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.

  • Research data was collected from Kenyan national parks over the past 60 years, combined with traits of the teeth of herbivorous mammals. In the new study, the annual rainfall and average temperatures in the national parks are inferred from the teeth of herbivorous mammals. Such reverse engineering opens up new opportunities for interpreting fossil records. The results were recently published in the journal PNAS. Exact data on the number and geographical spread of the animals in Kenya’s...
  • Ojala challenged young researchers and students to in-depth scientific thinking while remaining there to support them. Professor of Digital Technology Leo Ojala passed away recently at the age of 80. He retired from his professor’s duties in 2000, having been one of the first professors of computer science in Finland. Ojala graduated from the Department of Physics of Helsinki University of Technology in 1960. He worked in industry for some years and then moved back to the Department of...
  • 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 feels very...
  • 15 exceptionally qualified Master’s students from all over the world will have hands-on experience in the actual computer science research. Students admitted to the honours programme are associated to one of the Department of Computer Science research groups, and have the opportunity for part-time employment during semesters in research-related work. In summer the students have the possibility of entering into full-time employment in the department's summer internship programme. Majority of...
  • Majority of the honours programme students are specialized in the machine learning, data mining and probabilistic modelling research area. Students admitted to the honours programme are associated to one of the Department of Computer Science research groups, and have the opportunity for part-time employment during semesters in research-related work. Alexandru Mara from Spain, originally from Romania, is studying massive datasets with an intrinsic network structure, such as the Amazon product...
  • Research data was collected from Kenyan national parks over the past 60 years, combined with traits of the teeth of herbivorous mammals. In the new study, the annual rainfall and average temperatures in the national parks are inferred from the teeth of herbivorous mammals. Such reverse engineering opens up new opportunities for interpreting fossil records. The results were recently published in the journal PNAS. Exact data on the number and geographical spread of the animals in Kenya’s...
  • Also business and economics and space sciences reached the top 100 list in the US News' global ranking. Aalto University improved its position in several areas of the Best Global Universities Ranking published by US News. In computer science field, Aalto University rose to position 60 from the previous year's 83rd position. The fields of economics and business and space science were also among the top 100 in the world. In engineering Aalto's ranking was 136, and in materials science it was...
  • Aalto University's newly tenured professors reveal the secrets of aesthetics, biohybrid materials and wireless world, among other things. ​Tenured professors and President Tuula Teeri and Provost Ilkka Niemelä (on the left, back row) and Vice President Eero Eloranta (on the right, back row). Photo by Heli Sorjonen As part of the university's tenure track career system, the newly appointed tenured professors delivered their installation lectures on their own research 12 October 2016. The...
  • Chemical Engineering and Electrical Engineering in the top 100 Aalto University's places in the ranking by National Taiwan University (NTU) improved. The comparison is based on the publication and citation data on research activity recorded in the Thomson Reuters Web of Science database, with an emphasis on data from the two latest years. The NTU ranking lists fields of science and special subjects within them.  In the field of Engineering Aalto University was the best university in Finland...
  • The doctors and honorary doctors to be conferred will be accepted as members of the technical science community. Doctoral hats will be set on their heads in Otaniemi on 7 October 2016. The significance of the Doctoral degree has changed considerably over the last decades and Doctorates were possible for only a rare few. After the graduation the majority of new Doctors continued their scientific work within academia. Nowadays technology experts are needed in all spheres of society: in academic...

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