Department of Computer Science

Algorithms and Theoretical Computer Science

Fundamental methods and mathematics of computation.
Algorithms and theoretical computer science, illustration Matti Ahlgren/Aalto University

Theoretical computer science studies the fundamental methods and mathematics of computation: the design of efficient algorithms, models and frameworks for computing, and the resource requirements of computational tasks.

Research topics: algebraic algorithms, approximation algorithms, combinatorial optimization, cryptography, Security & Complexity, distributed and parallel computing, natural computation, parameterized algorithms.

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Jara Uitto sitting at Computer Science building, looking at the camera and wearing an orange t-shirt with a panda on it

Many practical issues are related to questions of theory – this steered Jara Uitto’s interest towards theoretical computer science

Even though theoretical computer science is – as its name suggests – theoretical, its connection to real-life questions is easy to draw, says Assistant Professor Jara Uitto.

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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

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Voronoi Mona Lisa

Researchers at Aalto and Karolinska developed a microscope without a microscope

DNA microscopy makes it possible to view biological molecules on micro-level without expensive optics.

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Jussi Rintanen

Jussi Rintanen knows how to find the right option from among the countless possibilities

Algorithm-based artificial intelligence can help optimise bus routes, factories and work shift lists. It can also be used to automate the much of current software development.

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More information on our research in the Research database.
Research database

Department of Computer Science is part of School of Science in Aalto University.

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Research areas in department of computer science

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Department of Computer Science

Modern computer science to foster future science and society.

Artistic depiction of a bright light in space / made by Ray Scipak

School of Science

Science for tomorrow’s technology, innovations and businesses

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