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Department of Computer Science

Department of Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science provides world-class research and education in modern computer science to foster future science, engineering and society. The work combines fundamental research with innovative applications.

With 44 professors and more than 400 employees it is the largest department at Aalto University and the largest Computer Science unit in Finland. It is routinely ranked among the top 10 Computer Science departments in Europe and in the top 100 globally. The department is part of the School of Science in Aalto University, located on the Otaniemi campus.

PML Research Group in Department of Computer Science

Contact information

Contact information for Department of Computer Science

Faculty

Professors and lecturers in Department of Computer Science

Study Computer Science

Department of Computer Science provides education on Bachelor, Master and Doctoral levels.

Open positions

Open positions

Aalto University Computer Science Ranking U.S.News

Among top 10 in Europe

Computer Science subject in Aalto University ranked at #7 in Europe at U.S.News 2019 Best Global Universities Ranking.

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PML Research Group in Department of Computer Science

Study in Department of Computer Science

Department of Computer Science provides education on Bachelor, Master and Doctoral levels.

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Research

The research activities of the department are organized in seven research areas  (listed below), selected to focus on key scientific challenges presented by the fast digitalising world. In all the research areas we embrace theory and applications, enabling high impact scientific discovery as well as socially relevant applications.

Department facilitates also several active research groups

Research groups in the Department of Computer Science

 

Research areas

Algorithms

The algorithms research area studies the paradigms and principles of computation.

Aalto University/Aki-Pekka Sinikoski

Data science

The data science research area fuses computer science, statistics and applied mathematics to solve application problems in a data-driven manner.

Aalto University/Aki-Pekka Sinikoski

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Machine learning, the core technology underlying many recent breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence (AI), is one of the strengths of Aalto University, with a long history starting from neural network pioneers Teuvo Kohonen and Erkki Oja.

Aalto university / kuva: Aino Huovio

Mobile and Distributed Systems

The mobile and distributed systems research focuses on the challenges brought by the large growth in data volumes through digitalization of society, and the huge increase in connected devices through Internet of Things (IoT).

Aalto University/Aino Huovio

Security and Privacy

Our research aims to provide both a fundamental understanding of security and privacy issues, and practical solutions to enhance the security and privacy of real-world systems.

Aalto University/Lasse Lecklin

Software Engineering

The software engineering field studies the activities, processes and practices that create software artifacts, as well as the actual artifacts created.

Aalto University/Unto Rautio

Visual Computing and Human Computer Interaction

Visual computing and HCI research focuses on computer systems that perceive the world and augment human perception, with the goal of easing life.

Aalto University/Unto Rautio

Events

Some-ilmiöt
Lectures and seminars

Lecture series: Sosiaalisen median ilmiöt

This open lecture series, Sosiaalisen median ilmiöt (Social media phenomena), is organized by the Information Networks Program of Aalto University.
Quantum Wheel
Exhibitions and fairs

Engage with physicists, game developers, and quantum art during the Quantum Wheel weekend 15.-17.2.

From 15th until 17th February 2019 the Helsinki SkyWheel and Allas Sea Pool are the base for the 5th Quantum Game Jam; an intensive weekend during which game makers and physicists get together with the aim of creating games that harness the nature of quantum mechanics.
MLCS
Lectures and seminars

MLCS: Laura Ruotsalainen, "Securing Pedestrians in Autonomous Traffic Ecosystems of Smart Cities"

Machine Learning Coffee seminars are weekly seminars held jointly by the Aalto University and the University of Helsinki. The seminars aim to gather people from different fields of science with interest in machine learning. Seminars will be held weekly on Mondays at 9 am – 10 am.
Heli Kautonen dissertation
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of computer science, Heli Kautonen, MA

A Model for User-Centred Design Management in the Public Sector

News

Artificial intelligence ARTIST - Jari Järvi/Aalto University
Press releases, Research & Art Published:

Artificial intelligence ARTIST instantly captures materials’ properties

New approach holds potential to slash research and development costs for designer materials and technologies of the future
Students discussing their ideas at a Hackathon
Campus, Research & Art Published:

Hacker students as micro-operators at COMNET 5G IoThon in May

One hundred master and doctoral students will develop 5G and IoT application during the first weekend in May. There are still a few places available for corporate partners!
Smart Art - Machine learning imperfections in materials
Research & Art Published:

Making computer-generated images look just right

Machine learning imperfections in materials
Henrik Lievonen ja Miska Kananen. Kuva: Matti Ahlgren.
Studies Published:

Finnish Olympiad in Informatics announces winners: a study place and international contests as incentives for secondary school students

Finnish Olympiad in Informatics 2019 winners are Santeri Toivonen, Roope Salmi and Olli Järviniemi. The competition may guarantee a study place at a university for the best competitors or take them to international programming competitions.

Related Units

Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence

Nation-wide competence center for AI in Finland.

FCAI

Helsinki Institute for Information Technology

Research institute for basic and applied research on information technology.

HIIT

Helsinki-Aalto Center for Information Security

Strategic initiative to ensure excellence in information security research and education.

HAIC

Where to find us

Computer Science Building is located at Otaniemi campus, some groups have premises at neighbouring Maarintie 8 building

Computer Science building

Address: Konemiehentie 2
T-talo (T building)
Mon-Thu 7.45-20.00, Fri 7.45-18.00

CS Building, Aalto University

Maarintie 8

Formerly TUAS building.
Address: Maarintie 8
Mon-Thu 7.45-20.00, Fri 7.45-20.00.

Maarintie 8 at Aalto University campus