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.

  • Perceptual Optimization of the Visual Design of Scatterplots HIIT, Aalto and KTH researchers have recently found an algorithmic approach to automatically improve the design of scatterplots by exploiting models and measures of human perception. Their work has received a best paper honorable mention award at IEEE PacificVis 2017. See press release and ...
  • The six majors in the programme seek IT experts to study for a Master of Science in Technology degree. The additional application period for the Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences (CCIS) taught in English applies to the six major subjects in the programme, namely the Acoustics and Audio Technology, Communications Engineering, Computer Science, Security and Mobile Computing; Signal, Speech and Language Processing and Software and Service Engineering. The CCIS...
  • Tietojenkäsittelytieteen laitoksella kehitetty vaalibotti Valtteri osallistui kuntavaalitulosten uutisointiin. Vaalibottia hyödynsi omassa uutisoinnissaan mm. Lapin Kansa, joka julkaisi botin tuottamia uutisia: read more
  • Libertas seeks to improve unemployment situation by using augmented intelligence. The DataBusiness Challenge, arranged under the Six Cities Strategy gathered a total of 42 entries involving the use of public Open Data to tackle problems of modern cities. The winners were publicly announced at the Awards Gala on 15th of February – the biggest open data event this spring. The winning team, comprising of current Aalto doctoral candidates,...
  • Companies and researchers will meet and interact in the coming scientific conference at Aalto Design Factory. The Building Expertise for Innovation conference, hosted by Aalto University from 25 to 27 April, will delve into the nature of digital disruption and its effects in different fields and in society at large. The conference is organised by the Strategic Research Council's research projects Platform Value Now and Digital Disruption in Industry, which are led by Professors Ahti Salo and...
  • After several months of intensive work, the Immersive Automation team is now ready to present its first prototype, Valtteri the election bot. read more
  • Algorithms can exploit models and measures of human perception to generate scatterplot designs.   Scatterplots are widely used in various disciplines and areas beyond sciences to visually communicate relationships between two data variables. Yet, very few users realize the effect the visual design of scatterplots can have on the human perception and understanding. Moreover, default designs of scatterplots often represent the data poorly, and manually fine tuning the design is...
  • Algorithms can now exploit models and measures of human perception to generate scatterplot designs. Scatterplots are widely used in various disciplines and areas beyond sciences to visually communicate relationships between two data variables. Yet, very few users realize the effect the visual design of scatterplots can have on the human perception and understanding. Moreover, default designs of scatterplots often represent the data poorly, and manually fine tuning the design is difficult....
  • Follow #brainTC 20 April 2017 for recent advances in neuroscience. Participation in scientific conferences can be costly and difficult. In addition, travelling burdens the environment, and only the researchers participating in the conference get to discuss the results. A group of neuroscientists at Aalto University promotes openness in their field by organizing a conference on Twitter – for the first time in the field of neuroscience. The idea originates from seabird researchers of the World...
  • The international Digging into Data programme combines the humanities with technology. Four projects are being initiated in Finland with funding from the Trans-Atlantic Platform for the Social Sciences and Humanities, an international, EU-funded research funder project. The Academy of Finland is participating as a funder of the first joint application process for the Digging into Data Challenge theme. The objective of the funding model is to increase trans-Atlantic collaboration and the...

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