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 at HIIT and Max Planck Institute for Informatics show how computer vision -based hand tracking and vibration feedback on the user’s hand can be used to steer the user’s hand toward an object of interest. A study shows an almost three-fold advantage in finding objects from complex visual scenes, such as library or supermarket shelves. Finding an object from a complex real-world scene is a common yet time-consuming and frustrating chore. What makes this task complex is...
  • Researchers at the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT finish the first longitudinal study on the effects of ubiquitous surveillance in the home. To understand the effects of continuous computerized surveillance on individuals, researchers at HIIT instrumented ten Finnish households with video cameras, microphones, and logging software for personal computers, wireless networks, smartphones, TVs, and DVDs. The twelve participants filled monthly questionnaires to report on stress...
  • Cloud Magazine featured Software Factory. "Searching for a Global Research Instrument: Cloud Software Factory focuses on the empirical examination of software development while also supporting its corporate partners in testing business operation-level problems. Software Factory, located on the Kumpula campus of the Helsinki University Department of Computer Science, is a software development laboratory unique in Finland, where Professor Jürgen Münch and his students get to test...
  • Kazuho Watanabe received the B.E., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, in 2002, 2004, and 2006, respectively. From 2007 to 2008, he was a postdoctoral fellow and a research associate in the Department of Complexity Science and Engineering, The University of Tokyo. Currently, he is an assistant professor at the Graduate School of Information Science, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Nara, Japan. He received the Best Paper Award from the Japanese...
  • N.Asokan just recently joined the department as a Professor in the Networking and Services. He will give his first course 'Selected Topics in Mobile Security' in 10.10-11.10.2012 at 9-12 in B222. The registration is open in ILMO. This course will consist of tutorial style lectures covering two topics: mobile platform security and usable security for mobile devices. Students who want to have one credit will need to attend...
  • Check out the new blog entry and pictures from the international coffee break: https://www.cs.helsinki.fi/en/blog/international-coffee-break  
  • Hecse, the Helsinki Doctoral Programme in Computer Science - Advanced Computing and Intelligent Systems, has available a number of fully-funded (up to a maximum of four years) positions supporting doctoral studies at one of its associated departments. The present call for applications is open until 21 September 2012. For further information, see http://cs.helsinki.fi/hecse/...
  • Computer scientists have developed a method that automatically composes music out of sleep measurements. The composition service works live on the Web at sleepmusicalization.net. Developed under Hannu Toivonen, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Helsinki, the software automatically composes synthetic music using data related to a person’s own sleep as input. The composition program is the work of Aurora Tulilaulu, a student....
  • The position is open to outstanding individuals who hold a doctorate and have excellent potential for a successful scientific career. Candidates in the areas of algorithms, logic and complexity are especially welcome. The closing date of the call is October 15, 2012. Detailed information about the position, as well as the application process and its requirements, is provided at http://www.aalto...
  • Dr. Simon Rogers is a HIIT Visiting Professor during the month of August. Dr. Rogers works as a lecturer in the School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow. His research focuses on machine learning and statistical inference predominantly within the fields of computational biology and multimodal interaction. Dr. Rogers will give talks both in Kumpula and Otaniemi campuses. Kumpula, Friday 10.8.: ...

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