Our faculty works on various areas of theoretical computer science and its applications to algorithm engineering and other sciences such as DNA computation. Our faculty and students have won various prestigious awards, including the best paper awards in FOCS (2019), UCNC (2018), ICALP (2017) and DISC (2017), as well as two ERC starting grants (2014 and 2017).

Research Areas

  • Algebraic Algorithms
  • Approximation Algorithms
  • Combinatorial Optimization
  • Cryptography, Security & Complexity
  • Distributed and Parallel Computing
  • Natural Computation
  • Parameterized Algorithms

Research Groups

Combinatorics of Efficient Computation

Distributed Algorithms

Natural Computation

Sums of Products (Group leader:Mikko Koivisto, University of Helsinki)

Helsinki Logic Group (Group leader: Juha Kontinen, University of Helsinki)