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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 of the Department of Computer Science

Study Computer Science

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

Open positions

Open positions in the Department of Computer Science

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

Studies in the Department of Computer Science

The 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

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

Colin Boyd
Lectures and seminars

CS Forum: Colin Boyd, NTNU "Forward Secrecy and Offline-Assisted Group Key Exchange"

CS forum is a seminar series arranged at the CS department - open to everyone free-of-charge. Coffee is served at 14:00 and the talk begins at 14:15.
CS_defence_2 photo by Matti Ahlgren
Dissertations

Defence in the field of computer science, Lassi Haaranen, M.Sc.(Tech.)

The title of the dissertation is “Game-Related Learning and Exposure in Computer Science”
mikko raatikainen
Dissertations

Defence in the field of computer science, Mikko Raatikainen, M.Sc.(Tech.)

The title of the dissertation is "On the Practice of Modeling Software Variability”
CS_defence photo by Matti Ahlgren
Dissertations

Defence in the field of computer science, Heli Kautonen, TaM

The title of the dissertation is "BAIST-viitemalli julkista arvoa tuottavaan digitaaliseen palvelun käyttäjäkeskeiseen suunnitteluun"

News

Smart Art - Mixing art and AI
Research & Art Published:

Mixing art and artificial intelligence

Artists have for long been quick to experiment, use and misuse new technologies--but does AI mean the end of human-made art?
FCAI
Research & Art Published:

Significant boost for AI research from the Academy of Finland

The Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence (FCAI) has been selected as a Flagship of the Academy of Finland, which is a status granted to very few selected centers of excellence with high societal impact.
Quantum Garden
Studies Published:

Quantum Technology studies begin at Aalto – Pioneering physics student Artturi Jalli is already programming the IBM quantum computer

The unique Quantum Technology major takes you to the forefront of the ongoing quantum revolution in computation, communication, sensing, and simulation.
Aalto SCI Alumna of the Year and SCI Awardees 2018
Research & Art, Studies Published:

Sustainable ideas and inspiring people presented with Aalto SCI Alumna of the Year and SCI Awards 2018

SCI Alumna 2018 Annu Nieminen is an entrepreneur with a passion to encourage companies in maximizing the positive impact on the society. SCI awardees are described as inspirational, helpful, patient, and knowledgeable persons in the community.

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

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. Mon-Thu 7.45-20.00, Fri 7.45-20.00.

Maarintie 8 at Aalto University campus