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A video lecture by Samuel Kaski: Our research consortium develops user modeling methods for proactive applications. In this project we use machine learning methods for predicting users’ preferences from implicit relevance feedback. Our prototype application is information retrieval, where the feedback signal is measured from eye movements or user’s behavior. Relevance of a read text is extracted from the feedback signal with models learned from a collected data set.
Former HIIT researcher Mikko Välimäki defended successfully his doctoral thesis The Rise of Open Source Licensing. A Challenge to the Use of Intellectual Property in the Software Industry at the Helsinki University of Technology. The official opponent of the defence was Professor, PhD Thomas Riis from Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. Professsor Juha Laine acted as the custos. Completed at the Software Business and Engineering Laboratory at TKK, Välimäki's thesis was to a considerable degree based on his work in HIIT's MobileIPR and DE Core projects.
The National Technology Agency TEKES awarded first-year funding for the project Services for All (E!2023 ITEA S4ALL). The project aims at a vision of a world where digital services are made available to all citizens everywhere, at any time, in any condition and by anyone. For this, it will develop new technologies for service creation, customisation, deployment and provisioning. The project belongs to the ITEA cluster of the Eureka programme; the international consortium is led by Alcatel CIT. Apart from HIIT, other Finnish members of the consortium include Nokia and Capricode.
The National Technology Agency TEKES awarded first-year funding for the project Fuego Core 2005/2007: Future Mobile Middleware. The objective of the project is to develop middleware components for reconfigurable systems that enable adaptive, context-aware and personalized applications. The project is led by Professor Kimmo Raatikainen of the University of Helsinki and HIIT.
Perttu Virtanen from HIIT defended successfully his doctoral thesis in February at Lappeenranta University of Technology on the field of information law. Professor Mads Bryde Andersen from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark was the opponent and the custos was Professor Jukka Kemppinen from Lappeenranta University of Technology and HIIT. The thesis was titled Database rights in safe European home. The path to more rigorous protection of information.