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.

  • M.Sc. Arto Hellas will defend his doctoral thesis Retention in Introductory Programming on Friday the 27th of October 2017 at 12 o'clock noon in the University of Helsinki Forest House Building, Hall 6 (Unioninkatu 40). His opponent is Professor Erkki Sutinen (University of Turku, Finland), and custos Professor Tommi Mikkonen (University of Helsinki). The defence will be held in Finnish. read more
  • Faculty of Science invites applicants for a University lecturer position in computer science. The position pertains e.g. to the teaching of B.Sc. and M.Sc. level courses in Computer Science and curriculum development with special emphasis on scalable MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) techniques. The dead line for applications is Tuesday 31 October. Please submit your application via SAP HR https://saphr.it.helsinki.fi/irj/portal....
  • Candidates for the two Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor positions in computer science (Distributed systems and networking with emphasis on Internet of Things (IoT)/Algorithms and machine learning) will give their teaching demonstrations on Wednesday 18 October at Exactum room C123. read more
  • The graduates will be top-level experts of digital society. The first majors are Data Science and Digital Systems and Design. Aalto University will launch a new Aalto Bachelor’s Programme in Science and Technology in English in the autumn of 2018. All Aalto University schools of engineering will be involved in the programme. In the new programme, all students complete the same basic studies with strong focus on mathematical and computational methods and robust information technology skills. In...
  • The aim was to identify hate speech targeted at minorities and people in a vulnerable position. During the municipal elections in spring 2017, a group of researchers and practitioners specialising in computer science, media and communication implemented a hate speech identification campaign with the help of an algorithm based on machine learning. At the beginning of the campaign, the algorithm was taught to identify hate speech as diversely as possible, for example, based on the big data...
  • Research Day was jointly organized by the departments of Computer Science and Communications and Networking CS Research Day was held in Computer Science building on Thursday 12th October. This was the second time when the event took place. The key idea of the event is to familiarize current research conducted in the departments in an easily approachable manner. This year’s event was especially targeted for first year students, as it was closely linked to recently launched student-professor...
  • More than 250 teams took part in the competition, and four of the top ten teams were from Finland. The Nordic Collegiate Programming Contest (NCPC) was held simultaneously on Saturday, 7 October 2017 at 17 universities throughout the Nordic region. In NCPC teams of 1–3 members tried over a period of five hours to solve as many algorithmic programming problems as possible in a period of five hours. There were a total of 11 problems and the best...
  • Detailed information: http://www.hiit.fi/node/4512 In this call, we wish to support new initiatives that support HIIT's mission. Meanwhile we have sufficient funds available this call now continously open till 7th of December with three cut off dates (Deadlines: 21st of October, 14th of November and 7th of December). Please note that the funding needs to be used before 31.12.2017 => money needs to be spent this year....
  • Aalto's Chemical Engineering also ranked among the world's top one hundred universities. Aalto's Computer Science field continues its rise in the National Taiwan University (NTU) Ranking and placed 73rd this year. Aalto Chemical Engineering also remained among the world's top one hundred and Aalto's Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Civil Engineering programmes rank amongst the top 150. The NTU does not rank the business and arts fields, which are of great importance to Aalto....
  • Five-year projects aim to tackle the challenges of uncertainty, optimization and dynamic data with new theoretical advances. Chalermsook's projects attempt to seek new interplay across multiple areas of algorithmics, such as approximation algorithms, online algorithms, exponential-time algorithms, and data structures. Photo: Lasse Lecklin Professor Parinya Chalermsook from Aalto University has received both Academy of Finland funding worth altogether almost 0.9 million euros and an ERC...

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