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Statistical machine learning provides tools for understanding complex data collections, using Bayesian inference to cope with uncertainty on model parameters originating from learning from finite data. We develop computationally efficient and maximally automatic approximate algorithms for Bayesian inference, in context of probabilistic programming and machine learning. Our goal is to allow the user to focus on model specification, not needing to worry about the specifics of inference.
We build machine learning and artificial intelligence tools for modeling ultrasound propagation in complex environments. We develop methods e.g. for inverse problems (detecting fouling or deformations), focusing ultrasound for cleaning, and acoustic levitation. The work is done is done together with the group of Ari Salmi and Edward Haeggström working on ultrasound physics, and we also collabotare with Altum Technologies that provides practical ultrasonic cleaning solutions.
Today it is easy to collect information about individuals by monitoring their activities, either based on explicit sensors or by log data collected by computers they interact with. We develop models required for inferring interesting and useful information based on such data, to describe, understand and enchance our daily life.
Many modern machine learning models are complex and require large training data sets, which makes learning difficult in applications where labeling examples is costly or difficult. We study data-efficient techniques for learning complex models from limited supervision, by utilizing related learning tasks (multi-task learning, transfer learning) and unlabeled observations or external constraints (semi-supervised learning). We also develop solutions for changing enrivonments based on domain adaptation.
Machine learning research is often carried out in the context of elegant but simplified setups: It is assumed that all relevant data is provided in form a simple matrix or tensor. In most practical applications this is not the case, but instead we need to combine information scattered in multiple data sources of heterogeneous nature. We provide fundamental modeling solutions for combining such data sources.
Hyperspectral cameras capture the full spectrum of light, instead of jus the three channels of red, green and blue that mimic the limited vision of humans. Having access to this richer information makes most computer vision problems easier. The existing HS cameras are, however, expensive and large. We develop a low-cost alternative that uses AI to process images captured with a passive add-on device that can be attached to any camera, brining HS imaging to smartphones and DSLRs. We also work on hyperspectral image analysis.