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Esko Ukkonen

Referee for: E.1, F.2, I.2.6, I.7, J.3
Institution: University of Helsinki
Address: Department of Computer Science
University of Helsinki
PO Box 68 (Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2b)
00014 Helsinki
Home Page: http://www.cs.helsinki.fi/u/ukkonen/

Curriculum Vitae:
Esko Ukkonen (born 1950) is since 1985 Professor of Computer Science of the University of Helsinki, since 1999 Academy Professor, and since 2002 Director of a Center-of-Excellence of the Academy of Finland. He has had visiting positions at the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Freiburg (Alexander von Humboldt Grant), and the University of Bielefeld. He has published more than 100 original scientific articles. His research interests include algorithms and data structures, combinatorial pattern matching, machine learning, and computational biology. Dr. Ukkonen is a member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters and the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Nordic Journal of Computing. In 1999-2001 he was the chairman of the Finnish Society for Computer Science.

Main Research Interests:

  • Combinatorial pattern matching
  • Design and analysis of algorithms
  • Machine learning
  • Computational biology