Department of Computer Science

Studies in the computer science field?

The application period for master's programmes runs from 1 December 2020.

Computer Science doctoral student Johanna Ylipulli, photo: Matti Ahlgren/Aalto University
Nitin Sawhney standing outdoors with his bike, green grass and trees on the background
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Nitin Sawhney receives an Academy of Finland grant for analyzing and reconstructing crisis narratives

Professor Sawhney hopes that his collaborative research will offer insights into how crisis narratives emerge in society during the global pandemic
Student Ekaterina Shmeleva from School of Science standing at Otaniemi campus / photo Aalto University, Matti Ahlgren
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‘I’m happy I didn’t go anywhere else’ – HAIC scholars very satisfied with their studies at Aalto

As top applicants, Rina Shmeleva and Parinaz Avaznejad received scholarships for their master’s studies and now they share their study experiences
Two white-face sakis sitting on a tree branch and grooming in Korkeasaari Zoo
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Scientists develop a sound device to allow monkeys living in a Finnish zoo to play sounds and music

The use of sounds is a promising way to improve the life and wellbeing of animals living in captivity
Kuvituskuva, jossa nukkuu mustahiuksinen nainen kännykkä vierellään yöpöydällä
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Sleep apnea is a threat for public health - students developed an application that recognizes its signs at home

The app is currently being tested, and its usability and reliability will be improved based on test users' feedback
Juho Piironen_photo by Matti Ahlgren
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How to tackle scarce data and high dimensionality in machine learning? Juho Piironen brings novel techniques to predictive modeling

Doctoral candidate, MSc Juho Piironen, studied Bayesian statistical inference in supervised learning problems and proposed novel techniques to account for uncertainty and computational cost in predictive model construction and feature selection.
CBCT scan showing the location of the mandibular canals in the lower jaw
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University collaboration brings a scope of new possibilities for Planmeca’s business

FCAI, Planmeca and Tampere University Hospital have developed an artificial intelligence method that helps, for example, with the placement of teeth implants.

Faculty members

Professors and lecturers.

Professor Arno Solin holding lecture on Machine Learning in Aalto University

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Department of Computer Science photo Matti Ahlgren

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Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Machine Learning Coffee Seminar

Weekly seminars organized by Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence (FCAI)
Laptop computer keyboard detail / photo: Aalto University, Matti Ahlgren
Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Aalto CS Theory Seminar

Weekly series of talks on a broad scope of Computer Science theory.
CS_defence_3 photo by Matti Ahlgren

Defence of doctoral thesis in the field of computer science, MSc Julia Bopp

Emotional Experience with Digital Games: The Appeal and Downstream Effects
Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Machine Learning Coffee Seminar

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

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

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FITech: Study ICT courses for free alongside work

PML Research group, Computer Science at Aalto University


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

Research in Computer Science

Doctoral Programme in Science

Research and Learning Infrastructures

Humans of Computer Science

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

Master's student Emmi Krantz standing outside / Aalto University School of Science, Department of Computer Science
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Besides coders, computer science needs professionals interested in humans

Master student of Software and Service Engineering, Emmi Kranz wants to approach technology from a human perspective
Nainen seisoo ja katsoo sivulle hymyillen kädet puuskassa. Hänellä on päällään musta paita ja sininen huivi ja aurinko värjää taustaa vaaleaksi.
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Maarit Käpylä turned her childhood hobbies into a living

As a child, Maarit Käpylä was interested in the stars and coding, and now she researches the activity of the sun, which could not be done without computer science
Nikolai Denissov at Otaniemi campus photo Matti Ahlgren Aalto University
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By studying software and service engineering, you will learn truly useful skills

Nikolai Denissov jumped out of his comfort zone, moved to Finland to study software engineering, and now he wants to stay for good
Anna Cichonska by the sea photo Matti Ahlgren Aalto University
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Anna Cichonska uses data science to develop better healthcare

Dr. Cichonska has received two awards for her dissertation and now she helps develop preventive medicine using data science

*ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019, Computer Science & Engineering and U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings 2020.

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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A FITech robot next to a crystal ball in a mystërious environment.

Where to find us

Tietotekniikan talo, Computer Science Building

Computer Science building

Address: Konemiehentie 2. The Computer Science building is mainly used for IT and electrical engineering teaching and research.


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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
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