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 kick-off event will present plans for HiData as well as a range of examples of data science within the participating universities. It is also a great opportunity to network with other academics with interest in data science. Anyone interested in data science research or education is welcome to join the HiData network! Also join the open Facebook group for HiData. Data science, i.e., extraction of knowledge and...
  • Bruzual presented his research on the Internet of Things at the Docker conference. Master’s student Daniel Bruzual was selected as one of the speakers of the Docker conference in October. The topic of Bruzual’s Docker presentation was deploying software containers on heterogeneous Internet of Things devices. His contribution was applying and extending the Docker framework for this scenario. The Internet of Things is characterized by millions of embedded devices, producing vast amounts of data...
  • Master’s students Lassi Vapaakallio and Laura Laakso constructed a game about last year's Millenium Technology Prize winner Frances Arnold’s directed evolution technology. The game was commissioned and funded by TAF, Technology Academy Finland. “I think the game is pretty functional and intuitive visualization of Arnold's technology. ProDE demonstrates how games can be part of the popularization of science. It visualizes and makes a difficult subject to be understood in an interactive form...
  • Klaudia’s thesis introduced a new technique that uses widely available trusted hardware for protecting user’s passwords and other sensitive data on the web. Klaudia Krawiecka is the first woman to win the best Master thesis award in information security in Finland. Former Aalto Computer Science Master student Klaudia Krawiecka has won the national competition for the best information security thesis in Finland. The award ceremony was held on Tuesday 24th October in Helsinki. Klaudia’s work...
  • Economics and Business and Space Science also made it to the top 100. Aalto improved its ranking in all of the US News Best Global Universities rankings it was included in. Computer Science ranked 47th globally. In this ranking, the top three universities in the field of Computer Science included the Tsinghua University, the University of Texas - Austin and the Nanyang Technological University. Out of...
  • The objective of the Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence is to make Finland a leading country in artificial intelligence research and its utilisation. The centre, which will launch its activities in early 2018, will bring together universities, companies, and the public sector. Photo: Aki-Pekka Sinikoski Aalto University and the University of Helsinki are in the process of establishing the Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence (FCAI). A decision was made to establish the centre...
  • A research team led by Prof. Jukka Corander and Dr. Nicholas Croucher has made a pioneering discovery about how bacterial populations evolve, which changes dramatically our view into the role of accessory genes in defining the fitness of bacteria. For further details see the news piece from Norwegian State Television and...
  • M.Sc. Arto Hellas will defend his doctoral thesis Retention in Introductory Programming on Friday the 27th of October 2017 at 12 o'clock noon in the University of Helsinki Forest House Building, Hall 6 (Unioninkatu 40). His opponent is Professor Erkki Sutinen (University of Turku, Finland), and custos Professor Tommi Mikkonen (University of Helsinki). The defence will be held in Finnish. read more
  • Faculty of Science invites applicants for a University lecturer position in computer science. The position pertains e.g. to the teaching of B.Sc. and M.Sc. level courses in Computer Science and curriculum development with special emphasis on scalable MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) techniques. The dead line for applications is Tuesday 31 October. Please submit your application via SAP HR https://saphr.it.helsinki.fi/irj/portal....
  • Candidates for the two Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor positions in computer science (Distributed systems and networking with emphasis on Internet of Things (IoT)/Algorithms and machine learning) will give their teaching demonstrations on Wednesday 18 October at Exactum room C123. read more

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