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 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...
  • Companies and hundreds of researchers of the field meet in a scientific conference in August in Helsinki. The scientific IEEE Conference on 2015 organised by Aalto University and Xidian University was attend by nearly 400 experts interested in the opportunities and challenges of a digital society. Cybersecurity, big data, cloud computing, industrial internet, 5G, artificial intelligence and machine learning will be the key words at the scientific IEEE conference hosted by Aalto University in...
  • The workshop attracted roughly 90 early-stage researchers and scientists as well as industry personnel from ten countries. Aalto Science Institute (AScI) at Aalto University organized the International Workshop on Machine Learning for Material Science 8–9 March 2017 at Technopolis, Innopoli 3, Espoo, Finland. Five notable international speakers in machine learning and material science were invited for sharing their research work and experience in their...
  • The best doctoral dissertations of the School of Science were awarded at the traditional Get Together meeting of doctoral candidates. The Doctoral Programme Committee of the School of Science elected the winners on the grounds of the departments’ proposals. ‘83 Doctors of Science graduated from the School of Science in 2016, and I’m proud to state that the quality of the theses was, once again, extremely high’, says Doctoral Programme Committee Chair, Professor Tapio Lokki, who gave the awards...
  • Thousands of viewers watched the dialogue between industry and researchers online. Anne Berner. Photo: Mikko Raskinen This event has already become a tradition and this year it was opened by Minister of Transport and Communications Anne Berner, who emphasised the importance of cooperation between the science community, industry and authorities. She also reminded people that ground-breaking advances don’t happen by chance. "Digitalisation depends on innovations, and sharing knowledge is one...
  • Aalto University's newly tenured professors reveal the secrets of miniature robotics and optimizing human-computer interaction, among other things. The newly tenured professors together with President Tuula Teeri and Vice Presidents Tuija Pulkkinen and Eero Eloranta. Photo by Jaakko Kahilaniemi As part of the university's tenure track career system, the newly appointed tenured professors delivered their installation lectures on their own research 15 March 2017. The videos of the...
  • Aalto University doctoral student Eric Malmi has developed a family tree algorithm called AncestryAI. The algorithm looks for links between 5 million baptisms from the end of the 17th to the mid-19th century and partly to the beginning of the 20th century. To investigate your own family roots, you need to know about your own ancestors, because baptisms in the last hundred years are not public information. ‘The data is derived from parish registers. In the HisKi project, organized by...
  • Financial weekly Talouselämä ranks Netmedi as one of Finland's 10 most promising startups. Netmedi team The fact that Lauri Sippola became the managing director of a health technology company was actually quite natural. 'Approximately half my family comprises doctors, the other half engineers,' he states with a laugh. 'The health technology sector has always seemed interesting, and I have also seen that technology and health care do not correlate in the optimal way; the patient's...
  • The family tree algorithm automatically searches for a child's most probable parents and creates family trees based on this. Aalto University doctoral student Eric Malmi has developed a family tree algorithm called AncestryAI. The algorithm looks for links between 5 million baptisms from the end of the 17th to the mid-19th century and partly to the beginning of the 20th century. To investigate your own family roots, you need to know about your own ancestors, because baptisms in the last...
  • Raine Kajastila, a graduate of Aalto University, has developed a technology that transforms an ordinary climbing wall into a games platform. This has become a successful product and business. The idea of an augmented reality climbing wall arose about five years ago when Raine Kajastila was working as a post-doctoral researcher at Aalto University involved in games research. Enthusiasm for climbing encouraged him to examine how technology could be used to motivate people to take exercise. The...

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