I am a PhD candidate at the Department of Computing, University of Turku. I’m working as a part of the TurkuNLP research group focusing on language technology and natural language processing (NLP) related topics. I got my Master of Science degree in 2014 at the University of Turku (major subject computer science).
Starting from the year 2014, I have acted as a responsible/co-responsible person for the Introduction to Language Technology course lectured at the University of Turku each year. In addition to this, I have been lecturing/co-lecturing several courses/lectures related to language technology at the University of Turku, as well as being invited to give lectures as part-time teacher at the Arcada University of Applied Sciences and the University of Tampere (Pori unit). In order to advance as a teacher, I have completed a 25 ECTS study module of university pedagogy within the years 2019-2021.
My PhD research focuses on the area of language technology, especially being interested in machine learning based methods for Finnish language processing. I also greatly enjoy and respect elementary corpus work after being part of the data collection and annotation effort of several language data resources built for Finnish language at the TurkuNLP group. After building the elementary resources, these datasets are used to develop several language processing tools based on the latest machine learning methods.