HIIT Open Programming Contest
#DHH16 Helsinki Digital Humanities Hackathon
GeoTopics Demo at WWW
Popularize computational social science
Helsingin Sanomat, the leading newspaper in Finland, run a full page story of Digivaalit 2015 and computational tools in social science. The story is based on interview with Matti Nelimarkka (HIIT) and Salla-Maaria Laaksonen (University of Helsinki, Faculty of Social Science). They describe details of the methods used to examine agenda influencers during the 2015 elections - results which were published e.g. in Helsingin Sanomat.
Theoretical Breakthrough in Genome Assembly
One of the oldest bioinformatics problems is to reconstruct the genome of a species from short fragments, such as those produced by high-throughput sequencing. Due to various technical limitations, it is currently impossible to fully reconstruct an entire genome. State-of-the-art genome assemblers in fact produce long genomic fragments that are "guaranteed" to occur in the genome that generated the data.
Film screening: Code - Debugging Gender Gap
The Silicon Valley wisdom says that software is eating the world. However, in major US companies women are not working on software. Facebook reports 15% of its technical workforce being female, Twitter 10% and the US national avarage is around 23%. This is known as the gender gab in technology fields.
HIIT Director nominated as a chairman of Ministry of Education's collaboration forum of scientific computing
Professor Petri Myllymäki, HIIT Director, was nominated as a chairman of Ministry of Education's collaboration forum of scientific computing. The main task of the forum is to steer the activities of CSC. Professor Keijo Heljanko, HIIT programme director, was nominated as a member of the forum.
More information (in Finnish).
Postdoctoral Researchers and Research Fellow positions in Computer Science
Aalto University and the University of Helsinki, the two leading universities in Finland within computer science and information technology, are looking for several researchers in Computer Science in the following areas:
HIIT Open programming contest 2016
Can you solve algorithmic programming challenges, efficiently and correctly, in practice, as a team, under time pressure?
- open to everyone
- for teams of up to 3 members
- 5 hours time
- about 10 algorithmic programming challenges to solve
The contest is open to everyone, including university students, high-school students, and teams from companies.