Kick-off event of HiDATA – Helsinki Centre for Data Science

HiDATA is a joint hub of the two participating universities the University of Helsinki and Aalto University and it is supported by the Academy of Finland.

Date: Tuesday 29th May, 9:00-15:00,
Venue: Tiedekulma – Think Corner, Yliopistonkatu 4

HiDATA kick-off will give you an overview of data science as a new interdisciplinary field focusing on methodologies for extracting knowledge and insights from data thus contributing to different areas of science.

Helsinki Centre for Data Science (HiDATA) is a world-class hub of Data Science in Helsinki and it builds on the pioneering scientific results of the community and paves way for new breakthrough results across disciplines. The overarching goal of HiDATA is to leverage the synergies of the network in solving significant societal and industrial challenges related to data analysis.

HiDATA kick-off event is free but we have only 200 seats available so please register by 25th May.


09:00-12:00 Keynotes, HiDATA overview and research highlights (Kaarle Hämeri Chancellor/UH, Aapo Hyvärinen UCL/UH, Kimmo Koski, CEO of CSC, etc.)

13:00-15:00 Group work and summary of the group by the chair

Programme will have two parts and you may participate in one or two of them. The final programme will be published soon on the event webpage.

For more information about HiDATA kick-off, please contact liaison manager Jan Myller, tel. +358 50 318 5621,

See also the official HiDATA web site at