Digivaalit 2015 final seminar

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2016-04-07 16:30 to 18:30
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Päivälehden museo, Ludviginkatu 2-4, Helsinki
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(English summary only, the event will be in Finnish.)

Digivaalit 2015 analyzed the use of the digital media and agenda setting processes in the Finnish parliamentary elections in 2015. We study the normalization of agenda control and apply computational techniques in social science context.

Normalization hypothesis suggests that the practices in online media will be formed and transformed by the practices in offline media. Agenda setting and agenda building theories discuss who are able to define what is discussed and presented in the media.  These can be combined to ask "who defines the agenda around the elections?²

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Digivaalit 2015 on monitieteinen tutkimushanke, jossa on selvitetty isojen datamassojen ja laskennallisen yhteiskuntatieteen menetelmien avulla verkkojulkisuuden vaikutusta median agendaan viime eduskuntavaaleissa. Niin kutsutun normalisaatiohypoteesin mukaan perinteiset valtarakenteet vaikuttavat myös verkkojulkisuudessa ja sosiaalisessa mediassa. Hankkeessa on selvitetty, miten julkisessa, poliittisessa mediakeskustelussa olevat aiheet määräytyvät ja kuka niitä hallitsee. Voivatko poliitikot vaikuttaa siihen, mistä
verkkojulkisuudessa puhutaan? Mitä on vaikuttajuus verkossa?

Seminaarissa esitellään hankkeen keskeisimmät tulokset ja niistä keskustellaan paneelissa, jossa on edustajia politiikasta, mediasta, järjestökentältä ja yliopistomaailmasta. Lisäksi tutkimushankkeessa tehdyt pro gradu -tutkielmat ovat esillä postereina museon tiloissa.

Lisätietoja hankkeen sivuilta ja blogista.

OHJELMA

16:30 Tilaisuuden avaus
Yliasiamies Ulla Koski, Helsingin Sanomain Säätiö

16:40 Kuka vaikutti verkkojulkisuuden agendaan eduskuntavaalien alla? Miten ehdokkaat vuorovaikuttivat verkossa keskenään ja kansalaisten
kanssa?

Tutkijat Salla-Maaria Laaksonen ja Matti Nelimarkka

17:30 Paneelikeskustelu verkkojulkisuudesta ja politiikasta
Kansanedustaja ja puheenjohtaja Ville Niinistö, Vihreät
Kansanedustaja Hanna Sarkkinen, Vasemmistoliitto
Poliittinen suunnittelija Jussi Salonranta, Kokoomus
Tiedottaja Outi Puukko, Kepa ry.
Politiikan toimittaja Tommi Parkkonen, Iltalehti
Paneelin vetää tutkimusjohtaja, professori Mikko Villi

18:30 Posterinäyttely, vapaata keskustelua ja seurustelua

Vp. viimeistään 31.3.2016 sirpa.ikonen at hssaatio.fi

Tutkimuksen ovat toteuttaneet Tietotekniikan tutkimuslaitos HIIT (Aalto-yliopisto) ja Viestinnän tutkimuskeskus CRC (Helsingin yliopisto) Helsingin Sanomain Säätiön tuella. Hanke on käynnissä 1.1.2015-31.3.2016. Hankkeen johtajina toimivat principal scientist, johtaja Marko Turpeinen (HIIT) ja tutkimusjohtaja, professori Mikko Villi (CRC / Jyväskylän yliopisto).

Citizen Mindscape Connect Lab

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2016-03-31 10:00 to 12:30
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Open Innovation House, Otaniementie 19-21
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Citizen Mindscapes- tutkimuskollektiivi kokoontuu keskustelemaan avoimen tieteen hengessä Suomi24-aineistosta ja kansalaisten mielenliikkeiden analyysistä. Tavoitteena on tutustua, kertoa mitä teemme tai tahdomme tehdä tutkimuskollektiivissa sekä löytää tutkimuksellisia yhteyksiä ja yhteistyökumppaneita.

