• FCAI Ecosystem Get-together

    Mon, 19.03.2018

    FCAI arranges an event for companies, AI startups, students, investors, accelerators, public sector etc. at A Grid (Otakaari 5) on Thursday 5 April.
    Matchmaking, pitches and stands. For further information and registration, please see

  • Interactive AI to address gestational diabetes

    Thu, 15.03.2018

    A new HIIT project co-funded by Business Finalnd has started where machine learning and HCI researchers are contributing to address gestational diabetes.

  • HIIT Call 2018-4 Proposals to Support the Helsinki ICT Community

    Mon, 12.03.2018

    In these calls, we wish to support initiatives that support HIIT's mission. Next deadline in 2018 is 12.4.2018. The following dealines are 10.5. and 7.6.2018. The calls will also continue in the autumn. Please note that there are changest to the call text 22.2.2018. The changes are underlined.

    In these calls, we are looking for proposals related to following activities: 

  • Women in Data Science brings a global phenomenon to Helsinki

    Wed, 07.03.2018

    The Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference (widsconference.orgaims to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide, regardless of gender, and support women in the f

  • Social support improves the results of online courses

    Tue, 06.03.2018

    Massive open online courses (MOOC) have been considered as personal learning experiences that require strong study skills. A new study of Aalto University and the University of Helsinki used a MOOC on programming to determine whether this claim is well founded. The study is based on a survey to the students who participated in the MOOC and its analysis by statistical methods and methods of data science.

  • Increased support and new form of activity supported by the HIIT Support Call

    Thu, 22.02.2018

    The HIIT Steering Group decided in its meeting 21.2.2018 to increase the maximum amount of funding from the Support Call from 10000 euro to 20000 euro and to include also collaboration between university researchers in Aalto University / University of Helsinki and companies or other organizations. For further detail, see the call text, where the changes have been underlined.

  • Staff member election to the HIIT Board

    Wed, 21.02.2018

    The HIIT Board for the next 4 years starting 1.4.2018 will be appointed soon. In a HIIT staff meeting 21.2.2018, the staff elected Antti Honkela as staff representative to the Board, with Matti Nelimarkka as deputy. Antti is an assistant professor at University of Helsinki and Matti is a postdoc at Aalto University.

  • FCHealth meeting brings researchers together under the topic of drug resistance

    Mon, 12.02.2018

    The meeting of the FCHealth (Foundations of Computational Health) research programme of Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT) was held on 6 February 2018 in Biomedicum Helsinki, and it brought together nearly 40 scientists from 12 different research groups. This time, the meeting addressed an important topic of drug resistance which remains a major barrier to the successful translation of cancer research into clinical practice. Effective clinical approaches that could reduce or overcome drug resistance are therefore urgently needed.

  • Four professor positions open in data science at University of Helsinki

    Fri, 19.01.2018

    There are four (4) vacant professor positions in data science at the Department of Computer Science at University of Helsinki. The deadline is 28 February 2018. Further information is available available in the call.

  • The Helsinki Algorithms Seminar Keeps Going

    Wed, 17.01.2018

    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. 
    The seminar was supported by HIIT in Autumn 2017. The Spring 2018 program of the seminar has just started; see the schedule and join the email list here.