Juha Makkonen's dissertation publicly defended (against me)

Juha Makkonen of the Computer Science department at Helsinki University has on Friday 13 (!) successfully defended his dissertationSemantic Classes in Topic Detection and Tracking at a public defense where I had the honour to officiate as the faculty opponent. Participating as an official person in a dissertation defense is always a pleasure, and especially so when the manuscript and the interests of doctoral candidate are congruent with one’s own!