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.

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Study Computer Science

Department of Computer Science provides education on Bachelor, Master and Doctoral levels.

Department of Computer Science
Aalto University Master students

Applying to master’s programmes

The admissions to the two-year master’s programmes at Aalto University are organised once a year. The application period for studies beginning in the autumn of 2020 runs from 2 December 2019 to 3 January 2020.

Study at Aalto
Department of Computer Science photo Matti Ahlgren
Department of Computer Science

‘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.

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Nagadivya Balasubramaniam sitting on a red armchair

Professor Lauri Malmi receives prestigious, international award for his significant contribution to computer science education

The SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education that Malmi receives honors researchers that have significantly contributed to computer science education.

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Lauri Malmi

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.

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Niina Arvila seisoo Tietotekniikan talon aulassa

Events

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Lectures and seminars
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Lectures and seminars

Department of Computer Science: MSc Thesis Presentation

Otso Havanto will present his MSc thesis on Wednesday 11 December at 12:00 in room B121, CS building.
EIT Digital Innovation Day 2019
Conferences and workshops

EIT Digital Innovation Day 2019

EIT Digital Innovation Day 2019, brings together EIT Digital community to present and discuss the current trends and opportunities in digital technology
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Lectures and seminars

Department of Computer Science: MSc Thesis Presentation

Iiro Kumpulainen will present his MSc thesis on Thursday 12 December at 14:00 in room A211, CS building.

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Research news

Research news from Aalto University computer science field.

Suomessa kehitettiin tekoäly, joka ymmärtää paremmin ihmisen tavoitteita
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Designing AI that understands humans’ goals better

To make a better smart assistant, we need an AI that understands its user and does not constantly need detailed instructions
Oniipa
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Researchers are importing electricity and internet connections to a Namibian village – required technology can be transported in a pickup

The initiative to be piloted on Independence Day seeks to aid the everyday lives of people in small communities while creating a framework for businesses.
Sotavangit
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WarSampo publishes new Linked Open Data on the over 4,000 Finnish prisoners of war in Soviet Union

The Prisoners of War web application is based on archival material from Finland and Russia. The data is a part of the WarSampo application, which has been used by over half a million Finns to date.
Lauri Malmi
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Professor Lauri Malmi receives prestigious, international award for his significant contribution to computer science education

The SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education that Malmi receives honors researchers that have significantly contributed to computer science education.

Humans of Computer Science

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

Nagadivya Balasubramaniam sitting on a red armchair
Studies Published:

‘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.
Ali Salloum walking at Laajalahti Nature Reserve in summer, surrounded by green bushes, trees and grass
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"Researchers should compete with Netflix, Spotify and YouTube"

According to master's student Ali Salloum, researchers have an obligation to get young people excited about science.
Matti Nelimarkka seisoo ja nojaa kaiteeseen Tietotekniikan talolla. Hänellä on punaiset vaatteet ja taustalla on harmaa seinä ja valkoinen pylväs.
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Social media design that seeks to mitigate polarization could increase ideological distance

In a study by Matti Nelimarkka and his colleagues, interviewees brought up the fact that content recommendation models on social media may be poor solutions for reducing polarization in discussions. In another recently published article, Nelimarkka looks into how political science and HCI researchers could move toward an improved trading zone.

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

Engineering and technology placed 101-125 in the world.

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.

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