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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

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Faculty

Professors and lecturers in Department of Computer Science

Department of Computer Science photo Matti Ahlgren

Study Computer Science

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

Department of Computer Science photo Matti Ahlgren

Open positions

Work with us!

Department of Computer Science photo Matti Ahlgren
Aalto University Computer Science Ranking U.S.News

Among top 10 in Europe

Aalto University’s Computer Science has reached to TOP 10 in Europe.

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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

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.
SpecialSeminar_AaltoEvent
Lectures and seminars

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.
SpecialSeminar_AaltoEvent
Lectures and seminars

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.
Lectures and seminars

Colloquium: Explaining consciousness in terms of information - Lecture by Professor Pylkkänen

The talk provides a brief overview of consciousness studies and then considers how consciousness can be understood in the light of two approaches that make an appeal to information.

News

Annu Nieminen
Research & Art Published:

International Women's Day alumni seminar stirs up discussion of neural networks and peace

The topics covered in the alumni seminar also included new business models and the societal impact of AI and digitalisation.
Jarno_Lintusaari_Aalto_University_photo_Matti_Ahlgren
Research & Art, Studies Published:

CS Dissertation: Jarno Lintusaari reveals recent developments in approximate computational inference

In 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
Twitter-konferenssi kokoaa yhteen aivokuvantamisen asiantuntijoita eri puolilta maailmaa. Kuva: Baran Aydogan.
Press releases Published:

World-leading neuroscientists gathered on Twitter for online research conference

Scientific conferences are expensive, time-consuming and often involve a heavy carbon footprint. Luckily, there are alternatives
Image: Mikko Raskinen.
Press releases Published:

Bugs or dust? New method quickly reveals whether a surface is truly clean

By combining artificial intelligence and hyperspectral imaging, we can make sure facilities are clean during norovirus and flu season—cutting cleaning costs and reducing use of disinfectants

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
Updated 21.3.2019
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