Welcome to Open Research Labs

Modern data analysis from theory to practice

We carry out research on theory, methods and applications of modern statistical and algorithmic data analysis, blending elements from various fields including statistical machine learning/AI, probabilistic programming, numerical ecology, and data science among others.

Our focus is on data-rich applications ranging from molecular life sciences to computational history. The research team is led by PI Leo Lahti who coordinates the Computational biosciences group in University of Turku, Finland. We are also founding members and part of Helsinki Computational History Group.

There is a great demand for targeted algorithmic methods to extract information and insights from data with minimal human intervention to guide modeling and experimentation. By combining information across multiple, complementary sources it is possible to overcome some of the limitations and statistical uncertainties associated with individual data sets. Open research practices play an important role in our all work.


9 March 2019

Popular talk at Science Cafe, 5pm restaurant Koulu.

12-14 February 2019

Digital social sciences and humanities research talk in Uni. Turku Love Data Week (Slides (PDF)).

29 January 2019

Invited talk on microbiome bioinformatics in University of Turku

19 January 2019

Oral & poster presentations at the annual Gut Day in Helsinki

7 January 2019

Bibliographic data science and the history of the book (c. 1500-1800) has appeared.

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