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.

  • 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...
  • The areas of cooperation include healthcare data analytics and artificial intelligence as well as start-up activities. Aalto University and GE Healthcare Finland Oy have agreed to expand their cooperation. The agreement covers cooperation related to research and development, teaching and start-up activities. Both parties are interested in studying and analysing clinical data and using digitalisation and artificial intelligence to create new innovations. ‘GE Healthcare is one of Aalto’s long-...
  • This year the Department of Computer Science of the University of Helsinki celebrates its 50th Anniversary. The festivities include a Jubilee Seminar on Thursday 31 August 2017, at 1-6 p.m., in the Great Hall of the University Main Building (Unioninkatu 34). The event is free of charge and open to everyone. Registration is required for logistic reasons. For more information: https://uhcs50.cs.helsinki.fi/en/ Contact person: Teemu Roos,...
  • A statistical component model can be used to identify associations between chemicals and toxicological effects. The joint Aalto University, Karolinska Institute and Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) study included over 1,300 known pharmaceutical molecules, on which there is a wealth of measurement data available. ‘The study uses systematic data-driven analysis to combine toxicity measurements taken on cell lines with gene expression responses describing gene activation. Toxicity...
  • Unanticipated harmful effects of chemicals and drug molecules are a big problem. A significant step in predicting them computationally, based on genomic data, was taken in a study published in Nature Communications. The study was done by HIIT researchers Juuso Parkkinen and Samuel Kaski in collaboration with researchers from Karolinska Institutet, Maastricht University and Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland FIMM. http://rdcu.be/tSSF Add to...

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