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.

  • 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...
  • The UDBMS research group led by Prof. Jiaheng Lu recently received a research grant for big data research from Huawei Open Research Innovation Program (HIRP) . This is an internationally open research competition. This program have received a large number of submissions (more than 600 submissions this year) and only competitive ones are finally chosen for receiving the research award. The title of the project is "Large Scale Heterogeneous Data Processing".  ...
  • Starting January 9, Helsinki region machine learning researchers will start our week by an exciting machine learning talk and discussion over coffee before and after the talk. The talks will start 9:15, with coffee served from 9:00. http://www.hiit.fi/mlseminar The first talk is by Erkki Oja, "Unsupervised Machine Learning for Matrix Decomposition" on Jan 9 at 9:15 in Seminar...
  • The Department of Computer Science gives annual awards for teachers who have actively improved the quality of teaching and researchers for high-standard scientific work. In addition, the department rewards a person or team that has stood out in a positive way during the year. ositiivisella tavalla erottun read more
  • The genome’s rapid mutation can affect the resistance of bacteria. Mutations in the DNA occur in stages. 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...

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