News

  • 20 Postdoctoral Researcher and Research Fellow Positions in ICT (Helsinki, Finland)

    Fri, 09.09.2016

    Aalto University and University of Helsinki, the two leading universities in Finland within computer science and information technology, are looking for excellent researchers in several areas of ICT.

    Positions are available in the following areas:

  • Women need role models in information technology and information about the benefits of the technology

    Wed, 22.06.2016

    The Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT) arranged a film evening in the premises of the software company Futurice in May. HIIT showed the American documentary film ‘Code Debugging the Gender Gap’, which focuses on programming, gender and minorities.

  • New HIIT research programs selected

    Tue, 21.06.2016

    The HIIT Board decided in their meeting on June 1st to launch the following new HIIT research programs in August:

  • BREW is a learning workshop organized by PhD students in bioinformatics

    Fri, 10.06.2016

    BREW 2016 Bioinformatics Research and Education Workshop was organized in Helsinki in May. BREW is a series of annual workshops for PhD students in bioinformatics and computational biology, which aims to give an introduction to scientific conferences, including submission, peer review and presentation of scientific papers. All participants both present a paper and participate in the programme committee, reviewing papers from other participants.

  • Järvisalo to deliver IJCAI-16 Early Career Spotlight as one of the most active early career AI researchers in the world

    Thu, 09.06.2016

    Dr. Matti Järvisalo has been invited to deliver one of the Early Career Spotlight Talks at IJCAI-16, 22nd International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence taking place In New York City, USA, in July 2016. IJCAI is the prestigious number-one conference on artificial intelligence world-wide.

  • Järvisalo to deliver IJCAI-16 Early Career Spotlight as one of the most active early career AI researchers in the world

    Thu, 09.06.2016

    Dr. Matti Järvisalo has been invited to deliver one of the Early Career Spotlight Talks at IJCAI-16, 22nd International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence taking place In New York City, USA, in July 2016. IJCAI is the prestigious number-one conference on artificial intelligence world-wide.

  • On board the ABCruise

    Mon, 06.06.2016

    HIIT was one of the main organizing institutions for the ABC-in-Helsinki workshop on Approximate Bayesian Computation (ABC) and related methods that gathered together over 50 researchers from 17 different countries to a cruise between Helsinki and Stockholm. The workshop was a continuation to a series of 'ABC-in-' international workshops, previously held in Paris, London, Rome and Sydney.

  • Radiation influences Aalto-1 nanosatellite software design

    Tue, 31.05.2016

    In his Master’s Thesis, Joonas Javanainen examined the level of preparedness the additional challenges of space impose on software design. The Master's Thesis was supervised by HIIT's programme director Keijo Heljanko.

  • Renewed Carat app gives a new smart boost to battery

    Tue, 31.05.2016

    The Carat Project Team at the University of Helsinki, Department of Computer Science, has published a new version of the popular mobile energy-awareness application.

    After launch in June 2012, Carat has helped over 850,000 users, of which 41 per cent have been Android and 59 per cent iOS users, respectively. The new user interface follows modern application design guidelines and presents battery information in a more intuitive and easy to use manner.

  • Academy of Finland's postdoctoral funding to HIIT researchers

    Tue, 31.05.2016

    Academy of Finland has awarded 3-year postdoctoral research grants to several HIIT researchers:

    Antti Hyttinen, University of Helsinki, on Causal Analysis with Next Generation Graphical Models;
    Eemil Lagerspetz, University of Helsinki, on UbiSpark: Harnessing the Little Big Engines of IoT;
    Antti Salovaara, University of Helsinki, on Interaction-level theory for users’ creative IT appropriation; and
    Markus Heinonen, Aalto University, on Next-generation statistical learning for synthetic enzyme engineering.
     

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