Department of Computer Science

Department of Computer Science

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

PML Research Group in Department of Computer Science
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Department of Computer Science

Computer Science News Highlights publications

Yearly publication of research highlights.
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Podcasts

Kahvit näppikselle

Podcast about how computer science is involved in basically everything. The language of the podcast is Finnish.
Neural networks process language effectively, but not necessarily the same way as humans. Picture: Matti Ahlgren, Aalto University.
Press releases Published:

Doctoral thesis: Technology that's better at detecting hate speech may also increase security risks

Advances in language technology don't only facilitate moderation but also censorship, says Tommi Gröndahl, who is defending his dissertation on language technology methods.
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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
Suomessa kehitettiin tekoäly, joka ymmärtää paremmin ihmisen tavoitteita
Cooperation Published:

Alumnus Kyunghyun Cho wants to support women who study data science and artificial intelligence

Kyunghyun Cho, Associate Professor at New York University and an alumnus of Aalto University School of Science, has made a significant donation of 30,000 euros to the Department of Computer Science. His donation will be distributed as scholarships to female computer science students from outside the EU.
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Press releases, Research & Art Published:

Researchers develop better way to determine safe drug doses for children

New research on organ maturation models could lead to improvements in drug development

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.

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Open positions

Looking for a job at Aalto University? See our open positions.

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Contact information

Contact information for Department of Computer Science

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Follow Computer Science research in Aalto University

Events

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Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Aalto CS Theory Seminar

Weekly series of talks on a broad scope of Computer Science theory.
Online Quantum Game Jam 2021
Online event

Online Quantum Game Jam 2021

We welcome you to join the Online Quantum Game Jam, an event where you will collaborate with game developers, quantum physicists, visual artists, musicians, coders and others in order to develop games that connect to quantum physics either through real machinery or simply thematically.
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Online event

How to Win with Platform Strategy

Platform companies are challenging every industry and already dominate many. Join and understand how to drive radical business transformation and hear the latest cutting edge combination of research and in-depth experience.
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.

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 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.

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
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Research & Art Published:

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 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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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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