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