Department of Computer Science

Department of Computer Science

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

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Elisa Mekler
Press releases, Research & Art Published:

Harnessing psychological theory for better video games

Psychological theories on motivation hold great promise for video game development and for understanding how games impact people, but only little is known about how these theories actually are used in the games industry.
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Open winter calls in the field of computer science

Multiple interesting research projects for post-doctoral and doctoral researchers.
Petteri Koponen
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Alumnus of the Year 2021 Petteri Koponen: a never-ending interest in studying new things has served me well as a start-up entrepreneur and investor

Petteri Koponen, a venture capitalist at Lifeline Ventures, has been named the Alumnus of the Year for 2021 at the Aalto University School of Science. He has established four companies, including Jaiku and First Hop, and he is currently the Chair of the Board at Wolt and Varjo.
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Research & Art Published:

Bots were not very active on Twitter during the Finnish municipal elections 

The number of Twitter bots and their influence on the Finnish municipal elections remained low. The final report of ELEBOT project provided new information especially on technical limitations in identifying bots.
Department of Computer Science photo Matti Ahlgren
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New Academy projects will investigate drug development, superconductivity and emotional game experience

There are altogether 12 new Academy of Finland projects at the Aalto School of Science. Funding was received from all the three Academy of Finland Research Councils: Biosciences, Health and the Environment, Culture and Society and Natural Sciences and Engineering.
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

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

PML research gropu at department of computer science, photo Matti Ahlgren

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

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.

Kahvit näppikselle computer science podcast cover illustration

Follow Computer Science research in Aalto University

Events

MLCS
Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Machine Learning Coffee Seminar

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

Department of Computer Science: MSc Thesis Presentation

Giovanni Valcarenghi will present his MSc thesis on Wednesday 2 February at 12:00 via Zoom.
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Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Helsinki CS Theory Seminar

Weekly series of talks on a broad scope of Computer Science theory.
MLCS
Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Machine Learning Coffee Seminar

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

Regular seminar series

CS Forum

Different views to computer science.

Computer Science research image, processor of a computer, photo: Matti Ahlgren

Brain & Mind Computational Seminar

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

Banner with an illustration of three happy neurons.

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.

Christian Guckelsberger in front of graffiti
Research & Art Published:

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.
Studies Published:

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
Tuomas Sandholm's portrait in black and white
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Tuomas Sandholm applies game theory in his companies and encourages everyone to study AI

Sandholm, the Alumnus of the Year at Aalto University School of Science 2019, was recently named among the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of the year in the United States
Vietnamista kotoisin oleva opiskelija on pukeutunut mustiin vaatteisiin ja nojaa kaiteeseen Tietotekniikan talolla. Taustalla näkyy valoa ja Aalto-yliopiston logo.
Studies Published:

‘The atmosphere at Aalto is comfortable and you can do things at your own pace’

Thong Tran, the first graduate with a major in Data Science, shares his experiences on studying at Aalto University

* 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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