Algodan Centre of Excellence develops new concepts, algorithms, principles, and frameworks for data analysis. The work combines basic research in computer science with interdisciplinary work in a wide variety of scientific disciplines and industrial problems. The main application areas of the Algodan are in biology, medicine, telecommunications, environmental studies, linguistics, and neuroscience.
Algodan is a joint research unit of University of Helsinki, Department of Computer Science and Aalto University, Department of Information and Computer Science. The Academy of Finland funds Algodan for the period 2008-2013. Algodan continues the work of the From Data to Knowledge (FDK) Centre-of-Excellence (2002-2007).