Sasu Tarkoma, the new Head of the Department at the University of Helsinki
The post of Head of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Helsinki has become vacant since Professor Jukka Paakki announced that he will retire from the post on 1 January 2016.
After receiving the preparation committee’s proposition, the dean of the Faculty of Science decided to propose to the rector that Professor Sasu Tarkoma be appointed the head of the Department of Computer Science from 1 January for the rest of the present period.
Jorma Ollila Grants and Nokia Scholarships for HIIT researchers
Jorma Ollila fund, launched year 2014, has been created in Nokia Foundation to support recently graduated doctors to further develop their research career. The personal grants are awarded for gaining international experience for a period of 1-3 years. In addition to financial support, the new fund and Nokia Foundation will support the selected applicants through its contact network.
Andrei Gurtov named distinguished scientist of the ACM
ACM is the main professional organization in computer science, and this prestigious award is given first time to Aalto University researchers.
In selecting 49 computing leaders as 2015 ACM Distinguished Members, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world’s leading association of computing professionals, is highlighting how the work of these innovators is changing the world.
Best Paper Award at the 15th Koli Calling Conference on Computing Education Research
Agile Education Research Group (RAGE) along with Arto Klami was awarded the best paper award at the 15th Koli Calling Conference on Computing Education Research (ACM).
HIIT at Slush 2015
Researchers from the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT participated to Slush.
In 2015, Slush brought together 15.000 attendees, including 1.700 startups, 800 venture capital investors and 630 journalists from exactly 100 countries. People from more than half of the world’s countries traveled to the cold and dark Helsinki, with the ambition of taking their business to the next level.
ReCon based on a platform called Meddle
Mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets have fundamentally changed the way we interact with the Internet—and each other—in many positive ways. Underlying this enormous success are several core challenges that remain difficult to address.
New Academy grant for Prof. Jussi Kangasharju
New Academy grant for Prof. Jussi Kangasharju: Cloud Computing as an Enabler of Large Scale Variable Distributed Energy Solutions (BC-DC)
There are five collaborating partners in the 5-year BC-DC project funded by the Strategic Research Council.
New Academy of Finland Project for Professor Hannu Toivonen
New Academy of Finland Project for Professor Hannu Toivonen: Digital language typology (DLT)
The project Digital Language Typology (DLT) is part of the Finnish Academy Digital Humanities programme, which includes "novel methods and techniques in which digital technologies and state-of-the-art computational science methods are used for collecting, managing, and analysing data in humanities and social sciences research." Please see http://www.aka.fi/digihum for more details.
Social scientists are coding - again
Mon, 16.11.2015Data science - as it is called nowadays – creates new skill requirements to various of fields, most importantly programming and computational thinking. To accelerate the change at Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki, HIIT staff is involved in research and teaching activities.
Juho Rousu talks about research on the metabolites search engine at YLE TV1 Prisma Studio Nov 4