Department of Computer Science

Department of Computer Science

About the department

World-class research and education in modern computer science to foster future science, engineering and society. Our work combines fundamental research with innovative applications.
Computer Science building lobby filled with students at Aalto University campus
Computer Science building lobby

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.

NTU Rankings by subject 2021 and Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021 by subject


Computer Science field at Aalto University is routinely ranked among the top 10 in Europe and in the top 100 globally.

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Tietotekniikan talo, Computer Science Building
Three researchers using a device on the surface of the ice at Aalto ice tank

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.

Research highlights

Jukka Suomela Research Group

Aalto researchers awarded for an article showing that algorithms cannot match more effectively than they do now

Any method designed to find a matching is either slow or leads to a wrong solution


Supercomputer simulations provide a better picture of the Sun’s magnetic field

The new findings challenge the conventional understanding of solar dynamics and could improve predictions of solar weather in the future

Some medicine capsules and equations

AI predicts which drug combinations kill cancer cells

A machine learning model can help us treat cancer more effectively

Illustration of a person speaking on a microphone.

Parliament Sampo sheds light on a century’s worth of political debates

The new service will help researchers, journalists, and the public to understand and oversee democracy

Department of Computer Science at Aalto University is a member of Informatics Europe
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