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 official launch of the book will be on June 16, 2017 in Turku. The press release is below. (Communicated via Prof. Ion Petre.)    Book launch: Jukka Paakki - “Arto Salomaa: Äijän Näköinen Matemaatikko” read more
  • *****CALL IS CLOSED****** HIIT Call for Proposals to Support the Helsinki ICT Community In this call, we wish to support new initiatives that support HIIT's mission. Note that the application deadline was June 30, and the funding of this call needs to be used in 2017, but we plan to open new calls of this type also in the future, and perhaps even have continuous calls running at least for some of the categories. In this call, we are looking for proposals related...
  • The laughter-induced release of endorphins may be an important mechanism that supports the formation of social networks. Researchers from Aalto University, the Turku PET Centre, and Oxford University have demonstrated that laughter induces the release of endorphins in the human brain. This can help people form and maintain social relationships. 'Laughter-induced release of endorphins may be an important mechanism that supports the formation, strengthening and maintaining of social...
  • Professor Kaski is a member of the new steering group preparing a proposal for Finland’s artificial intelligence programme. Artificial intelligence has become a core element of digitalization and Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä appointed a steering group with the goal of getting Finland to the top of the world in the application of artificial intelligence. The steering group has members from the academia, industry and public sectors, including Academy Professor Samuel Kaski from the...
  • Patient experiences at the Children's Hospital have a wide ranging impact on the family’s daily life outside the hospital too. Aalto University researchers and the HUCH Children’s Hospital carried out collaborative research into the views of child patients and their families on hospital visits, the care received and life with long-term illness. The research project included developing a patient experience survey for the parents of patients at the Children’s Hospital, and investigating the...
  • Professor Lokki is promoted for bringing sensory evaluation to research of concert hall acoustics. The Audio Engineering Society (AES) has elevated Professor Tapio Lokki to the status of AES fellow, which is reserved for highly merited members. Lokki is a professor at the Department of Computer Science at the Aalto University. The AES is an international society of audio professionals, which has about 12000 members worldwide. The society names annually a few of its members with extraordinary...
  • Half of Aalto's new Academy Research Fellows work in applied physics. The Academy of Finland’s funding decisions, published on 11 May, added eight new Academy Research Fellows and 13 postdoctoral researchers to Aalto University. The funding focuses on the fields of natural science and engineering. Of the funding that was received by Aalto, EUR 3,476,000 was allocated to Academy Research Fellows and EUR 3,333,000 to postdoctoral researchers. Academy Research Fellow posts are for a term of...
  • To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Norssi, the Semantic Computing Research Group has digitised Norssi’s old registers. Eero Hyvönen, the Director of the new Helsinki Centre for Digital Humanities at the University of Helsinki (HELDIG) and Professor of semantic media technology at Aalto University, was honoured as Norssi of the Year on Friday last week. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Helsingin Normaalilyseo school (nicknamed Norssi), the alumni society Vanhat Norssit of the school...

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