). The research will be done with company partners, including new startups and spin-offs, which will take the results directly to use. We will also pay special attention to AI education.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Science (Technology)

Master of Science (Technology)

Keywords

  • machine learning
  • probabilistic modelling
  • artificial intelligence
  • bioinformatics
  • computational medicine
  • user interaction
  • brain signal analysis

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Research Output

Deep Convolutional Gaussian Processes

Blomqvist, K., Kaski, S. & Heinonen, M., 1 Jan 2020, Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery in Databases - European Conference, ECML PKDD 2019, Proceedings. Brefeld, U., Fromont, E., Hotho, A., Knobbe, A., Maathuis, M. & Robardet, C. (eds.). SPRINGER , p. 582-597 16 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 11907 LNAI).

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

  • Human Strategic Steering Improves Performance of Interactive Optimization

    Colella, F., Daee, P., Jokinen, J., Oulasvirta, A. & Kaski, S., 13 May 2020, (Accepted/In press) Proceedings of the 28th ACM Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization: UMAP 2020. 5 p.

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

    Open Access
  • Learning spectrograms with convolutional spectral kernels

    Shen, Z., Heinonen, M. & Kaski, S., 2020, (Accepted/In press) The 23rd International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistic. (Proceedings of Machine Learning Research).

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

    Likelihood-Free Inference with Deep Gaussian Processes

    Aushev, A., Pesonen, H., Heinonen, M., Corander, J. & Kaski, S., 18 Jun 2020, (Submitted).

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperScientific

  • Plasmids shaped the recent emergence of the major nosocomial pathogen Enterococcus faecium

    Arredondo-Alonso, S., Top, J., McNally, A., Puranen, S., Pesonen, M., Pensar, J., Marttinen, P., Braat, J., Rogers, M., van Schaik, W., Kaski, S., Willems, R. J. L., Corander, J. & Schürch, A., 2020, In : MBIO. 11, 1, e03284-19.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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    Projects

    SA/COVID-19 Kaski T31302

    Kaski, S. & Jälkö, J.

    01/02/202031/12/2021

    Project: Academy of Finland: Other research funding

    Bridging the Reality Gap in Autonomous Learning

    Kaski, S. & Kulkarni, T.

    01/01/202031/12/2022

    Project: Academy of Finland: Other research funding

    FIT: Federated probabilistic modelling for heterogeneous programmable IoT systems

    Kaski, S.

    04/09/201931/12/2022

    Project: Academy of Finland: Other research funding

    Humane AI KaskiS

    Kaski, S.

    01/03/201931/08/2020

    Project: EU: Framework programmes funding

    Prizes

    Aalto SCI Award 2018 for Innovation of the year

    Samuel Kaski (Recipient), 2018

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work

    Academy Professor

    Samuel Kaski (Recipient), 2016

    Prize: Award or honor granted for academic career

    Member of Finnish Academy of Science and Letters

    Samuel Kaski (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: Award or honor granted for academic career

    Activities

    Data analysis with humans

    Samuel Kaski (Speaker)
    2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic or invited talk

    International Conference on Machine Learning 2019

    Samuel Kaski (Member)
    2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesMembership of a scientific or program committee of a conference or seminar

    The Past, the Present and the Future of Visual Analytics

    Samuel Kaski (Speaker)
    3 Jun 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesConference presentation

    Tekoälyn soveltaminen life science -alalla

    Samuel Kaski (Speaker)
    27 Mar 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic or invited talk

    AAAI-19, the 33nd AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence

    Samuel Kaski (Member)
    2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesMembership of a scientific or program committee of a conference or seminar