Algorithmic Data Analysis Centre-of-Excellence (Algodan)

Research unit or network

The research of the Algodan CoE lies in the algorithmic and modeling problems of combinatorial pattern matching, data mining, and machine learning. The work in Algodan is strongly interdisciplinary: we cooperate constantly with application experts in various application areas, formulating novel computational concepts and ways of attacking the scientific and industrial problems of the application areas. Developing new concepts and algorithms is an iterative process consisting of interacting extensively with the application experts, formulating computational concepts, analyzing the properties of the concepts, designing algorithms and analyzing their performance, implementing and experimenting with the algorithms, and applying the results in practice. The main application areas of the Algodan CoE are in biology, medicine, telecommunications, environmental studies, linguistics, and neuroscience. The period of the CoEs ended at the end of 2013.

Research groups in Algodan:

  • Combinatorial Pattern Matching
  • Computational Linguistics
  • Computer-Assisted Music Analysis, Comparison and Retrieval (C-Brahms)
  • Data Mining: Theory and Applications (at Aalto University)
  • Discovery Group
  • Kernel machines, Pattern Analysis and Computational Biology (at Aalto University)
  • Machine Learning
  • Neuroinformatics
  • New Paradigms in Computing (also at Aalto University)
    • Computational Geometry
    • Local Computation
    • Sums of Products
  • Parsimonious Modelling (at Aalto University)
  • Practical Algorithms and Data Structures on Strings (PADS)

Contact person: Professor Esko Ukkonen