He is an author of about 20 journal and 90 conference papers on pattern recognition, statistical classification, and neural networks. His research interests are in content-based information retrieval and computer vision. Dr. Laaksonen is an IEEE senior member, a founding member of the SOM and LVQ Programming Teams and the PicSOM Development Group, and a member of the International Association of Pattern Recognition (IAPR) Technical Committee 3: Neural Networks and Machine Learning.