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
Jukka Suomela elected as a member for the EATCS council
Jukka Suomela has been elected as a member for the EATCS council. EATCS is the most important European scientific association in Theoretical Computer Science, organizing e.g. the International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming (ICALP) conference. https://www.eatcs.org/index.php/council
HICT organised a doctoral course: Pitch Training for ICT Research (1 credit)
The Helsinki Doctoral Education Network in Information and Communications Technology (HICT) is a collaborative doctoral education network coordinated by HIIT, and hosted jointly by Aalto University and the University of Helsinki. The network serves as a collaboration platform for doctoral education combining all the relevant subfields of computer science and information technology at Aalto University and the University of Helsinki.
Identifying controversies in social media
Aalto researchers have developed a method for quantifying controversies in social media. The method, developed by doctoral student Kiran Garimella and his colleagues, aims to help users understand their news diet and enrich their online news consumption.
Aalto Uni and Univ Helsinki renewed their contract regarding HIIT
Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT is a joint research institute of Aalto University and the University of Helsinki for basic and applied research on information technology. It was founded in 1999 by a contract of the two mother universities. In October 2015, the contract was renewed, securing HIIT's status and basic funding for future years. We are happy that the universities continue to prioritize their collaboration in the research areas covered by HIIT.
Best paper award at 2nd ACM Conference on Information-Centric Networking (ICN 2015)