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.

  • Companies and researchers will meet and interact in the coming scientific conference at Aalto Design Factory. The Building Expertise for Innovation conference, hosted by Aalto University from 25 to 27 April, will delve into the nature of digital disruption and its effects in different fields and in society at large. The conference is organised by the Strategic Research Council's research projects Platform Value Now and Digital Disruption in Industry, which are led by Professors Ahti Salo and...
  • After several months of intensive work, the Immersive Automation team is now ready to present its first prototype, Valtteri the election bot. read more
  • Algorithms can exploit models and measures of human perception to generate scatterplot designs.   Scatterplots are widely used in various disciplines and areas beyond sciences to visually communicate relationships between two data variables. Yet, very few users realize the effect the visual design of scatterplots can have on the human perception and understanding. Moreover, default designs of scatterplots often represent the data poorly, and manually fine tuning the design is...
  • Algorithms can now exploit models and measures of human perception to generate scatterplot designs. Scatterplots are widely used in various disciplines and areas beyond sciences to visually communicate relationships between two data variables. Yet, very few users realize the effect the visual design of scatterplots can have on the human perception and understanding. Moreover, default designs of scatterplots often represent the data poorly, and manually fine tuning the design is difficult....
  • Follow #brainTC 20 April 2017 for recent advances in neuroscience. Participation in scientific conferences can be costly and difficult. In addition, travelling burdens the environment, and only the researchers participating in the conference get to discuss the results. A group of neuroscientists at Aalto University promotes openness in their field by organizing a conference on Twitter – for the first time in the field of neuroscience. The idea originates from seabird researchers of the World...
  • The international Digging into Data programme combines the humanities with technology. Four projects are being initiated in Finland with funding from the Trans-Atlantic Platform for the Social Sciences and Humanities, an international, EU-funded research funder project. The Academy of Finland is participating as a funder of the first joint application process for the Digging into Data Challenge theme. The objective of the funding model is to increase trans-Atlantic collaboration and the...
  • Companies and hundreds of researchers of the field meet in a scientific conference in August in Helsinki. The scientific IEEE Conference on 2015 organised by Aalto University and Xidian University was attend by nearly 400 experts interested in the opportunities and challenges of a digital society. Cybersecurity, big data, cloud computing, industrial internet, 5G, artificial intelligence and machine learning will be the key words at the scientific IEEE conference hosted by Aalto University in...
  • Thousands of viewers watched the dialogue between industry and researchers online. Anne Berner. Photo: Mikko Raskinen This event has already become a tradition and this year it was opened by Minister of Transport and Communications Anne Berner, who emphasised the importance of cooperation between the science community, industry and authorities. She also reminded people that ground-breaking advances don’t happen by chance. "Digitalisation depends on innovations, and sharing knowledge is one...
  • The best doctoral dissertations of the School of Science were awarded at the traditional Get Together meeting of doctoral candidates. The Doctoral Programme Committee of the School of Science elected the winners on the grounds of the departments’ proposals. ‘83 Doctors of Science graduated from the School of Science in 2016, and I’m proud to state that the quality of the theses was, once again, extremely high’, says Doctoral Programme Committee Chair, Professor Tapio Lokki, who gave the awards...
  • The workshop attracted roughly 90 early-stage researchers and scientists as well as industry personnel from ten countries. Aalto Science Institute (AScI) at Aalto University organized the International Workshop on Machine Learning for Material Science 8–9 March 2017 at Technopolis, Innopoli 3, Espoo, Finland. Five notable international speakers in machine learning and material science were invited for sharing their research work and experience in their...

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