University of Helsinki Department of Computer Science

Department of Computer Science

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Patrik Floréen, PhD

University Lecturer, Docent
at Department of Computer Science, University of Helsinki, Finland
at Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT, Finland

- Contact Information

Department of Computer Science, University of Helsinki
Mailing address: P. O. Box 68, FI-00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
Street address: Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2B, 00560 Helsinki
Office: Exactum A316
Phone: +358 40 570 0444
Email: Patrik.Floreen(at)

Department of Computer Science, Aalto University
Mailing address: P. O. Box 15400, FI-00076 Aalto, Finland
Street address: Konemiehentie 2, 02150 Espoo
Office: T-building A209
Phone: +358 40 570 0444
Email: Patrik.Floreen(at)

- Basic Information

For contacting me, please use email.

Short CV: Patrik Floréen obtained his PhD in Computer Science from University of Helsinki in 1992. His research interests are in intelligent information retrieval and context-aware computing. He has authored more than 80 publications, with more than 1000 citations. His h-index is 20. Dr. Floréen has been the scientist in charge for several research projects funded by the Academy of Finland, Tekes, industry and the EU. He has a permanent position as University Lecturer in Computer Science at University of Helsinki since 2003 and is Docent at the same department since 1995. He is member of the Steering Group of the Bachelor Programme in Computer Science at University of Helsinki, 2016-2020. He is appointed Vice-Director of HIIT, a joint research institute of Aalto University and University of Helsinki, for 1.1.2018-31.7.2020. In this position, he is member of the Steering Group of HIIT and secretary of the Board of HIIT. He has been setting up the Helsinki Centre for Data Science (HiData, 2017-) and the Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence (FCAI, 2017-), currently serving as Vice-Director for the FCAI Company Membership Programme and member of the Executive Committee of FCAI. Previously, Floréen was Director of HIIT in 2009-10 and Interim Helsinki Node Director for EIT ICT Labs in 2010 and Vice-Director of HIIT 2010-2015. In addition to working at University of Helsinki and Helsinki University of Technology since 1986, he has been postdoctoral researcher at Utrecht University 1993-94, Secretary General for the Research Council for Natural Sciences and Engineering at the Academy of Finland 1995–97 and Scientific Officer at the European Commission in Brussels 1997-2001. Floréen is Board member of Svenska Tekniska Vetenskapsakademien i Finland.

- Teaching Activity

Teaching Autumn Term 2017

Past Teaching since 2005

Last updated 3.1.2018