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.
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
The algorithms research area studies the paradigms and principles of computation.
The data science research area fuses computer science, statistics and applied mathematics to solve application problems in a data-driven manner.
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.
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).
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.
The software engineering field studies the activities, processes and practices that create software artifacts, as well as the actual artifacts created.
Visual computing and HCI research focuses on computer systems that perceive the world and augment human perception, with the goal of easing life.
Special Seminar: Diptarka Chakraborty "Edit Distance: Constant-factor approximation, Embedding and Streaming"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 (sharp!) in hall AS1, TUAS building.
Special Seminar: Elisa Mekler "Mattering and Feeling: Motivational and Emotional Aspects of User Experience and Games"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 (sharp!) in hall AS1, TUAS building.
CS Dissertation: Jarno Lintusaari reveals recent developments in approximate computational inferenceIn his doctoral thesis Jarno Lintusaari modeled the complex spread of tuberculosis with Approximate Bayesian computation (ABC) methods and he was one of the main developers of openly available software tool ELFI
Nation-wide competence center for AI in Finland.
Research institute for basic and applied research on information technology.
Collaborative doctoral education network
Strategic initiative to ensure excellence in information security research and education.
Where to find us
Computer Science Building is located at Otaniemi campus, some groups have premises at neighbouring Maarintie 8 building