• Hannu Toivonen into Finnish Academy of Science and Letters

    Wed, 13.05.2015

    On April 17, 2015, the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters has selected professor Hannu Toivonen as its new member:

  • Genome-Scale Algorithm Design: Biological Sequence Analysis in the Era of High-Throughput Sequencing

    Thu, 07.05.2015

    Cambridge University Press has published a new bioinformatics textbook authored by HIIT researchers Veli Mäkinen, Djamal Belazzougui, Fabio Cunial, and Alexandru I. Tomescu.

  • Aalto data science hackathon

    Wed, 06.05.2015

    The Aalto data science hackathon took place in the Open Innovation House in Otaniemi, in the weekend of April 24-26. A wealth of interesting datasets was provided by IT companies and organizations, such as, Elisa, Microsoft, Wellmo, CIVIS, HSL, in addition to social-media data and open data that were also used. The hackathon was centered around three themes: telecommunications, fitness, and smart cities. More than 40 students participated and hacked intensively over the weekend.

  • Integrating programming into every school subject

    Wed, 06.05.2015

    Matti Nelimarkka and Arto Vihavainen have been thinking how to integrate programming into subjects - other than mathematics - in school environment. The goal was to make an interactive programming platform that demonstrates the concepts of the subject in question.

  • Researchers explain the energy impact of smartphone system settings

    Mon, 04.05.2015

    New research results show how to improve your mobile device’s battery lifetime by adjusting system settings.

  • New book "Advances in Independent Component Analysis and Learning Machines"

    Wed, 29.04.2015

    Advances in Independent Component Analysis and Learning Machines (Elsevier), edited by Ella Bingham, Samuel Kaski, Jorma Laaksonen and Jouko Lampinen, is collected in honour of Professor Erkki Oja, one of the pioneers of Independent Component Analysis (ICA). The book reviews recent advances in the theory and application of ICA, as well as its influence on signal processing, pattern recognition, machine learning, and data mining.

    Examples of topics which have developed from the advances of ICA and machine learning, which are covered in the book are:

  • HIIT group leader Marko Turpeinen to lead EIT ICT Labs Silicon Valley Hub

    Wed, 29.04.2015

    Helsinki Node Director Marko Turpeinen has been selected as the Director for the EIT ICT Labs Silicon Valley Hub. He will start in this position on May 1st, 2015. Marko is already very familiar with USA and Silicon Valley as he graduated from MIT in 2000 and was a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley during 2009-2010.

  • #hashtag in #elections2015

    Tue, 21.04.2015

    Researchers from the Digital Content Communities and the Communication Research Center CRC are now happy after the end of elections and their massive data collection on social and traditional media activity related to election communication. Circa 750 000 Tweets have now been collected and ready for analysis. Researchers started to do some descriptive analysis to answer one of the most important question media has: were these now the first, official social media elections.

  • New book! Software Defined Mobile Networks: Beyond LTE Network Architecture

    Tue, 21.04.2015

    This book describes the concept of a Software Defined Mobile Network (SDMN), which will impact the network architecture of current LTE (3GPP) networks. SDN will also open up new opportunities for traffic, resource and mobility management, as well as impose new challenges on network security. Therefore, the book addresses the main affected areas such as traffic, resource and mobility management, virtualized traffics transportation, network management, network security and techno economic concepts. Moreover, a complete introduction to SDN and SDMN concepts.

  • Gap Filling as Exact Path Length Problem

    Wed, 01.04.2015

    An article titled "Gap Filling as Exact Path Length Problem" is to be presented at RECOMB 2015 - a leading computational biology conference with 21% acceptance ratio this year. 
    The problem considered is one of the last steps in a genome assembly project, that is, filling the gaps between consecutive contigs in the scaffolds.