I defended my doctoral thesis “Machine learning in neonatal intensive care” successfully last Friday at Aalto University. Here are some photos from the defence and the party that followed. Continue reading “Defence done and dusted”
The defence takes place at 12 in the Computer Science building of Aalto University (Konemiehentie 2, Espoo) in lecture hall T2. The estimated duration is 2 to 3 hours and coffee (with cake!) will be served afterwards. Welcome!
FizzBuzz is a famous recruitment interview question for programmers.
Write a program that prints the numbers from 1 to 100. But for multiples of three, print “Fizz” instead of the number and for the multiples of five, print “Buzz”. For numbers which are multiples of both three and five, print “FizzBuzz”.
I imagine it can be used to weed out the ones who lied about everything on their application, since it is not exactly brain science nor rocket surgery. Continue reading “FizzBuzz in Common Lisp”
I admit, the title is a bit of a mouthful. It’s the title of an upcoming article in Neurocomputing by Rinta-Koski, Särkkä, Hollmén, Leskinen, and Andersson – also what I hope to be the last remaining piece of the puzzle (not counting the summary) that is my thesis. Continue reading “Gaussian process classification for prediction of in-hospital mortality among preterm infants”
Liberaalipuolueen pitchauskisassa heinäkuussa 2017 sana oli vapaa ja käytinkin tilaisuuden hyväkseni puhuakseni aiheesta, joka varsinkin loppuvuodesta osoittautui niin suosituksi, että eduskunnassa ja mediassa ei muusta juuri puhuttukaan, eli alkoholista. Tarkemmin sanoen alkoholin vähittäismyynnistä, joka, kuten useimmat tietänevät, hoidetaan Suomessa ja muutamassa muussa pimeän Peräpohjolan maassa valtion monopolin kautta.
Zeal is a very handy tool for accessing various APIs and other reference documents. However, if you want to run it on macOS, you’ll have to compile it yourself (long story). Here’s how I got it running on macOS High Sierra.
As of today, I am officially a licentiate of technology. In case you’re wondering what that is, it’s a university degree in the Finnish system that sits between a master’s and a doctorate and, along with a fistful of euros, gets me a cup of coffee. Continue reading “To Sleep, Perchance to Dream”
The Finnish National Opera used to be housed in a lovely old 19th Century building on Bulevardi (The Boulevard). Sadly, that building was deemed too small (which it probably was) for the ever-growing insatiable hunger for opera that Finns are known for throughout the civilized world. Continue reading “It Ain’t Over Till The Harlot Sings”