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Miettinen, Pauli

Pauli Miettinen

Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik
Department 5: Databases and Information Systems
Campus E1 4, Room 412
66123 Saarbrücken

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Phone: +49 681 9325 5012
Fax: +49 681 9325 5099

Who am I

I am a senior researcher and head of the area Data Mining at Databases and Information Systems department. I am also an Adjunct Professor (docent) of computer science at University of Helsinki.

What's new

Research Interests

My main research interest is in Algorithmic Data Analysis. In particular, I am interested in applying matrix and tensor factorizations over non-standard algebras – for example, Boolean or Tropical algebras – to data mining problems. Modelling data mining problems, such as subgraph discovery, as matrix factorization problems allows us to utilize existing work from these seemingly unrelated fields and gives novel insights when developing new methods.

My other main brach of research is in redescription mining. I am particularly interested on the applications of redescription mining to other fields of science, such as biology, material sciences, and political science. Increasing the applicability of redescription mining or matrix and tensor methods requires advances in interactive and visual data mining; my research on interaction and visualisation naturally connects to the above topics.


Peer-reviewed publications


Other writings


Current PhD students

MSc Students


Winter Semester 2016–2017

Summer Semester 2016

Winter Semester 2015–2016

Summer Semester 2015

Winter Semester 2014–2015

Summer Semester 2014

Winter Semester 2013–2014

Summer Semester 2013

Winter Semester 2012–2013

Winter Semester 2011–2012

Previous teaching

The list of courses I have teached in University of Helsinki can be found here.

Talks and Tutorials

Other Academic Activity

I am a member of the Editorial Board of Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery (Springer).

I have been a programme committee member for the following conferences

I have reviewed articles for the following journals

I have held the following organizing committee positions

I have reviewed articles for the following conferences

Recent Positions