- Programming languages, compilers, runtimes.
- Algorithms and computability theory.
- Artificial Intelligence: genetic algorithms, learning algorithms, state space search, computer chess, etc.

- A symbol ranking compressor SR3C tuned for small real-time systems.
- Number crunching, e.g. CMA.hpp for a polymorphic OpenMP-parallel implementation of CMA-ES.
- Hedgehog LISP
- Recreational programming: Selection, Glickomania, Fisheye X11 Server, Minpantu, and much more...
- Home improvement...
- Occasionally chess, reading, and photography.
- Member in Skepsis r.y.

- Research and teaching at HUT/Aalto
- The PDIS-project project at HIIT.
- SSH.
- Member of the board in IKI from its founding 1995 to 2002.
- HiBase, HiPro and Shadows.
- Teaching on numerous courses (such as the excercise part of the eminent compilers course from 1992 to 1999) and seminars (e.g. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) at HUT since 1989, and also a few courses at UH.
- Member of the board of The Finnish Society for Computer Science in 1996-98.
- My blog, which couldn't take any more blogspam.

K. Oksanen, "Detection of Algorithms Using Dynamic Analysis", WODA'11 Proceedings of the Ninth International Workshop on Dynamic Analysis, Toronto.

K. Oksanen, P. Virtanen, E. Soisalon-Soininen, J. Kemppinen, "Arguments in Considering the Similarity of Algorithms in Patenting", (2011) 8:2 SCRIPTed 138.

K. Oksanen, "Searching for Selection Algorithms", Conference on Optimal Discrete Structures and Algorithms (ODSA 2006), Rostock.

K. Oksanen, L. Wirzenius, "Hedgehog, A Tiny Lisp for Embedded Applications", FOSDEM'05, Brussels.

My Licentiate's Thesis (~1MB) presents a very efficient algorithm for real-time garbage collection of a unidirectional persistent heap, index structures and a persistent programming language based on it. The Thesis has also appeared as report TKO-A36/99 in the tech report series of our laboratory. The Thesis was done in conjunction with the HiBase/HiPro-project. There is also an extended version which describes the algorithms used for a replicated version of HiBase and the algorithms used in the experimental SQL interpreter.

O. Yli-Harja, K. Oksanen, K. Egiazarian, J. Astola, "The Dedekind Problem and Perfect Shuffle", NorSig'96.

K. Oksanen, L. Malmi, "Memory Reference Locality and Periodic Relocation in Main Memory Search Trees" (~200kB), 5th Hellenic Conference on Informatics, 1995. An extended version (~290kB) has appeared as report TKO-B126 in the tech report series of our laboratory.

My Master's Thesis discusses Memory Reference Locality in Binary Search Trees and presents means to organize large structurally equivalent binary trees in memory so that search performance on average doubles in current workstations. 8+52 pages.

(Finnish:) Vuonna '92 kirjoittamani 57-sivuinen, n. 120-kiloinen, C-ohjelmointiopas näyttää paremmalta paperilla kuin putkella.

Kenneth Oksanen