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Mykola Pechenizkiy is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He received his B.Sc. degree (2000) in computer science (diploma with distinction) from Kharkov National University of Radioelectronics, Kharkov, Ukraine and M.Sc. degree (2001) in software engineering (diploma with distinction) from the same university, and another M.Sc. degree (2001) in mobile computing (excelent M.Sc. thesis award) from University of Jyväskylä. During 2001 he was employed as software developer and researcher at Niilo Mäki Institute (Neure project). Then, Mykola decided to continue towards Ph.D. with the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, University of Jyväskylä where he was employed as researcher and doctoral student in 2002 - 2005. In 2004 he obtained his Licentiate in Philosophy degree (in Finland, Ph.Lic. is an optional degree after M.Sc. and before Ph.D.), and at the end of 2005 he defended his Ph.D. dissertation "Feature Extraction for Supervised Learning in Knowledge Discovery Systems". During autumn 2002 he was a visiting researcher at Northern Ireland Knowledge Engineering Laboratory, University of Ulster, U.K. And during April 2003 and July 2005 he was a visiting researcher at Machine Learning Group, Department of Computer Science, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Prior to joining the Eindhoven University of Technology in October 2006, Mykola had been acting as a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Mathematical Information Technology, University of Jyväskylä working as a subcontractor of CLEFCO project (EU) from VTT. Mykola’s current research interests include knowledge discovery and data mining, feature transformation and feature selection for classification, instance-based and local learning algorithms, classifier integration, and the application of machine learning algorithms and knowledge discovery methods to real-world problems. He has co-authored about 30 papers in these areas and has presented some of the achieved results at several international conferences. Mykola's other interests are in philosophy of mind, general problems of human and artificial intelligence, learning, and cognitive psychology. His hobbies include chess, sport activities and travelling.