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Professor Jorma Rissanen

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Position Visiting Professor
Research Area Minimum Description Length

Brief Biography

Jorma Rissanen is one of the founders of Minimum Description Length, a new inductive principle in machine learning. He has carried out significant research in the fields of control, prediction and system theories, relation theory, numerical mathematics, information and coding theory, probability theory and statistics. He has now retired from IBM Research in San Jose after more than three decades of research, and is a fellow of the Helsinki Intitute for Information Technology (HIIT). He is also a Professor Emeritus at Tampere University of Technology. He has published more than a hundred papers and a monograph "Stochastic Complexity in Statistical Inquiry".

He was one of the invited speakers at the Colloquium "The Importance of being Learnable" hosted by the Computer Learning Research Centre at Royal Holloway in September 1998, and has since been appointed Visiting Professor in Computer Science at Royal Holloway.

Professor Rissanen gave an invited talk in the MDL Workshop in connection with the NIPS conference in Whistler, BC, in December 2001.

He gave the Fourth Annual Kolmogorov Lecture on 3 February 2006.

Professor Rissanen will be one of the guest editors of the EURASIP Journal on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology's special issue on Information Theoretic Methods for Bioinformatics. For further information or to submit a paper, please see the journal's website.

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