• #DHH16 Helsinki Digital Humanities Hackathon

    Tue, 24.05.2016

    #DHH16 — Helsinki Digital Humanities Hackathon 2016 — was jointly organised by HIIT, University of Helsinki, and Aalto University on 16–20 May 2016.

  • GeoTopics Demo at WWW

    Wed, 11.05.2016

    Michael Mathioudakis attended the World Wide Web conference in Montreal to present a demonstration of the GeoTopics system. The system processes Foursquare check-ins for large cities around the world and distinguishes regions of different characteristics within them.

  • Popularize computational social science

    Thu, 05.05.2016

    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.

  • Social media image analysis for public health

    Wed, 04.05.2016

    Researchers in HIIT, CMU, and QCRI use deep-learning techniques and images from social-media platforms to monitor public health. More details are given in this blogpost and the research paper that will appear in CHI 2016.

  • Theoretical Breakthrough in Genome Assembly

    Mon, 02.05.2016

    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

    Fri, 29.04.2016

    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

    Tue, 22.03.2016

    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

    Wed, 09.03.2016

    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

    Thu, 03.03.2016

    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.

  • IWOCA 2016 - 27th International Workshop on Combinatorial Algorithms

    Thu, 03.03.2016

    IWOCA 2016 - 27th International Workshop on Combinatorial Algorithms will be held in Helsinki, Finland, 17-19 August, 2016.

    IWOCA is a forum for researchers who design algorithms for the myriad combinatorial problems that underlie computer applications in science, engineering and business.