Helsinki ICT Research News

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

  • Bipartisan users, who try to bridge the echo chambers, pay a price for their work: they become less central in their network, lose connections to their communities and receive less endorsements from others. A recent study of more than 2.7 billion tweets between 2009 and 2016 confirms that Twitter users are exposed mainly to political opinions that agree with their own. It is the largest study to characterise echo chambers by both the content in them and the networks they comprise. The findings...
  • Thanks to community support provided HIIT in 2017 a series of workshops and invited talks have initiated a collaboration on using AI for mental health in partiuclar considering workplaces. Invited talks included Professor Kai Vogeley , University of Cologne | UOC · Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, who gave a talk in December 2017 on Neural Mechanisms of Intersubjectivity - From “Detached” Cognitive to “Truly” Social Neuroscience. A concrete outcome...
  • The school is aimed at students at all levels (BSc/MSc/PhD) and postdocs. Camilla Hollanti and Anne-Maria Ernvall-Hytönen will organize a summer school "Number theory and coding theory: contemporary applications in security" at Åbo Akademi, Turku, on 28.5.-1.6.2018. The school is aimed at students at all levels (BSc/MSc/PhD) and postdocs. The school will feature 4 introductory mini-courses, special talks, and talks contributed by the participants. Registration is free of charge and we have...
  • Aris Anagnostopoulos was a visiting professor in the department of Computer Science of Aalto University from 21 July to 31 July 2017. Aris Anagnostopoulos is an associate professor in Computer Science/Engineering at Sapienza University of Rome. During his visit, he collaborated with the group of Aristides Gionis on the definition and analysis of models for inconsistent planning in decision making. The problem of inconsistent planning in decision making, which leads to undesirable effects such...
  • An online study with 168,000 people shows large variation in typing speeds and styles. The dataset is the largest ever on everyday typing and exposed several factors that differentiate fast vs. slow typists. In addition to making less errors, the researchers found that fastest typists rely on so-called "rollover" where a letter key is typed already before the previous one is released. The data is published and free to use for research purposes. The typing test showed that the majority of...
  • Are you interested in 5G, blockchains, crowdsourcing or perhaps digital ethics? Call a researcher week offers a unique opportunity to have a chat with experts. Utilising and spreading research information in the most efficient way is an important part of universities’ third task: social impact. That is why the Digital Disruption of Industry consortium led by Aalto University and funded by the Strategic Research Council at the Academy of Finland wants to give citizens, media, companies and...
  • A more comprehensive assessment of service quality makes it possible to cut social and healthcare spending without affecting the quantity or quality of the services. The social and healthcare reform is gradually progressing through the Finnish Parliament, but no indices have yet been set for measuring service performance or for comparing the performance of different healthcare units. A new doctoral study from Aalto University’s Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis presents a method...
  • Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence FCAI launches a series of minisymposia on leading trends in Finnish AI research. Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence FCAI launches a series of minisymposia on leading trends in Finnish AI research in conjunction with the weekly Machine Learning Coffee Seminars. The FCAI symposium series will provide an opportunity to catch up with the latest AI research and also for...
  • Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence FCAI launches a series of minisymposia on leading trends in Finnish AI research. Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence FCAI launches a series of minisymposia on leading trends in Finnish AI research in conjunction with the weekly Machine Learning Coffee Seminars. The FCAI symposium series will provide an opportunity to catch up with the latest AI research and also for...
  •   FCAI arranges an event for companies, AI startups, students, investors, accelerators, public sector etc. at A Grid (Otakaari 5) on Thursday 5 April.   Matchmaking, pitches and stands. For further information and registration, please see http://www.fcai....

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