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 Academic Initiative programme makes IBM’s technologies and course materials available to teaching and research at the university for free. There is a huge amount of information available today, but it is often fragmented in different systems. To understand and analyse the information, we need comprehensive expertise and knowledge architecture, a uniform foundation on which information management and analytics systems are built. Now that Aalto University has joined IBM’s Academic Initiative...
  • Technologies that enable digitalisation will be on show in Helsinki in August. 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 Helsinki between 21 and 23 August. Three different conferences will be held jointly in the event. Hundreds of researchers in the field of digitalisation from across the world are expected to attend the conference to...
  • The aim of the vast pioneering study is to apply the simulation to a robot or recreate the actions of large groups of people. Department of Computer Science is participating in IBSEN, a project funded by Horizon 2020, the biggest EU Research and Innovation Programme. The goal of the IBSEN project is to understand the behavior of people on an individual level, especially when they are connected by new technologies like mobile telephones or social networks. The group of scientists is preparing...
  • The University of Helsinki’s new international Master’s programmes will launch in Autumn 2017, and the application period for these programmes will begin in early December 2016. At the same time, tuition fees will be introduced for students coming from outside the EU and the EEA. read more
  • Professor Michael D. Myers wanted to hand over the diploma himself. Lauri Kokkila, a student of Information Networks, was awarded as the top student of Data Visualisation course he did at the University of Auckland during his exchange. “I want to congratulate Lauri for being the best in class”, Professor Michael D. Myers says. Professor Myers is currently visiting Aalto University and wanted to hand over the diploma to Lauri Kokkila himself. Information Networks offers a diverse range of...
  • Progress has been made in individual functionalities, but the overall grade continues to be at an adequate level. Usability focused questionnaires conducted in 2014 and 2010 are a part of the first national eHealth monitoring study on the usability and user experiences of electronic health record systems. In total, over 3 000 physicians actively doing clinical work responded to both questionnaires. 'There has been no improvement in the overall experience in four years even though the usability...
  • Pereida Garcia and co-authors discovered attacks against widely used cryptographic libraries. Cesar Pereida Garcia was the winner of this year's FISA national thesis competition in the master's thesis series with his thesis "Cache-Timing Techniques: Exploiting the DSA Algorithm". In his thesis, Pereida Garcia reported how they can attack widely used software to learn secret keys used by victims. He also showed how to fix the vulnerabilities that made the attacks possible. "Last month Pereida...
  • Honours programme student Preethi Lahoti conducts research in graph mining and social-networks analysis. Exceptionally qualified Master’s students have joined the honours programme in computer science. Altogether 15 Master’s students from all over the world will have hands-on experience in the actual computer science research. Majority of the honours programme students are specialized in the machine learning, data mining and probabilistic modelling research area. Preethi Lahoti...
  • The study utilises model checking to address the insufficiencies of testing and simulation in the verification of safety systems. The object of Jussi Lahtinen’s dissertation was to find a more formal and mathematical approach to system verification and to develop model checking practices that are suitable for the nuclear industry. The traditional system verification methods, such as testing and simulation, do not have enough coverage to address the increasing digitalisation of safety...

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