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 Scientific American features section (13/12/12) covers the PSIRP and PURSUIT research projects led by HIIT. The new Information-Centric Network (ICN) designs propose to make the network more content aware and thus reduce operating costs, improve efficiency, and mitigate attacks against the networks. - "The PSIRP projects laid the foundations for publish/subscribe style information-centric networking" says professor Sasu Tarkoma, one of the original proposers of the PSIRP...
  • Airi Lampinen will talk about account sharing in the context of social network services. The main emphasis will be on a qualitative study in which altogether sixteen people (eight women and eight men) from eight multi-person households who offer to host strangers viaCouchsurfing.org were interviewed about their experiences with the site. Findings illustrate challenges in three key areas: (1) presenting multiple people with a single profile, (2)...
  • In the Independence Day 2012 decorations list, the President of the Republic has awarded Professor Erkki Oja from the ICS department the highly-ranked Commander of the Order of the Lion of Finland decoration.
  • MSc Markus Heinonen will defend his doctoral thesis Computational methods for small molecules on Monday the 17th of December, 2012 at noon in the University of Helsinki Main Building, Unioninkatu 34, Auditorium XII (old part), 3rd floor. Computational methods for small molecules Metabolism is the system of chemical reactions sustaining life in the cells of living organisms. It is responsible for cellular processes that break down nutrients for energy and produce building blocks for necessary...
  •   Who are you and where do you come from? I am Asokan.  I joined the department after almost 14 years at Nokia Research Center where I was heading the security research group. I was born in Sri Lanka and am a Canadian citizen. What will you be working with at the department? My mission is to build up a research program in security and privacy and help strengthen the teaching in the same areas.   Why did you end up at the Department of Compuer Science at the...
  • HIIT MSc Aaron Yi Ding, supervised by Professor Sasu Tarkoma and senior researcher Markku Kojo,  visits Deutsche Telekom Labs in Berlin Germany from September to October of 2012. This research visit is to continue and extend their existing collaboration on mobile data offloading with Dr. Pan Hui through the MADNet project. Aaron is...
  • The Dean of the School of Science Kimmo Kaski has appointed D.Sc. (Tech.) Harri Lähdesmäki as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information and Computer Science, starting from 1st of November 2012. The President of Aalto University Tuula Teeri has appointed Ph.D. Aristides Gionis as an Associate Professor in the Department of Information and Computer Science, starting from 1st of January 2013.
  • Researchers from Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT and Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland FIMM have developed a triumphant solution for predicting responses of breast cancer cells to a set of cancer drugs. The prediction is based on the genomic profiles of the cancer cells. Harnessing genomic profiles of cells in choosing the best treatment is considered the holy grail of personalised medicine. The team participated in the seventh annual DREAM competition...
  • Researchers from Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT and Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland FIMM have developed a triumphant solution for predicting responses of breast cancer cells to a set of cancer drugs. The prediction is based on the genomic profiles of the cancer cells. Harnessing genomic profiles of cells in choosing the best treatment is considered the holy grail of personalised medicine. The team participated in the seventh annual DREAM competition ...
  • The Internet is awash with text. Databases swell larger and larger by the minute. How can the vast amount of textual data be systematically analysed and managed, as the number of languages, domains, styles and dialects is getting countless? The task is too much for the human brain. Traditional methods for textual analysis run short. What we need are statistical methods, data mining and machine learning. Mari-Sanna Paukkeri has studied how textual data can be processed and analysed...

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