Helsinki ICT Research Events

This event feed aggregates content from the Research Events feeds from the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT, Aalto University Department of Computer Science, and the University of Helsinki Department of Computer Science.

  • Monitoring sleep quality with non-invasive sensors

    M.Sc. Ola Rinta-Koski, Aalto University

    Abstract:

    Sleep is an important part of health and well-being. While sleep quantity is directly measurable, sleep quality has traditionally been assessed with subjective methods such as questionnaires. The study of sleep disorders has for a long time been confined to clinical environments, and patients have had to endure cumbersome procedures involving multiple electrodes placed on the body....

  • 29.04.2013 13:15–14:00
    HIIT seminar
    Aalto University, Computer Science Building, T2

    Sleep is an important part of health and well-being. While sleep quantity is directly measurable, sleep quality has traditionally been assessed with subjective methods such as questionnaires.  The study of sleep disorders has for a long time been confined to clinical environments, and patients have had to endure cumbersome procedures involving multiple electrodes placed on the body....

  • Data Visualization

    Prof. Jack van Wijk, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

    Abstract:

    An overview is given of work of the visualization group of Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands. One focus of the group is to develop new visual representations that convey large amounts of data or complex phenomena effectively in short time, using techniques from computer graphics. Examples are presented using animations and demos. Most of these concern information...

  • 24.04.2013 15:15–16:00
    HIIT seminar
    Aalto University, Computer Science Building, T3

    An overview is given of work of the visualization group of Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands. One focus of the group is to develop new visual representations that convey large amounts of data or complex phenomena effectively in short time, using techniques from computer graphics. Examples are presented using animations and demos. Most of these concern information...

  • Feeling like a Guest (or a Host): the Affective Encounters of Collaborative Hospitality

    Prof. Jennie Germann Molz, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

    Abstract:

    In this talk, I explore the affective dimension of online hospitality exchange networks such as Couchsurfing and Airbnb. These websites are emblematic of a shift in tourism and hospitality toward forms of ?emotional tourism? and ?intimate mobility? (see Bialski 2007, 2013) that play into desires to feel...

  • 22.04.2013 13:15–14:00
    HIIT seminar
    Aalto University, Computer Science Building, T2

    In this talk, I explore the affective dimension of online hospitality exchange networks such as Couchsurfing and Airbnb. These websites are emblematic of a shift in tourism and hospitality toward forms of ‘emotional tourism’ and ‘intimate mobility’ (see Bialski 2007, 2013) that play into desires to feel like a local or make an emotional connection. The intersecting...

  • Hexagon crypto

    Dr. Billy Brumley, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., USA

    Abstract:

    Qualcomm's Snapdragon System on Chip (SoC) integrates many microprocessors with varying degrees of use case specific optimization. At one end of the spectrum lies Qualcomm's Krait application processor, a general-purpose CPU handling operating system tasks such as Android applications. At the other end lies Qualcomm's Hexagon Digital Signal Processor (DSP) designed to allow multimedia and communication...

  • Biological evolution as computational learning

    Prof. Leslie G. Valiant, Harvard University, US

    Abstract:

    As biological organisms we are composed of highly complex mechanisms, including our gene expression circuits, our cell signaling networks, and our brains. These are all of daunting complexity and it is legitimate to fear that we shall never understand them well. However, all these circuits have the commonality that they were all acquired by some adaptive process - namely by...

  • 15.04.2013 16:00–17:00
    Guest lecture
    T1, Aalto CS Building, Konemiehentie 2, Espoo

    This is the third lecture of Helsinki Distinguished Lecture Series on Future Information Technology.

    Abstract

    As biological organisms we are composed of highly complex mechanisms, including our gene expression circuits, our cell signaling...

  • 09.04.2013 13:15–14:00
    HIIT seminar
    Exactum, B119

     

    I will present our work on solving the problem of learning the 'optimal' Bayesian network (BN) from complete data by casting it as an integer program (IP). We use the SCIP (Solving Constraint Integer Programming) framework to do this. Although cutting planes (and strong valid inequalities generally) are a key ingredient in our approach, primal heuristics and efficient propagation are also important. I...

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