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 aim is to advance research and foster industrial collaborations on the Internet of Things (IoT). Aalto University Department of Computer Science, one of the leading research units in Finnish ICT, has become the first academic member of the consortium in Northern Europe. The OpenFog Consortium is a public-private nonprofit organization with the mission to drive industry and academic leadership in fog computing, with emphasis on architectural aspects and testbed deployments for IoT scenarios...
  • The research data is exceptionally large, and its analysis combines the methods of computer science and social sciences. Facebook provides many search results for racism. The goal of the consortium project by Aalto University, the University of Tampere and the University of Helsinki is to understand the new forms of knowledge generation, affective experience and public engagement concerning racism. The researchers will explore how racism is constituted, circulated and challenged in today’s...
  • On September 1 Jari Collin starts as the CTO of Sonera. He will continue research on digital business models and data sharing models in the Industry. In 2013, Collin joined Professor Heikki Saikkonen’s research group to lead the ACIO programme, which studied the impact of the digital transformation on IT leadership in organisations in Finland. Since then, he has been part-time Adjunct Professor at the Department of Computer Science, while his principal job has been in industry. ‘My part-time...
  • Best performance in the research was achieved by clinic instead of combined clinic and genetic information. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disorder affecting millions of people worldwide. Anti-TNF treatment is a widely used treatment blocking the inflammatory cytokine, but it fails in approximately 1/3 of the patients. The objective of the wide crowdsourced study was to use algorithms in assessing the efficacy of anti-TNF treatment based on clinic and genetic data,...
  • Professor Eero Hyvönen appointed as the new director of HELDIG, Helsinki Centre for Digital Humanities read more
  • Professor Eero Hyvönen appointed as the new director of HELDIG, Helsinki Centre for Digital Humanities read more
  • Adjunct Professor Jari Collin and journalist Ari Saarelainen guide companies on how to tap the opportunities of Industrial Internet. Industrial Internet is a hot topic. What happens when smart products and services are connected to the Internet? How to turn this into an opportunity? In their new book Jari Collin and Ari Saarelainen introduce the basics, current state and future of Industrial Internet. They recommend Finnish companies to boldly start developing Industrial Internet solutions....
  • The calculator is based on a risk analysis model published in 2012 by Aalto University and HUCH Cancer Center. GIST (Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor) is an uncommon type of sarcoma found in the tissues supporting the digestive system (stomach and intestines). Approximately one percent of all gastrointestinal cancers are GISTs. The digital calculator predicts the risk for GIST recurrence based on tumor size, mitotic count, tumor site and rupture. The GIST Risk calculator is based on research...
  • Professor Eero Hyvönen will also continue his work as professor at Aalto University. Eero Hyvönen has a long history of collaboration with the humanities, social science and memory organizations in Finland. He is internationally a highly regarded scholar in the digital humanities and he has successfully been running Semantic Computing Research Group at Aalto University for years. Hyvönen is also a pioneer of open science in Finland and his international networks reach far and wide. He...
  • Erkki Oja at the was one of the most cited researchers in the category Computer Science and Engineering. The list of the most cited researchers has been compiled on the basis of the information provided by a Dutch publisher Elsevier. The message about making it to the list was a surprise to Oja, but he does know a large number of the researchers listed in the Shanghai ranking. “The most cited of my publications is Independent Component Analysis, a book about data analysis methods, which was...

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