Department of Computer Science

Department of Computer Science

World-class research and education in modern computer science to foster future science, engineering and society

Detail at Computer Science Building / Yksityiskohta Tietotekniikan talosta / photo Aalto University, Matti Ahlgren
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New semantic portal gives meaning to parliamentary data

Researchers have amassed every speech ever held in the Finnish parliament into a semantic portal called ParliamentSampo to help journalists, researchers and the public to understand and oversee democracy.
Professor Janne Lindqvist looking at the camera in a black blazer
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Janne Lindqvist has started as the Head of the Department of Computer Science

Associate Professor Janne Lindqvist is a staunch proponent of curious, enjoyable, and meaningful pursuits in work, research, and studies.
Mustavalkoisessa arkistokuvassa Teuvo Kohonen istuu vanhanaikaisen tietokoneen äärellä.
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Finnish pioneer in artificial intelligence

At the beginning of the 1980s, Teuvo Kohonen started thinking about how the human brain processed information – and came up with a significant milestone in artificial intelligence studies: the self-organising map.
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Participatory research to improve artificial intelligence based public sector services and empower citizens

Multidisciplinary research team invites citizens, civil servants and software developers to identify risks and potential of algorithmic services – and helps providers address upcoming EU regulations
Kuvituskuvassa on vaaleanpunaisella pohjalla mustavalkoiset ihmiskasvot ja niiden yläpuolella sinisävyinen piirroskuva aivoista. Kasvojen ympärillä on yksittäisiä sanoja kuten "jungle" ja "tomato" sekä aivosähkökäyrää symboloiva aaltoviiva.
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Artificial intelligence to assist the brain

Neuroscience and neurotechnology are gaining a fresh ally in the form of artificial intelligence, which can assess dementia risk and enhance the effectiveness of depression treatments.

A young girl in mid-jump on a trampoline. She is facing away from the camera with her knees up and her arms extended. Facing the trampoline is a television showing a video game in which the young girl is in mid-jump above another character.
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Augmented reality turns climbing walls and trampolines into games

By enhancing ordinary activities, augmented reality can help motivate kids to move

About the department

World-class research and education in modern computer science to foster future science, engineering and society. The work combines fundamental research with innovative applications.

Computer Science building / Tietotekniikan talo / photo Aalto University, Matti Ahlgren

Research areas

Research areas in the Department of Computer Science

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Faculty members

Professors and lecturers.

Professor Arno Solin holding lecture on Machine Learning in Aalto University

Education

Computer Science education on Bachelor, Master and Doctoral levels.

Department of Computer Science photo Matti Ahlgren

Contact information: Department of Computer Science

Contact information for Department of Computer Science

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Computer Science News Highlights publications

Yearly publication of research highlights.

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Kahvit näppikselle

Podcast about how computer science is involved in basically everything. The language of the podcast is Finnish.

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Follow Computer Science research in Aalto University

Events

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Public defences

Public defence in Computer Science, M.Sc. (Tech) Aleksi Lukkarinen

Advances in Teaching Event-driven Programming
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Public defences

Public defence in Computer Science, Amin Babadi

Title of the doctoral thesis is "Advances in Optimizing Physically Simulated Movements"
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Lectures and seminars

Creative Technologies Seminar

A new seminar series focusing on creative technologies starts in Autumn 2022 at Aalto University.
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Public defences

Public defence in Computer Science, M.Sc. (Tech) Topi Paananen

Title of the doctoral thesis is "Computational methods for Bayesian model assessment"

Regular seminar series

Brain & Mind Computational Seminar

Artificial intelligence, neuroscience, human behavior, and digital humanities.

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Critical AI & Crisis Interrogatives (CRAI-CIS) Seminar

Critical perspectives on artificial intelligence and HCI.

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HAIC Talks

Contemporary topics in information security.

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Helsinki Distinguished Lecture Series

Lectures by internationally leading experts in the field.

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Machine Learning Coffee Seminar (external link)

Weekly seminar organised by FCAI.

MLCS

About the department

World-class research and education in modern computer science to foster future science, engineering and society. The work combines fundamental research with innovative applications.

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Computer Science building / Tietotekniikan talo / photo Aalto University, Matti Ahlgren
PML Research Group in Department of Computer Science

Education

Education in modern Computer Science on Bachelor, Master and Doctoral levels. Computer Science in Aalto University is more than just coding.

Study Computer Science in Aalto University

FITech: Study ICT courses for free alongside work

PML Research group, Computer Science at Aalto University

Research

In all the research areas we embrace theory and applications, enabling high impact scientific discovery as well as socially relevant applications.

Research in Computer ScienceDoctoral Programme in ScienceResearch and Learning Infrastructures

Humans of Computer Science

Computer Science  at Aalto University is more than just coding. Here are stories from our computer scientists.

Researcher Ayush Bharti jumps and smiles in a hallway
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Everyday choices: Ayush Bharti, can AI fix a dropped Wi-Fi connection?

This postdoctoral researcher boosts wireless communications with signal interaction models.
Sándor Kisfaludi-Bak started as an assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science in January.
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Sándor Kisfaludi-Bak asks the tough questions through computational geometry

Sándor Kisfaludi-Bak started as assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science in January. He is looking forward to collaborative research and illuminating the beauty of computational geometry to students and colleagues alike.
Christian Guckelsberger in front of graffiti
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Teaching creativity to computers - Christian Guckelsberger wants to equip AI with the motivation to discover the unexpected

Research on computational intrinsic motivation could answer some fundamental questions about the nature of creativity, but also improve household robotics or even self-driving cars
Heli Julkunen seisoo talvisessa maisemassa ja katsoo hymyillen pois kamerasta. Hänellä on päällään valkoinen talvitakki ja taustalla näkyy sumua, puita ja lumihankia.
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If you study computer science, you may end up developing better cancer treatments by applying AI

Heli Julkunen developed a machine learning method that predicts how different drug combinations kill cancer cells, and now she helps advance preventive healthcare as a data scientist

* NTU Rankings by subject 2020 & 2021 and Shanghai Rankings by subject 2019

FITech Network University

Study courses organised by Finnish technical universities free of charge. Courses are aimed at all Finns and permanent residents of Finland.

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Where to find us

Tietotekniikan talo, Computer Science Building
Locations

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Department of Computer Science at Aalto University is a member of Informatics Europe
Department of Computer Science at Aalto University is a member of Informatics Europe, the association of European Computer Science departments.
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