Department of Computer Science

Department of Computer Science

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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Machine Learning Coffee Seminar logo in purple and white colours
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Machine Learning Coffee Seminars continue with a great lineup of speakers

MLCS gathers together people from different fields of science who have at least one thing in common, interest in machine learning
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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
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Practices identified at Terveyskylä for facilitating the adoption of online health care services

It is important to involve professionals in the fields of information technology and health care as well as patients in the development of services
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From her own little world to the other side of the globe

Her studies and her parents used to be her whole world, but now Dr. Avleen Malhi lives on the other side of the world, designs an Airbnb for car drivers, and encourages women to pursue their goals

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Events

MLCS
Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Machine Learning Coffee Seminar (MLCS)

Machine Learning Coffee Seminars are weekly seminars organized by Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence (FCAI) and are held jointly by the Aalto University and the University of Helsinki.
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Lectures and seminars

Department of Computer Science: MSc Thesis Presentation

Peter Sormunen will present his MSc thesis "Improving performance in developing and serving complex online learning materials" on Monday 21 September at 14:00 via Zoom.
Kuva: Aki-Pekka Sinikoski.
Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Internet Forum – Public lecture series online: The future of technology and Finland

Technology is changing the world more radically than ever before. Join Internet Forum public lectures to hear top experts discuss the topic on online lectures!
CS_defence_3 photo by Matti Ahlgren
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of computer science, MSc (tech) Marko Järvenpää

Title of the dissertation is "Gaussian Process Surrogate Methods for Sample-Efficient Approximate Bayesian Computation"
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Studies

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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Doctoral Track combines Master's and doctoral studies

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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 Science

Doctoral Programme in Science

Research and Learning Infrastructures

Open positions at Department of Computer Science

Humans of Computer Science

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

Nikolai Denissov standing outdoors wearing a blue shirt. Behind him there are green trees.
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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 sitting by a canal in Ruoholahti, Helsinki
Research & Art Published:

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
Woman wearing an orange-colored dress and standing on the grass in between birch trees
Research & Art Published:

From her own little world to the other side of the globe

Her studies and her parents used to be her whole world, but now Dr. Avleen Malhi lives on the other side of the world, designs an Airbnb for car drivers, and encourages women to pursue their goals
Nitin Sawhney standing outdoors with his bike, green grass and trees on the background
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Engaging the social and political in designing technologies

Nitin Sawhney explores the role of human-centered research and design, beyond the traditional boundaries of computer science, in transforming civic action.

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

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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

Computer Science building

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

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
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