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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
Open positions
Department of Computer Science photo Matti Ahlgren

Research into reducing online filter-bubbles receives European funding boost

In a new 5-year project, funded by the European Research Council (ERC), Professor Gionis and his team will study how users shut themselves into closed off communities.

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Social Media Aalto University Computer Science

€32 million funding boost for Smart Cities Research in Tallinn & Helsinki

Smart Cities Centre of Excellence to be established as a joint project between Tallinn University of Technology and Aalto University

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Image: Mikko Raskinen.

Aalto Computer Science placed 7th in Europe in the U.S. News ranking

Aalto University’s Computer Science reached to TOP 10 in Europe this year in the U.S. News, NTU and Shanghai rankings.

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Aalto University Computer Science Ranking U.S.News

Events

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Lectures and seminars

Special Seminar: Lassi Haaranen "Broadening Automated Assessment: Improving Learning Experiences with Computing Education Research"

This talk is arranged at the Department of Computer Science and it's open to everyone free-of-charge. The talk will take place at 09:00 in lecture room TU3, TUAS building.
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Lectures and seminars

Special Seminar: Arto Hellas "Modern Education Race: Digital Education, Massive Open Online Courses, Microdegrees"

This talk is arranged at the Department of Computer Science and it's open to everyone free-of-charge. The talk will take place at 14:00 in lecture room TU3, TUAS building.
Lectures and seminars

OR afternoon 23.4.2019: How are OR and AI methods used in topical operations management problems?

This OR afternoon of Aalto Centre for Operations Research (ACOR) discusses the ongoing trend of using modern data-based analytics techniques together with operations research methods and models to turn descriptive data and forecasts based on it into decision recommendations especially in topical problems faced in operations management. Join us to learn and discuss about these topics and meet students, business representatives and researchers interested in the subjects!
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Lectures and seminars

Special Seminar: Antti Laaksonen "How to Teach Programming?"

This talk is arranged at the Department of Computer Science and it's open to everyone free-of-charge. The talk will take place at 09:00 in lecture room AS3, TUAS building.

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

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

News

Vesi-ilmapallojen heittopeli. Kuva: Matti Ahlgren.
Studies Published:
Max Sjöblom_Aalto_photo by Matti Ahlgren
Research & Art, Studies Published:

Getting a PhD in watching Twitch: exploring why millions watch people play video games

In his doctoral dissertation, Max Sjöblom examines services like YouTube and Twitch and tries to understand why people keep watching others play video games
Jussi Rintanen
Research & Art Published:

Jussi Rintanen knows how to find the right option from among the countless possibilities

Algorithm-based artificial intelligence can help optimise bus routes, factories and work shift lists. It can also be used to automate the much of current software development.
Image: Mikko Raskinen.
Cooperation, Press releases Published:

€32 million funding boost for Smart Cities Research in Tallinn & Helsinki

Smart Cities Centre of Excellence to be established as a joint project between Tallinn University of Technology and Aalto University

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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

Related Units

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Nation-wide competence center for AI in Finland.

FCAI

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Helsinki-Aalto Center for Information Security

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

HAIC
Updated 18.4.2019
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