Aki-Juhani Kyröläinen

Aki-Juhani Kyröläinen

Researcher

University of Turku

I am a computational linguist who additionally employs psycholinguistic methods. Currently, I am a researcher at the University of Turku. As part of the TurkuNLP group, my research focuses on explainability of language models. My psycholinguistic research program is broadly centered on investigating the role of healthy aging on language comprehension and production which I started as a postdoctoral research fellow at McMaster University.

Interests

  • Aging
  • Language processing
  • Language production
  • Natural language processing (NLP)
  • Corpus linguistics
  • Machine learning

Education

  • PhD in Russian Linguistics, 2013

    University of Turku

  • MA in Russian Studies, 2006

    University of Turku

Skills

Linguistic Research

Language processing, Text Analysis

R

R, Shiny, R Markdown

Statistics

GAMM, LMER

Machine Learning

Supervised and Unsupervised Learning

Languages

Finnish, English, Russian, Swedish

Projects

CoSoWell Project

CoSoWell project page

LexAffect Project

LexAffect project page

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Researcher

University of Turku

Jun 2021 – Present Finland
 
 
 
 
 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

McMaster University / Brock University

Oct 2017 – May 2021 Canada
 
 
 
 
 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Turku

May 2015 – Sep 2017 Finland
 
 
 
 
 

Visiting Scholar

University of Tartu

Jan 2015 – Apr 2015 Estonia
 
 
 
 
 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Turku

Sep 2014 – Dec 2014 Estonia
 
 
 
 
 

Visiting professor

University of Tartu

Jan 2013 – Dec 2014 Estonia

Teaching/Workshops

University Teaching

University-level courses

Workshops

Invited workshops

R packages

PupilPre

PupilPre: Preprocessing Pupil Size Data

VWPre

VWPre: Tools for Preprocessing Visual World Data

Collaborators

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Collaborators

Presentations

Narratives of personal life events by older adults before and during the pandemic - First findings from the CoSoWELL corpus

Using canonical correlation to explore differences in the distribution of literacy and numeracy skills

Affect and adulthood

Predicting loneliness

Funding

Relieving social isolation and loneliness through storytelling at the time of a pandemic

Labarge Centre for Mobility in Aging COVID-19 Grant (Co-PI)

Aging and narratives: Linguistic markers of social well-being in late adulthood

Renewal of AGE-WELL Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Award in Technology and Aging (Personal Award)

Aging and narratives: Linguistic markers of social well-being in late adulthood

AGE-WELL Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Award in Technology and Aging (Personal Award)

Writing of age: Linguistic markers of cognitive, emotional and social well-being among older adults

Catalyst Grant (collaborator)

Speaking of age: Linguistic markers of cognitive, emotional and social wellbeing in late adulthood

SSHRC: Insight Development Grant (PI)

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