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.

  • Finland has every possibility to be a leader in artificial intelligence. Space had to be rearranged at the TUAS building at the Otaniemi campus of Aalto University on a rainy Tuesday morning to provide seats for all who showed up at the Al Goes Industry Digi Breakfast. 'We have representatives from around 70 companies here', said Academy Professor Samuel Kaski as he opened the most popular Digi Breakfast in the history of Aalto University. He is part of a steering group set up by the...
  • Colloquium is a new element in Computer Science Master's level education. The main purpose of this seminar series is to give structure for Master's thesis work, but as the name suggests the seminar is targeted to be a common gathering of students and faculty. In the first meeting on Friday 15.9.2017 14:15 - 16:00 CK112, we will have presentations of Master's theses...
  • First Global Radical Relevances Conference 25.–27.4.2018. Submissions by 30th of September / We invite researchers and artists straddling multiple (or within one) disciplines to submit papers and artworks FIRST GLOBAL RADICAL RELEVANCES CONFERENCE 25.–27.4.2018, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland Call for submissions by 30th of September The First Global Radical Relevances Conference asks: How do economic, social, and cultural practices reflect the global uncertainty of today with its...
  • Aalto University is a member of Intel Labs' CARS research lab that tackles security and privacy challenges of autonomous systems. Intel and leading European universities in the field of cybersecurity and privacy will open a new initiative for “Collaborative Autonomous & Resilient Systems” (CARS). Collaborating institutions include Aalto University, TU Darmstadt, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, TU Wien, and Luxembourg University. The coordinator of the new CARS lab will be TU Darmstadt serving...
  • Researchers from FIMM, HIIT and University of Turku have demonstrated that carefully optimized machine learning models offer complementary and cost-effective approach to experimental determination of drug-target interactions, allowing for prioritization of the most potent targets for further in vitro or ex vivo target validation in the laboratory. Over the recent years, increasing efforts have been devoted to the development of computational methods that could support different stages of...
  • In his doctoral thesis Dr. Aittala studied and developed new methods for producing realistic computer graphics. The dissertation award of the Finnish Society for Computer Science was presented to Dr. Miika Aittala in the Annual Symposium of Computer Science in Finland on September 1st, 2017, in Otaniemi. Dr. Aittala’s doctoral dissertation "Computational methods for capture and reproduction of photorealistic surface appearance" was already chosen as one of the three best dissertations of 2016...
  • The paper "Reduced Cost Fixing in MaxSAT", authored by Antti Hyttinen, Matti Järvisalo, and Paul Saikko of the HIIT / University of Helsinki Constraint Reasoning and Optimization group in collaboration with Fahiem Bacchus (University of Toronto,...
  • The paper "Reduced Cost Fixing in MaxSAT", authored by Antti Hyttinen, Matti Järvisalo, and Paul Saikko of the Constraint Reasoning and Optimization group in collaboration with Fahiem Bacchus (University of Toronto, Canada), has won the Distinguished Paper Award at CP 2017, 23rd International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming, taking place August 28-31, 2017 in...
  • Understanding brain function might help in the development of new treatments for neuropsychiatric illnesses in the future. Researchers at Aalto University and the University of Helsinki have succeeded for the first time ever in affecting metacognition of a tactile working memory task by combining neural pathway imaging and magnetic stimulation of the brain. By combining different brain research methods in a versatile manner the researchers showed for the first time that transcranial magnetic...
  • In the science sessions of Aalto researchers, a pin and a beach ball represent the solar system and pieces of rope represent network research. During the past year, Aalto researchers have held more than 100 science sessions at comprehensive schools and upper secondary schools around Finland. The Scientists in Schools programme involves researchers arranging science sessions and telling pupils about their research in a compelling manner. The objective is to support children's and young people's...

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