Helsinki ICT Research Events

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  • M.Sc. Risto Hakala will defend his doctoral dissertation Results on Linear Models in Cryptography on 8 March 2013 in lecture hall AS1 (TUAS building). The opponents are Prof. Gregor Leander, Technical University of Denmark and Prof. Willi Meier, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland. The custodian is Prof. Kaisa Nyberg.

    Announcement (fi, pdf)

  • Differential and cube attacks on some stream ciphers

    Prof. Willi Meier, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, Switzerland


    Synchronous stream ciphers are commonly used in applications with high throughput requirements or on hardware devices with restricted resources. Well known stream ciphers are A5/1, used in GSM, RC4, used in SSL, or E0 as specified in Bluetooth, but also some block cipher modes of operation.

    Differential cryptanalysis...

  • Data processing methods for detecting damages in structures with wireless sensors

    Dr. Janne Toivola, Aalto University


    The talk summarizes our contribution in the multidisciplinary research project, called Intelligent Structural Health Monitoring System (ISMO), where the goal was to combine wireless sensor network technology with applied mechanics and machine learning. Our approach is data-driven, i.e., not relying on accurate geometrical/physics-based models of the...

  • Human movement, character animation, and exercise environments

    Prof. Perttu Hamalainen, Aalto University


    The talk outlines our current research activities related to human movement, including novel tools for procedural character animation, and digitally augmented exercise environments, e.g., a Kinect platformer game played on a real trampoline. On the technical side, the work deals with human motion capture and synthesis using computer vision, physics simulation, stochastic...

  • 25.02.2013 13:15–14:00
    HIIT seminar
    Aalto University, Computer Science Building, T2

    HIIT Otaniemi Seminar, Monday Feb 25th, 13:15
    Location: Computer Science Building, T2

    Speaker: Perttu Hämäläinen
    Host:    Antti Ukkonen

    Title: Human movement, character animation, and exercise environments

    The talk outlines our current research activities related to human movement,...

  • 21.02.2013 16:00–17:00
    Guest lecture
    Lars Ahlfors Auditorium (A111), Exactum building, University of Helsinki


    Watson, named after IBM founder Thomas J. Watson, was built by a team of IBM researchers who set out to accomplish a grand challenge––build a computing system that rivals a human’s ability to answer questions posed in natural language with speed, accuracy and confidence. The quiz show Jeopardy! provided the ultimate test of this...

  • Universality in voting behavior

    Dr. Marija Mitrovic, Aalto University


    Statistical physics provides a conceptual framework for studying large-scale social phenomena. Elections represent a valuable area for quantitative study of human behavior. In proportional elections with open lists, the performance of the candidates within the same party list, has the same distribution regardless of the country and the year of the election. The study of election data sets from different...

  • M.Sc. Joni Pajarinen will defend his doctoral dissertation Planning under uncertainty for large-scale problems with applications to wireless networking (Uudet yleiset päätöksentekomenetelmät tehostavat langatonta tiedonsiirtoa) on 7 February 2013 in lecture hall T2 (Computer Science building). The opponent is Dr. Francois Charpillet, National Institute of Research in Automatics and Computer Science (INRIA), France. The custodian is Prof. Erkki Oja.


  • Political scientist at HIIT

    Matti Nelimarkka, University of Helsinki


    I talk about two themes: 1) a participation system for audiences, and 2) research on social media in the context of politics and elections. The participation system discussed in the first part is a communications tool developed at the Digital Content Communities group of HIIT. For example, during large scale lectures the system empowers the students to take part on the lecture, not to sit back and merely...


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