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  • Giant leap in ABC inference scalability

    Sat, 17.09.2016

    HIIT scientists Michael Gutmann and Corander published a machine learning based ABC inference approach in the Journal of Machine Learning Research. Their method (BOLFI) is based on Bayesian optimization with Gaussian processes and is generally applicable to simulator models with intractable likelihoods. Without sacrificing accuracy, BOLFI speeds up posterior computation by 3-4 orders of magnitude compared with the state-of-the-art sequential Monte Carlo algorithms.

  • HIIT participated to the 10th International Workshop on Machine Learning in Systems Biology

    Fri, 16.09.2016

    10th International Workshop on Machine Learning in Systems Biology
    September 3-4 2016, World Forum, The Hague

    The tenth edition of MLSB was organized as a two-day satellite meeting before ECCB2016, the European Conference on Computational Biology (September 5-7, 2016) by Dick de Ridder and Aalt-Jan van Dijk (Wageningen University, The Netherlands) and Juho Rousu and Harri Lähdesmäki (Aalto University, Finland) at the World Foru

  • HIIT scientists present the most advanced GWAS method for bacteria to date

    Fri, 16.09.2016

    A HIIT-wide team led by professor Jukka Corander included several scientists from both UH and Aalto with a joint mission to create the most advanced and computationally best scalable method for genome-wide association (GWAS) studies in bacteria. The team had a close collaboration with the Pathogen Genomics Group at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute where GWAS is an important step towards unraveling the secrets behind evolution and success of numerous major human pathogens from large-scale population genomic data.

  • 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.

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