Petri Myllyaki is a professor of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at the Department of Computer Science of University of Helsinki, Finland, and the Director of the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT), a joint research institute of University of Helsinki and Aalto University.

He is an ELLIS Fellow at ELLIS Unit Helsinki, and works as the Vice-Director of the Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence (FCAI). Prof. Myllymaki has over 30 years of experience in artificial intelligence research, and his applied research has led to a number of fielded applications, patents and startups. He is a member of the Finnish Academy of Technology and the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters.