Helsinki Algorithms Seminar

Helsinki Algorithms Seminar 2018-04-10T11:59:55+00:00


The Helsinki Algorithms Seminar is a weekly meeting of researchers in the Helsinki area interested in the art of algorithms and algorithm design, broadly interpreted to cover both theoretical ideas and algorithm engineering on concrete computing platforms. In most cases we have a presentation prepared for each meeting to communicate an idea, a recent result, work-in-progress, or demo, but this should not be at the expense of discussion and simply having fun with algorithms.

Who and where

Our affiliations are with Aalto University and the University of Helsinki, and accordingly our activities alternate between the Otaniemi Campus of Aalto University and the Kumpula Campus of University of Helsinki, catalyzed by the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT.


Prof. Aristides Gionis Aalto University
Prof. Tomi Janhunen Aalto University
Prof. Petteri Kaski Aalto University
Prof. Mikko Koivisto University of Helsinki
Prof. Veli Mäkinen University of Helsinki
Prof. Pekka Orponen Aalto University
Prof. Juho Rousu Aalto University
Prof. Jukka Suomela Aalto University

(e-mail addresses: or — contact P.K. if you want to reserve a slot)

To join the seminar’s mailing list, send an email to ‘’ or see here.


The meetings are on Thursdays, 4pm to 5pm.

Upcoming meetings

May 2018

Asynchronous Distributed Automata: A Characterization of the Modal Mu-Fragment

Date: 14:15–15:00, May 24, 2018

Speaker: Fabian Reiter

Place: T-Building T3 (Otaniemi)

Please note the non-standard time and location!

Date: May 31, 2018

Speaker: TBA

Place: Exactum B222 (Kumpula)

June 2018

Date: June 7, 2018

Speaker: Rohit Babbar

Place: T-Building T5 (Otaniemi)

Date: June 14, 2018

Speaker: TBA

Place: Exactum B222 (Kumpula)