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.

  • Nokia’s aim is to accelerate the adoption of IoT solutions by supporting collaboration that promotes innovation. On Wednesday 18 January, 2017 the Aalto Industrial Internet Campus celebrated the inauguration of the smart crane donated by Konecranes. At the event Nokia announced their gift for the campus – the Nokia Innovation Platform connectivity kit. The Nokia...
  • F-Secure, Intel and Nixu partner with Helsinki-Aalto Center for Information Security HAIC in response to high demand for information security experts. Demand for highly qualified information security professionals has increased dramatically. The number of available job openings significantly exceeds the number of qualified candidates. At the same time, there is widespread concern that many information security professionals lack proper training needed for their current jobs. “The increasing...
  • The Faculty of Science at the University of Helsinki is announcing two open tenure-track ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSORSHIPS in computer science pertaining to (1) Distributed systems and networking with emphasis on Internet of Things (IoT). (2) Algorithms and machine learning. The positions are administratively located at the Department of Computer Science. The assistant professorships can also be filled as PROFESSORSHIPS through the same application process if warranted by the merits and...
  • Students and researchers develop new products and solutions at the Industrial Internet Campus using the open interfaces and data from the crane. In spring 2016 Konecranes and Aalto University agreed on education and research cooperation in industrial internet. Today the CEO of Konecranes, Panu Routila, has inaugurated the donated smart crane at the Aalto University Industrial Internet Campus. The crane’s smart functions relate to safe operation and condition monitoring. Its control system is...
  • The Master’s programme offers a host of interesting hands-on courses to choose from. Launched in autumn 2015, the multidisciplinary Master’s Programme in Life Science Technologies consists of six major subjects that cover numerous technologies applied in biosciences: Bioinformatics, Biomedical Engineering, Biosensing and Bioelectronics, Biosystems and Biomaterials Engineering, Complex Systems and Human Neuroscience and -technology. ‘I began to study bioinformatics in 2011, and I chose...
  • Deep neural networks enable the opening of image layers and distinguishing between audio signals. Researchers into artificial intelligence have found a new way of approaching a visual reasoning principle called perceptual grouping. A robot learned to group its observations meaningfully unsupervised so that it had not been taught grouping criteria separately. “When a robot sees pictures, it learns not only to distinguish between the independent parts of the picture, but also to combine the...
  • An international research team has found a new replacement mechanism that causes mutations in both humans and bacteria. The mechanism can cause several changes to a short stretch of DNA simultaneously. The research was conducted by observing fragments of DNA sequence that contained plenty of mutations. ‘In order to find out how common the new mutation mechanism is, genome data was analysed using computational bioinformatics and by mining the massive genome data related to the mutation...
  • HIIT researchers have developed an engine for likelihood-free inference (ELFI), a Python framework for simulator-based statistics, which is useful in Bayesian inference when the likelihood function is difficult to evaluate or unknown. Press release Add to highlights: Banner image: Importance: NormalShow in: HIIT newsContact person: henri.vuollekoski@aalto.fi
  • The Engine for Likelihood-Free Inference is open to everyone, and it can help significantly reduce the number of simulator runs. Researchers have succeeded in building an engine for likelihood-free inference, which can be used to model reality as accurately as possible in a simulator. The engine may revolutionise the many fields in which computational simulation is utilised. This development work is resulting in the creation of ELFI, an engine for likelihood-free inference, which will...
  • Students can combine engineering physics and advanced materials studies with innovation, business and entrepreneurship education. Master’s programme in Advanced Materials for Innovation and Sustainability (AMIS) was awarded EIT label by the European Institute for Innovation and Technology in September 2016. Three Master`s programmes of EIT KIC Raw Materials were labelled and AMIS programme will start in September...

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