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16-03-01 - I will be supervising George Ziogas with Yan Shao. George will be using deep convolutional networks for optical character recognition of Chinese characters.

16-03-01 I will be supervising Simon Bergström. He will be comparing different non-linear feature transformation techniques.

16-02-01 - I will be supervising Måns Rantzer. He will be doing his exjobb with Kronofogden performing uplife modelling to determine which people should be chosen to receive reminder letters.

16-01-15 I will be supervising Anna Nilsson in cooperation with >Daniel Löwenborg. Anna will be working on modeling the density of archeological finds in Östergötland.

16-01-15 I will be supervising Yu Hao. He will be comparing density estimation techniques, in particular looking at the relative performance and speed of the Delauney Tessellation Field Estimation technique compared with traditional approached.

15-12-10 - Successful completion of the second stage of the bank transaction classification project with BizOne and Instantor.

15-12-02 - I will be attending the EDSA workshop in London over the next few days.

15-11-20 - Update on the SKF industrial diagnostics application Our prototype system is up and running in factories in Italy, Germany and Austria.

15-11-15 I am cooperating with >Daniel Löwenborg to estimate the density of archelogical finds based on a variety of geological and spatial data. Looks really interesting!

15-10-07 - Second stage on classifying bank transactions in order to provide an analysis of an individual's financial position with BizOne and Instantor.

15-09-09 - My paper with Maxime Meyer and Lisa Kaati, A Step Towards Detecting Online Grooming - Identifying Adults Pretending to be Children has been presented at EISIC 2015.

15-09-09 - My paper with Ali Fisher, Enghin Omer, Nico Prucha and Lisa Kaati, Detecting Jihadist Messages on Twitter has been presented at EISIC 2015.

15-09-03 - I will be supervising Linda Virkkala and Johanna Haglund, who will be doing their Master thesis at Scania, building models to predict starter engine failure based on vehicle warning codes and workshop history.

15-09-01 - Time to begin the AI course at Uppsala University.

15-08-17 - Finished the summer Statistical Machine Learning. A really positive response from those who completed it, though we lost a few students when they realized the amount of math involved :).

15-07-07 - Successful completion of the bank transaction classification prototpye project with BizOne and Instantor.

15-07-01 - For the next two weeks I will be teaching intensive versions of my AI and Statistical Machine Learning courses at Sichuan University as part of their University Immersion Program.

15-06-08 - Running the Statistical Machine Learning summer course at Uppsala University.

15-06-01 - Working on classifying bank transactions in order to provide an analysis of an individual's financial position. NLP involved in analysis of the transaction description. I am working with BizOne and the end client is Instantor. Currently working on an initial prototype.

15-04-23 - I will be supervising Nazanin Afsarmanesh, who is doing her master thesis with Matteo Magnani on analysying multi-networks. These are used in social network analysis when anlysing multiple networks in a single model.

15-04-17 - I will be supervising Tim Isbister, who is doing his master thesis with Lisa Kaati on time series anomaly detection. He will be looking at detecting anomalous intensity in extreme right forum users posting habits.

15-04-04 - I will be working on the Horizon 2020 European Data Science Academy project. Plan is to research and develop a modern data science curriculum that can serve as a prototype for European institutions. Looks really exciting.

15-03-23 - I will be supervising Kajsa Norin, who is doing her master thesis with Gavagai on analysing discussion types and view convergence in internet forums.

15-02-01 - I will be supervising Enghin Omer, who is doing his Master thesis with FOI on detecting terrorist accounts on twitter.

15-01-31 - I am leading a group of Master students who are applying to the Uppsala Kommun cleantech challenge. We are creating a proposal around automatic, real time traffic routing. Have a look at our presentation and submission.

15-01-29 - I will be supervising Hanna Blomquist and Johanna Möller who are doing their Master thesis with SIDA and will be looking at topic identification in the context of accurately codifying aid projects. Among more common approaches, we will be looking at using auto-encoders for identifying anomalously codified projects.

15-01-26 - I will be supervising Erik Forslid and Niklas Wiken who are doing their Master thesis with Gavagai on identifying sarcasm in social media. This is going to be a hard one!

15-01-26 - I will be supervising Maxime Meyer who is doing his Master thesis with FOI on identifying sexual grooming in social media.

15-01-24 - I will be supervising Elinor Forsman who is doing her Master thesis with FOI and will be looking at identifying new drugs on the dark web using LSA and Random Indexing.

14-12-04 - Lisa Kaati and I will be cooperating on alias detection.

14-12-03 - Tjark Weber and I are looking for a Master student to work on applying machine learning techniques to SMT theorem prover selection.

14-11-29 - Just completed delivering the Fundamentals of Machine Learning course with Persontyle in London.

14-11-01 - Over the next 6+ months I will be responsible for integrating the Uppsala Machine Learning Arena with the Center for Interdisciplinary Mathematics (CIM). This will include organizing the machine learning speakers for the weekly CoSy seminar series and involvement in the mc2 consultancy iniative.

14-10-02 - I will be supervising Andreas Yacob and Olof Nilsson in their master theses on anomaly detection in social media timeseries. They will be undertaking this work with Gavagai.

14-09-01 - Semester starting: As usual this time of year, I'll be teaching the AI course at Uppsala University.

14-08-15 - I will be supervising Adam Elvander in his master thesis on recommender systems for e-marketplaces. He will be undertaking this work with Plink.

14-07-21 - Returning to Sweden after my stay at Sichuan University. The program here has been extremely impressive. I hope I'll make it back next year!

14-07-01 - For the next two weeks I will be teaching intensive versions of my AI and Statistical Machine Learning courses at Sichuan University as part of their University Immersion Program.

14-04-01 - I will be working with SKF, designing and implementing an industrial diagnostics application.