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Digitalisation & ICT

Digital technologies like AI and 5G cut through the whole society, from education to medicine and economics.
Aalto X Reality Keynote PiP by Matti Ahlgren
Aalto X Reality event in 2018. Photo by Matti Ahlgren.

This area represents 25–35% of the scientific publications and university education in the field of information and communications technology (ICT) and digitalization in Finland.

This forms the foundation for our spearhead in Finland’s drive towards the technological transformation of many aspects of society – from new consumer services to media, entertainment, education, health care, retail, and several areas of industry.

Research in ICT and digitalisation relates to both theory and practice: computational and mathematical sciences, software and hardware technologies, secure communications, digital media, services, and engineering and management across technologies and industrial sectors.

This combination provides an excellent launching pad for interdisciplinary innovations. For instance, digitalisation and social media are topics which may only be profoundly understood via multidisciplinary viewpoints combining arts, business, science and technology.

Focus areas

  • Big data
  • Software, business and cybersecurity
  • Digital services
  • 5G and telecommunications
  • Industrial Internet

Autonomous Systems Talks

A series of talks on the future (and present) of autonomous systems: Recorded talks available!

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Autonomous Systems Talks: Online Series

Upcoming events

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Online event

Opportunities and Challenges for People with Disabilities on the Web

Act on the Provision of Digital Services, W3C WCAG 2.1 AA level and digital accessibility. Broaden your understanding of the EU web accessibility directive, usability for people with disabilities, training IT staff in higher education and how to include accessibility in IT architecture.
MLCS
Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Machine Learning Coffee Seminar

Weekly seminars organized by Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence (FCAI)
MLCS
Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Machine Learning Coffee Seminar

Weekly seminars organized by Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence (FCAI)
MLCS
Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Machine Learning Coffee Seminar

Weekly seminars organized by Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence (FCAI)

Flagships and Centres of Excellence

FCAI Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence

Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence FCAI

FCAI is a nation-wide competence center for Artificial Intelligence in Finland, initiated by Aalto University, University of Helsinki, and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.

Image Credit: Quantum Flagship/H. Ritsch.

Quantum Technology Finland – The National Centre of Excellence

The national Quantum Technology Finland (QTF) Centre of Excellence brings together scientific and technological excellence and cutting-edge research infrastructures to harness quantum phenomena in solid-state-based quantum devices and applications.

Research infrastructure

MAGICS-infrastruktuuri mahdollistaa virtuaalitodellisuuden hyödyntämisen muun muassa taiteellisissa esityksissä. Kuva: Aalto Studios.

MAGICS – Media – Arts – Games – Interaction – Computing – Science

MAGICS is an infrastructure network to support research into motion recording, and virtual environments. It is a joint effort of Aalto University, Tampere University and the University of the Arts Helsinki.

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Science-IT

Science-IT provides infrastructure for high-level computational research at Aalto University and is coordinated by the School of Science.

Services
Aalto Studios at Aalto University weaves together the players of the creative economy: designers, filmmakers, youtubers, game developers, performing artists, educators, angel investors, public-sector operators and more… in Finland, Scandinavia, Europe and beyond.

Aalto Studios

Aalto Studios weaves together the players of the creative economy: designers, filmmakers, YouTubers, game developers, performing artists, educators, angel investors, public-sector operators, and more in Finland, Scandinavia, Europe, and beyond.

Research and learning infrastructures
Anturipiiri

Aalto Electronics-ICT - Electronics test facilities

School of Electrical Engineering offers 4 electronic test facilities

Services

Featured research bodies

HIIT

Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT

HIIT is a joint research institute of Aalto University and the University of Helsinki for basic and applied research on information technology.

HAIC

Helsinki-Aalto Institute for Cybersecurity

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

Industrial Internet Campus is a co-innovation lab for students, researchers and companies

Industrial Internet Campus

Aalto University Industrial Internet Campus (AIIC) is a platform for students, researchers, and companies to innovate and co-create smart, connected products and services. Industrial Internet Campus enables multidisciplinary research, education and innovation together with industrial partners.

Aalto University/Unto Rautio

5G Research

The “5G Research @ Aalto” consists of multidisciplinary research groups from different departments and schools at Aalto University.

Aalto Media Lab

Aalto Media Lab

The Media Lab was founded in 1994 and is now a part of the Department of Media at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture of the Aalto University.

virtual acoustics research group doing measurements in a concert hall

Virtual Acoustics

Professor Tapio Lokki

Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics
Image from remote site: acas.fi

Aalto Center for Autonomous Systems

ACAS combines Aalto expertise on various fields to tackle challenging systems-related research problems related to the autonomous operation of networked machines.

Key research area contact

Krisztina Cziner

Krisztina Cziner

Palvelupäällikkö
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