Tilaisuus järjestetään Pecha Kucha-periaatteella:  Tervetuloa kertomaan tutkimuksestasi, kiinnostuksistasi, menetelmästäsi ja osallistumisestasi kollektiiviin toimintaan. Aikaa puheenvuorolle on 6 min 40 s.

Tilaisuuteen mahtuu noin 10-15 puheenvuoroa. Lisäksi luvassa keskustelua pienryhmissä.

Kollektiivin tutkimusblogi: http://blogs.helsinki.fi/citizenmindscapes/

Computing for the Future of the Planet

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Andrew Hopper
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Guest lecture
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2016-04-29 16:15 to 17:15
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Linus Torvalds Auditorium (B123), University of Helsinki, Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2b, Helsinki
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The next lecture in the Helsinki Distinguished Lecture Series on Future Information Technology will be given by Professor Andrew Hopper, University of Cambridge, UK.

The lecture is free of charge and open to everyone interested in the latest research in information technology. The lecture will be followed by an informal cocktail event.

Please register by clicking here by Monday, 25 April 2016 (for logistic purposes).

https://www.helsinki.fi/fi/unitube/video/20518

Computing for the Future of the Planet

Abstract

Digital technology is becoming an indispensable and crucial component of our lives, society, and the physical environment.

A framework for the role of computing in dealing with sustainability of the planet will be presented.  The framework has a number of goals: an optimal digital infrastructure, sensing and optimising the physical world with a global model, guaranteeing the performance of indispensable systems, and digital alternatives to physical activities.

Practical industrial examples will be given as well as longer-term research goals.

About the Speaker

Andy Hopper is Professor of Computer Technology at the University of Cambridge and Head of Department of the Computer Laboratory. His research interests include computer networking, pervasive and sensor-driven computing, and using computers to ensure the sustainability of the planet.

Andy Hopper has pursued academic and industrial careers simultaneously. In the academic career he has worked at the Computer Laboratory and the Department of Engineering at Cambridge. In the industrial context he has co-founded over a dozen spin-outs and start-ups, three of which floated on stock markets, as well as working for multinational companies. He is Chairman of RealVNC Group. The companies he co-founded have received numerous Queen's Awards for Enterprise and the MacRobert Award.

Professor Hopper received the BSc degree from the University College of Swansea (1974) and the PhD degree from the University of Cambridge (1978). He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (1996) and of the Royal Society (2006). He was made a CBE for services to the computer industry (2007). He is a past President of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (2012). In 2014 the Science Council named him as one of UK's "100 Leading Practising Scientists", and the Sunday Times listed him as one of the "100 most influential Britons of the modern age".

 

 

IWOCA 2016 - 27th International Workshop on Combinatorial Algorithms

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2016-08-17 09:00 to 2016-08-19 17:00
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Helsinki, Finland
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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.

  • A special issue of selected papers will be published in the journal Theory of Computing Systems.
  • There will be a Best Student Paper award, sponsored by the EATCS. Please see the rules for eligibility.
  • As in past editions, the proceedings of IWOCA 2016 will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.
  • The main conference will be 17 August to 19 August (Wednesday to Friday).
  • There will be an edition of the StringMasters workshop on 16 August (Tuesday), free to all IWOCA attendees.

The workshop is partially funded by HIIT ADA.

More information about IWOCA 2016.

 

HIIT Kumpula Seminar: Making things the hard way - Turing complete interior design

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Rami Luisto
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HIIT seminar
Doctoral dissertation
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2016-04-01 10:15 to 11:00
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Exactum B119
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Abstact:

We begin by studying a worst way to hang a painting on a wall. Encouraged by this unusual hanging method we advance to consider how to build a simple computing 'machine' by hanging paintings. Abstract mathematical ideas of knot theory and homotopy theory will be mentioned in passing, but the focus will be in concrete objects.

Bio:

Rami Luisto is a tall fourth year graduate student in pure mathematics defending his thesis this Spring. His research mainly focuses in metric- and Riemannian geometry, but sometimes he gets excited about curious factoids outside his immediate field and proceeds to go completely overboard with them.

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