Department of Computer Science
About the department
The Department of Computer Science at Aalto University is one of the leading computer science research units in northern Europe, located at the Otaniemi campus in Espoo, Finland. With more than 400 employees, the Department of Computer Science is the largest department at Aalto University. The department is part of Aalto University School of Science.
Over 430 employees
From all employees there are 40 professors, 20 Lecturers, 50 postdocs and 140 doctoral students.
150 Master’s degrees in year
The average number of graduating Master’s students in 2014-2019
400 articles annually
The number of peer-reviewed articles annually.
10000 cores, 210 GPU and 5PB Lustre storage in our in-house computational resource Aalto HPC cluster.
Research News Highlights
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The department actively collaborates with other global top universities and has industry collaboration with technology companies such as Nokia, Huawei and NVIDIA. The department is a partner in the international education networks such as SECCLO and EIT Digital. It also has a leading role in the national online education network FITech.
Department of Computer Science is a member of Informatics Europe, which represents the academic and research community in Informatics in Europe.
The Aalto Networking Platform brings together research expertise across departments, supporting collaboration both inside and outside of Aalto.
Research collaboration strengthens expertise and business development. New product and service ideas are created in study projects. Our campus offers an inspiring operating and networking environment. At Aalto's recruitment events, companies meet the top talents of the future.
We help employers recruit Aalto University students by publishing work and internship adverts as well as thesis and project assignments in Aalto JobTeaser.
Supported by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) the mission is to turn Europe into a global leader in ICT innovations. Education, Research and Business are three elements in the EIT Digital "Knowledge Triangle".
Study courses organised by Finnish technical universities free of charge. Courses are aimed at all Finns and permanent residents of Finland.
A summer internship led to a career in cybersecurity at Ericsson for Bruno Duarte from Paraguay, who graduated from the SECCLO Master’s programme in Security and Cloud Computing in 2020.
International research hub for artificial intelligence
Collaborative institute for research on information technology.
Several regular seminar series are arranged at the department.
Weekly seminars organized by Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence (FCAI)
Lectures by internationally leading experts in the field.
Contemporary topics in information security.
Weekly series of talks on a broad scope of Computer Science theory.
The Computer Science building was designed by Brunow & Maunula Architects and completed in 1998. The building has received the Steel Prize of the Year. The majority of the department's staff and students work in this building, at the center of the Aalto University campus. Some research groups have premises in the neighbouring buildings.
Research and learning infrastructures
Our research and teaching infrastructures are a prerequisite for world-class, cutting edge research. They offer opportunities for collaboration and foster the local innovation ecosystem growth. The large infrastructures are open for all Aalto and external users.
The Department of Computer Science was established in 2016 when three departments at Aalto University were merged. The three previous departments were the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, the Department of Information and Computer Science and the Department of Media Technology.
The previous Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) department had a long tradition in high-impact, broad-scale and cross-disciplinary applied and basic scientific research for instance in data communications software, software technology, software engineering and software business.
The focus of the research and teaching activity at the former Information and Computer Science (ICS) department was on advanced computational methods for modelling, analysing, and solving complex tasks in technology and science. The research aimed at the development of fundamental computer science methods for the analysis of large and high-dimensional data sets, and for the modelling and design of complex software, networking and other computational systems.