Vagan Terziyan




Professor in Distributed Systems, Dr. (Habil.) Tech. (Faculty of Information Technology, University of Jyväskylä),



Head of Industrial Ontologies Group, 

Head of Collective Intelligence research group,


Head of COIN: Cognitive Computing and Collective Intelligence (International Master Program),     

Head of WISE: Web Intelligence and Service Engineering (International Master Program),

Vice-Head of MoTeBu: Mobile Technologies for Business (International Master Program),


MC member in ICT COST Action IC1302    (KEYSTONE: Semantic Keyword-based Search on Structured Data Sources),

MC member in CA COST Action CA16116  (WearableRobots: Wearable Robots for Augmentation, Assistance or Substitution of Human Motor Functions),     

Proposer in the COST Action Proposal OC-2020-1-24288 (LAKES: "Lasting and Adaptive Cultural ExperienceS"),

Proposer in the COST Action Proposal OC-2019-1-24180 (AMICA: "design, Analysis, Management of data lakes In a Cost Action").


Visiting Professor of AI Department, Kharkiv National University of Radioelectronics



  CV           Publications           Projects            Research Group IOG          Research Group CI           Lectured Courses           50th Anniversary article 



  60th Anniversary lecture: “COIN: Bridging Human and Machine Learning for the Needs of Collective Intelligence Development”.



International Master Program: COIN: Cognitive Computing and Collective Intelligence” (just started. Welcome to apply!).

  Watch promo video of COIN: Cognitive Computing and Collective Intelligence” program.








  International Master Program: WISE: “Web Intelligence and Service Engineering”  (is finishing);


  International Master Program: MoTeBu: “Mobile Technologies and Business” (is finishing);


  Managed Exchange and Double Degree Programs;


  Vision on the Mission of University Education in General and the eEducation in particular;

  Educational Policy, Quality Assurance and its IT Support (TRUST: Semantic Portal for Quality Assurance) related interests;      Inauguration Lecture (Full Professor);


  Some Photos         Video Interview with Vagan Terziyan         Article about Vagan Terziyan in local magazine (11.2017)       Article about Vagan Terziyan in “Helsingin Sanomat” (20.09.2003)  


  Profile of Vagan Terziyan in Google Scholar Citations


  Vagan Terziyan Academic Genealogy



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Read Vagan Terziyan’s one of the latest articles:


Terziyan, V. (2017). Social Distance Metric: From Coordinates to Neighborhoods, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 31 (12), 2401-2426. Taylor & Francis. doi:10.1080/13658816.2017.1367796


Find Brief Description of the Social Distance Metric here.


Read also our pre-publication draft, where we explore the potential of the “Ignorance Learning”, i.e., discovering the voids within the data spaces and using them to improve the classification performance: Terziyan, V., and Nikulin, A. (2019). Ignorance-Aware Approaches and Algorithms for Prototype Selection in Machine Learning, arXiv: 1905.06054.





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