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.

  • In the recent work on "Working the fields of big data: Using big-data-augmented online ethnography to study candidate–candidate interaction at election time" published in Journal of Information Technology & Politics, Salla-Maaria Laaksonen, Matti Nelimarkka, Mari Tuokko, Mari Marttila, Arto Kekkonen and Mikko Vili explore how ethnography can be used to support computational data analysis, developing a novel...
  • An extensive analysis of online material showed that the voter is in danger of being forgotten when candidates have a go at each other. Based on an extensive online material, researchers showed that social media interaction between the candidates of different parties can be aggressive and have an accusing tone. They gathered data on the social media activity of the candidates of the parliamentary election in spring 2015 and combined the online ethnographic observations made during the election...
  • A HIIT research team led by professor Jukka Corander collaborated with the pathogen genomics group at Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute to unearth the evolution of Burkholderia pseudomallei, a notorius soil bacterium causing serious human infections in tropics. Contrary to previous understanding, the genomic analyses revealed that the origin of B. pseudomallei isolates on the American continent is in Africa, dating back to the peak period of slave trade. Transfer of humans, plants and animals...
  • Research topics include high precision lifting and user identification. Aalto University Industrial Internet Campus celebrated the inauguration of the smart crane donated by Konecranes on 18 January, 2017. The crane’s smart functions relate to safe operation and condition monitoring. In the crane design Siemens PLM software is used. There new solutions can be simulated with the crane’s digital twin i.e. the virtual copy of...
  • The Faculty of Science at the University of Helsinki is announcing an open tenure track ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OR PROFESSOR in computer science pertaining to Algorithmic data science with focus on SSH (social science & humanities) applications The position is located at the Department of Computer Science. The deadline for applications is 15 February 2017. The details of the call can be found here: read more
  • Nokia’s aim is to accelerate the adoption of IoT solutions by supporting collaboration that promotes innovation. On Wednesday 18 January, 2017 the Aalto Industrial Internet Campus celebrated the inauguration of the smart crane donated by Konecranes. At the event Nokia announced their gift for the campus – the Nokia Innovation Platform connectivity kit. The Nokia...
  • F-Secure, Intel and Nixu partner with Helsinki-Aalto Center for Information Security HAIC in response to high demand for information security experts. Demand for highly qualified information security professionals has increased dramatically. The number of available job openings significantly exceeds the number of qualified candidates. At the same time, there is widespread concern that many information security professionals lack proper training needed for their current jobs. “The increasing...
  • The Faculty of Science at the University of Helsinki is announcing two open tenure-track ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSORSHIPS in computer science pertaining to (1) Distributed systems and networking with emphasis on Internet of Things (IoT). (2) Algorithms and machine learning. The positions are administratively located at the Department of Computer Science. The assistant professorships can also be filled as PROFESSORSHIPS through the same application process if warranted by the merits and...
  • Students and researchers develop new products and solutions at the Industrial Internet Campus using the open interfaces and data from the crane. In spring 2016 Konecranes and Aalto University agreed on education and research cooperation in industrial internet. Today the CEO of Konecranes, Panu Routila, has inaugurated the donated smart crane at the Aalto University Industrial Internet Campus. The crane’s smart functions relate to safe operation and condition monitoring. Its control system is...
  • The Master’s programme offers a host of interesting hands-on courses to choose from. Launched in autumn 2015, the multidisciplinary Master’s Programme in Life Science Technologies consists of six major subjects that cover numerous technologies applied in biosciences: Bioinformatics, Biomedical Engineering, Biosensing and Bioelectronics, Biosystems and Biomaterials Engineering, Complex Systems and Human Neuroscience and -technology. ‘I began to study bioinformatics in 2011, and I chose...

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