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 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...
  • Adjunct Professor Risto Sarvas from the Department of Computer Science is an inspiring and energetic teacher, who values his students. The Athene Guild for students of Information Networks gives the following reasons for the decision: 'Risto Sarvas is a teacher, who values students and who students value. He motivates students to work and learn, as well as to think for themselves. 'Risto makes an effort to continuously further develop his courses and to utilise different methods in his...
  • Professor Riitta Katila is an expert in corporate innovation activities, growth and development. Riitta Katila, who works at Stanford University as Professor of Industrial Engineering and Management, has been selected as School of Science Alumna of the Year 2016. Her area of research is linked to technology strategies and learning: innovations, competition and growth. Ms Katila's scientific achievements were a deciding factor in her selection for the distinction. Her articles have been...
  • IEEE elevates Professor N. Asokan to the status of IEEE Fellow, the highest member grade of the institute. Professor N. Asokan is being recognized for his contributions to system security and privacy. This honor of the world’s largest technical association will be effective from January 1, 2017. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement. The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE...
  • The Doctoral track is available in three majors: Machine Learning and Data Mining, Bioinformatics and Complex Systems. Detection of dense communities in social networks and attributes that describe the communities. Aalto University wants to offer the most promising Bachelor’s students the opportunity to move directly onto PhD studies. The chosen students must be accepted onto a Master's programme based on the normal criteria and must indicate in their motivation letter their interest in PhD...
  • For the first time, information retrieval is possible with the help of EEG interpreted with machine learning. In a study conducted by the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT) and the Centre of Excellence in Computational Inference (COIN), laboratory test subjects read the introductions of Wikipedia articles of their own choice. During the reading session, the test subjects’ EEG was recorded, and the readings were then used to model which key words the subjects found...
  • In the Digital Research Infrastructure for Arts and Humanities, it is possible to influence through working groups.       Aalto University is the first university in Finland to join the EU’s DARIAH network, a large European infrastructure project in digital arts and humanities. The DARIAH network aims at sharing resources, tools and materials, and to achieve this goal, collaboration partners can present and make their special expertise available in the extensive network of digital arts and...
  • For the first time, information retrieval is possible with the help of EEG interpreted with machine learning. In a study conducted by the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT) and the Centre of Excellence in Computational Inference (COIN), laboratory test subjects read the introductions of Wikipedia articles of their own choice. During the reading session, the test subjects’ EEG was recorded, and the readings were then used to model which key words the subjects found interesting...
  • Recordings of the eight Internet Forum public lecture series of autumn 2016 lectures are available for viewing. Digitalisation and the possibilities it brings were discussed altogether on eight lectures at the Aalto University. The topic was crystallised by Nokia Chairman Risto Siilasmaa who described how fast the change can be. He prompted students to act if there is something that worries them. ‘Digitalisation is one of the mega trends. The lecture series reached its goals well and through...

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