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Just believing that an AI is helping boosts your performance

People perform better if they think they have an AI assistant – even when they’ve been told it’s unreliable and won’t help them

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The WAVE technique developed by the researchers is based on anticipating future movement, such as a turn. Picture: Markus Laatta

Researchers develop a new way to instruct dance in Virtual Reality

The researchers started by experimenting with visualisation techniques familiar from previous dance games. But after several prototypes and stages, they decided to try out the audience wave, familiar from sporting events, to guide the dance.

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Vili Lehdonvirta: The digital world isn’t a separate dimension in some virtual cloud

Vili Lehdonvirta has joined Aalto University as a professor at the Department of Computer Science. He also continues to work half-time at the University of Oxford’s Internet Institute.

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Guest talk: Dan Brown "Truth, lies, fiction, and creativity in AI"

Professor Dan Brown from University of Waterloo will give a talk at Large Language Models seminar, Department of Computer Science
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Lectures and seminars

Secure Systems Demo Day 2024 (external link)

The Secure Systems Demo Day is an annual meet-up for researchers and students in academia and industry and gives an overview of the current information security research going on in Finland’s capital area. The event is open to all and free of charge. More information and registration on the event website.
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Department of Computer Science: MSc Thesis Presentations

SECCLO students will present their MSc theses on Tuesday 18 June at 8:40-16:35 via Zoom.
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Lectures and seminars

Department of Computer Science: MSc Thesis Presentations

SECCLO students will present their MSc theses on Wednesday 19 June at 8:30-16:20 via Zoom.

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Study at Aalto

Do you want to study in the Nordics in Finland? At Aalto University science and art meet technology and business. We believe in the power of curiosity and encourage our students to explore the unknown as well as to learn and do things in a whole new way.

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Education

Computer Science education on Bachelor, Master and Doctoral levels.

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Five data science students share stories of studies, events, and their expectations

Data Guild is an association of the data science students at Aalto University. It is a relatively new association - it was established only three years ago. Five members of the culture committee of the guild - Ilia Zalesskii, Aaron Wallasvaara, Christian Guidikov, Pranava Varshan and Rainer Ruuskanen – share why they chose to study data science and how they find the student life.

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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

Heli Julkunen seisoo talvisessa maisemassa ja katsoo hymyillen pois kamerasta. Hänellä on päällään valkoinen talvitakki ja taustalla näkyy sumua, puita ja lumihankia.

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Open positions

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

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Humans of Computer Science

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

‘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.

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

Podcast: Kahvit näppikselle

Finnish language podcast about how computer science is involved in basically everything.

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Billions of individuals depend on security protocols crafted by Professor Emerita Kaisa Nyberg

Kaisa Nyberg's career has taken her from radio encryption algorithms to international standardisation work and finally to professor at Aalto University. According to Nyberg, the biggest contribution of her career lies in her role as a mentor to students

Professori Kaisa Nyberg istuu isolla tuolilla Aalto-yliopiston tietotekniikan talossa, tasutalla on viherkasveja

Jukka Suomela studies the limitations and efficiency of computation

Associate Professor Jukka Suomela is a theoretical computer scientist, who works with very hard mathematical problems to uncover the limits and possibilities that computers hold

Associate Professor Jukka Suomela smiling at camera, dressed in a red shirt against a red-brick wall at the Department of Computer Science

Ask a scientist: How will AI affect creativity?

The impact of creative AI is unfolding before our eyes, yet we struggle to understand it. It’s the perfect time to ask researchers what they see and think.

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Leila Arstila: As a recent graduate, I have a whole world ahead of me

'We could learn to listen to ourselves and be kinder to ourselves. After burning out, it's really hard to climb back up. It would be easier to stop before the fall.'

Leila Arstila, photo by Linda Lehtovirta

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