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.

  •   HIIT Call 2017/2 for Proposals to Support the Helsinki ICT Community In this call, we wish to support new initiatives that support HIIT's mission. Note that the application deadline is August 25, and the funding of this call needs to be used in 2017, but we plan to open new calls of this type also in the future, and perhaps even have continuous calls running at least for some of the categories. In this call, we are looking for proposals related to following...
  • Unanticipated harmful effects of chemicals and drug molecules are a big problem. A significant step in predicting them computationally, based on genomic data, was taken in a study published in Nature Communications. The study was done by HIIT researchers Juuso Parkkinen and Samuel Kaski in collaboration with researchers from Karolinska Institutet, Maastricht University and Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland FIMM. http://rdcu.be/tSSF Add to...
  • The WarSampo team was recognized for making cultural heritage material openly available in a linked open data project. WarSampo is a web portal with large data sets on World War II in Finland linked with the possibility to search, browse and visualize this data from different perspectives. The goal of the project is to provide a tool for understanding history and promoting peace. Members of the awarded team, headed by Professor Eero Hyvönen, are Erkki Heino, Esko Ikkala, Mikko Koho, Petri...
  • Faculty of Science invites applicants for four Computer Science related Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure track) or Professor positions in the following areas: read more
  • At this year's International ACM Web Science Conference (Websci 2017), the best student paper award went to the paper titled “The Effect of Collective Attention on Controversial Debates on Social Media” by Venkata Rama Kiran Garimella (Aalto), Gianmarco De Francisci Morales (QCRI), Aristides Gionis (Aalto), and Michael Mathioudakis (Aalto). The full paper is publicly available on Arxiv (...
  • The IoT Sentinel poster+demo combination received the Best Poster award at IEEE ICDCS 2017.  The award is for the best poster chosen from among 42 posters and 16 poster+demo combinations. IEEE ICDCS is a well-established (37 years) top conference in distributed systems (JuFo 2). The work is a collaboration between Aalto University, TU Darmstadt, and University of Helsinki. Link to poster/demo article....
  • Machine learning methods will be tested in arable farming, greenhouse cultivation and plant breeding. Tekes has granted approximately 0.5 million euros to an Aalto University pilot project aiming at developing machine learning methods that will tackle the challenges facing agriculture. The project will finish by the end of 2018. Machine learning has rarely been applied to the challenges in primary production. However, it has been estimated that as the human population grows, in 2050 the demand...
  •   The department of Computer Science was successful in the recent call of the Academy of Finland. Three four-year projects funded by the Academy will run from 9/2017 until 8/2021. The principal investigators of the projects are Professor Veli Mäkinen and Associate Professors Jiaheng Lu and Teemu Roos, respectively.   read more
  • In face-to-face digital interaction, the objective is to share information about oneself primarily outside social media. This Aalto University study explored augmented reality interactions between strangers in the same space using an HMD (Head Mounted Display). There were 23 participants in 6 multi-party gatherings each involving 3 to 5 individuals, as the previous studies have been focused on the interaction between two parties. Interaction HMDs were used to visualise the digital selfs of the...
  • The official launch of the book will be on June 16, 2017 in Turku. The press release is below. (Communicated via Prof. Ion Petre.)    Book launch: Jukka Paakki - “Arto Salomaa: Äijän Näköinen Matemaatikko” read more

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