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Tenure track or tenured position in machine learning, probabilistic modelling or data mining

Tenure track or tenured position in machine learning, probabilistic modelling or data mining

The position is located at Aalto University, Department of Information and Computer Science (http://ics.tkk.fi/en/), Helsinki, Finland, and is open to outstanding individuals who hold a doctorate and have excellent potential for a successful scientific career. Candidates in the areas of machine learning, probabilistic modelling and data mining are especially welcome.



Visitors at HIIT: Bernardo Huberman, Jorma Rissanen, Peter Auer

Well known visitors at HIIT:

Bernardo Huberman at ICS Forum / Physics Colloquium on Thu 6 Oct 2011, giving a talk "Social Media and Attention" and visiting HIIT Innopoli on Fri 7 Oct 2011.

Jorma Rissanen at ALT/DS 2011 conference on Fri 7 Oct 2011, giving a talk "Optimal Estimation"



Best Paper Award to Gayle Leen, Jaakko Peltonen and Samuel Kaski

Dr. Gayle Leen (now at deCODE genetics, Reykjavik), Docent Jaakko Peltonen and Professor Samuel Kaski of HIIT won the Award for Best Paper in Machine Learning at ECML PKDD 2011, the European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases. The winning paper, titled "Focused Multi-task Learning Using Gaussian Processes", presents a computational method for enhancing performance on a target task by asymmetrically making use of data from other tasks.



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HIIT receives award for Best Note at the MobileHCI'11

Research by Joanna Bergstrom-Lehtovirta, Antti Oulasvirta, and Stephen Brewster received the award for Best Note at MobileHCI'11 in Stockholm, Sweden. The paper studied the effect of increasing walking speed on target acquisition performance on a touchscreen device. 

Reference to the paper:

Bergstrom-Lehtovirta, J., Oulasvirta, & Brewster, S. (2011). The effect of walking on target acquisition on a touchscreen interface. Proceedings of Mobile HCI 2011, ACM Press, New York.

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