Data mining people: Heikki Mannila

Here is a new post about data mining people. Today, Heikki Mannila is introduced. He has Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Helsinki. He worked for companies such as Microsoft and Nokia. He also was a research director in Helsinki Institute for Information Technology. He is currently an academy professor.

Heikki Mannila is well known in the data mining community due to his book Principles of Data Mining, written with David Hand and Padhraic Smyth. This book covers many topics in data mining and is a very good introduction to this field.

Some of his research fields are in algorithms, databases and data mining. He applies these domains in areas such as computational biology, paleontology, linguistics and ubiquitous computing. These informations have mainly been found on Mannila’s webpage.


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