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.

  • HIIT group leader, professor Jukka Corander has received the ERC Advanced grant funding for 2017-2022. His SCARABEE project is located at University of Oslo, but it involves a considerable collaboration with HIIT scientists at both Aalto University and University of Helsinki. SCARABEE will develop new computational inference methods for evolutionary epidemiology, including genome-wide epistasis, GWAS, population genomics and transmission dynamics. Applications to large-scale bacterial genomics...
  • A group of researchers believes that contrary to a common model sunspots form near the Sun's surface. The SPOTSIM project, which studies the formation of sunspots, has been awarded competed time on the Mare Nostrum supercomputer in Spain. The awarded resources amount to 20 million CPU hours -  a computing time equal to approximately 500 years on a normal laptop. The group of researchers including scientists from Aalto University and the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS)...
  • The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Cambridge is a world-leading genomics research facility, where HIIT group leader professor Jukka Corander has had a long-term research collaboration with scientists in the Pathogen Genomics program since 2010. On May 4th, 2017, the director of the Sanger Institute announced that Jukka Corander has been appointed to an Honorary Faculty member position at Sanger. This strengthens further the possibilities for doing joint cutting-edge research on pathogen...
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  • The Building Expertise for Innovation conference brought together researchers, decision-makers and industry. The Building Expertise for Innovation conference, hosted by Aalto University from 25 to 27 April, focused on how digitalization as a disruptive technological force transforms industries, services and society. National innovation policies, creation of platform ecosystems and the role of experts and expert judgements were among key topics. Building regional innovation ecosystems anchored...
  • HIIT researchers collaborating with University of Birmingham and University of Oslo present results paving the way for computers to learn psychologically plausible models of individuals simply by observing them. In newly published CHI'17 article, the researchers showed that just by observing how long a user takes to click menu items, one can infer a model that reproduces similar behavior and accurately estimates some characteristics of that user's visual system, such as fixation...
  • Computers are able to learn to explain the behavior of individuals by tracking their glances and movements. Researchers from Aalto University, University of Birmingham and University of Oslo present results paving the way for computers to learn psychologically plausible models of individuals simply by observing them. In newly published conference article, the researchers showed that just by observing how long a user takes to click menu items, one can infer a model that reproduces similar...
  • The aim is to describe certain, more complex phenomena more realistically than before. Assistant Professor Mikko Kivelä, what kind of research do you do? My starting point is the theoretical research of phenomena that can be modelled as networks. These include social, gene regulatory and transportation systems, which can be described as interlinked elements. From the theoretical perspective, all these networks look similar and share the same kinds of phenomena and analysis methods. My goal is...
  • Teaching demonstrations of the top candidates for the Professor/Assistant/Associate Professor positions in data science/data science will take place as following: Keijo Heljanko Wednesday 3.5. at 13.00, room Exactum BK106 Jaakko Hollmén Monday 8.5. at 12.00, room Exactum C122 Indré Zliobaite Monday 8.5. at 13, room C122 Arto Klami Tuesday 9.5. at 14.00, room BK106 Simon Puglisi Tuesday 9.5. at 15.00, room BK106.  ...
  • Quality award-winning student group created an application that creates added value for customers. In the Computer Science software project course, students created software for customers using the Scrum process framework intended for managing product development. The best three of the 15 groups in the course had the opportunity to present their results in the final gala held 11 April, where the best work was granted the Accenture quality award for the 16th time. The winning application made...

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