Department of Computer Science

Department of Computer Science

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

Research group working at Department of Computer Science at Aalto University

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 over 40 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.

Open positions at Department of Computer Science

Janne Lindqvist is the first person in Finland to receive a Mozilla Research Grant – supports making the internet a better place

The Mozilla Foundation awards researchers with unrestricted gifts, which makes them highly competitive

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Janne Lindqvist seisoo mustassa puvussa taustallaan Aallon A-kirjainvalotaulu ja valotaideteos seinällä

Machine learning in chemistry - algorithms help finding minimum energy paths and saddle points more effectively

Machine learning brings new possibilities to many areas of research - also chemical research, which is shown in a recent dissertation written at the Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence.

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Machine learning in theoretical chemistry

‘If you study data science, you won’t limit your choice of career in the future’

Before starting her Data Science studies at Aalto, Angeline Jayanegara obtained a diploma in fashion design. In the future, she would like to work as a Data Scientist in the fashion industry.

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Angeline Jayanegara istuu oranssilla nojatuolilla ja katsoo kameraan. Taustalla näkyy tuoleja ja ikkunaa.

Events

MLCS
Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Machine Learning Coffee Seminar (MLCS)

Machine Learning Coffee Seminars are weekly seminars organized by Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence (FCAI) and are held jointly by the Aalto University and the University of Helsinki.
Jordan Fischer
Conferences and workshops

Legal Workshop for Aalto Faculty and Staff

This workshop is organised by Aalto University Academic Legal Services
Helsinki Distinguished Lecture Series
Lectures and seminars

Helsinki Distinguished Lecture Series on Future Information Technology: Aaron Quigley, "Global HCI"

Global HCI, speaker Professor Aaron Quigley (University of St Andrews)
MLCS
Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Machine Learning Coffee Seminar (MLCS)

Machine Learning Coffee Seminars are weekly seminars organized by Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence (FCAI) and are held jointly by the Aalto University and the University of Helsinki.

Follow Computer Science research in Aalto University

Research news

Research news from Aalto University computer science field.

Janne Lindqvist seisoo mustassa puvussa taustallaan Aallon A-kirjainvalotaulu ja valotaideteos seinällä
Research & Art Published:

Janne Lindqvist is the first person in Finland to receive a Mozilla Research Grant – supports making the internet a better place

The Mozilla Foundation awards researchers with unrestricted gifts, which makes them highly competitive
Large arena filled with a crowd watching a game of DOTA2 projected on big screens
Research & Art Published:

Digital athletics in analogue stadiums

Researchers study why people watch computer gamers live
Machine learning in theoretical chemistry
Research & Art Published:

Machine learning in chemistry - algorithms help finding minimum energy paths and saddle points more effectively

Machine learning brings new possibilities to many areas of research - also chemical research, which is shown in a recent dissertation written at the Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence.
Opiskelijoita SSG Demo Dayssä
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Huawei and F-Secure donate to Aalto information security students - attracts excellent students to Finland

These donations will contribute to HAIC's ability to offer generous scholarships to several students admitted to study information security at Aalto in 2020

Humans of Computer Science

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

Angeline Jayanegara istuu oranssilla nojatuolilla ja katsoo kameraan. Taustalla näkyy tuoleja ja ikkunaa.
Studies Published:

‘If you study data science, you won’t limit your choice of career in the future’

Before starting her Data Science studies at Aalto, Angeline Jayanegara obtained a diploma in fashion design. In the future, she would like to work as a Data Scientist in the fashion industry.
Linh Nguyen sitting in a room full of Fatboy beanbags
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‘Aalto is a safe place for building your skills and confidence’

Linh Nguyen wanted to obtain a degree with good job prospects and that is why she decided to study Data Science at Aalto University
Nagadivya Balasubramaniam sitting on a red armchair
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‘The ethical issues in Artificial Intelligence are a hot topic all around at the moment’

Master’s student Nagadivya Balasubramaniam, originally from India, enjoys the fact that at Aalto students get enough time to learn things profoundly. For her thesis, Balasubramaniam studied ethics of AI – and soon she will continue her Aalto career by starting her doctoral studies.
Niina Arvila seisoo Tietotekniikan talon aulassa
Studies Published:

An 'info student' can teach crowdfunding to entrepreneurs in slums and coding to secondary pupils

In her diploma work, Niina Arvila studied how awareness of crowdfunding and the skills it requires could be spread among entrepreneurs of small communities in poor countries. Alongside her studies, Arvila has arranged a coding club to adolescents and works as a UX Designer at technology event Slush.

Source: U.S.News Best Global Universities Ranking 2020, subject Computer Science

Computer Science field in Aalto University ranked third in Europe by U.S.News 2020 Best Global Universities Ranking
Research & Art, University Published:

Aalto University ranked third best European university in Computer Science

According to the Best Global Universities rankings by the U.S. News, Aalto University is the best Finnish university in Computer Science and globally its ranking is #33
Infografiikka tietotekniikan sijoituksesta 56:nneksi maailmassa.
Research & Art, University Published:

Computer Science jumped to 56th in the Times Higher Education Ranking

Engineering and technology placed 101-125 in the world.

FITech Network University

Study ICT courses for free alongside work. A large selection of courses is available both at beginner level and for experienced ICT professionals.

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Avonaisen kirjan sivuilla FITech-teksti.

Where to find us

Tietotekniikan talo, Computer Science Building

Computer Science building

Address: Konemiehentie 2, Espoo.
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 7.45 - 20.00 Fri 7.45-18.00 and Sat 11.00-18.00.

The Computer Science building / Tietotekniikan talo is mainly used for IT and electrical engineering teaching and research.

Locations

Related Units

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
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