Severin Gsponer


Machine Learning & Statistics

I’m a postdoctoral researcher at the School of Computer Science, University College Dublin, Ireland, and part of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics research centre. My current research work focuses on employing Evolutionary Algorithms, in particular, Gene Expression Programming with Covariance Matrix Adaption, for multivariate time series classification as well as exploring the potential of random kernel classification.

In 2019, I obtained my PhD degree in Computer Science from the School of Computer Science, University College Dublin, under supervision of Asst. Prof. Dr. Georgiana Ifrim and Prof. Dr. Barry Smyth. My thesis is focused on exploring and developing new effective machine learning algorithms for solving sequence learning problems by learning linear models in all-substring feature spaces. The resulting algorithms are applicable in plenty domains, for example, DNA and amino-acid classification and regression, malware classification, or time series classification.

Previously, I got my MSc (2014) and BSc (2012) in Computer Science from the University of Basel, Switzerland.