Department of Computer Science

Computational Life Sciences (CSLife)

Computational modelling, data analysis and design of biological
systems.
Research area in computer science: Computational life sciences (CSlife)

The research area covers the multi-disciplinary activities on computational modelling, data analysis and design of biological systems. The field focuses on the development of original computational methods and their application in collaboration with leading national and international experts in different branches of life sciences.

The research area is linked to health-related research programmes in HIIT and FCAI, and Aalto key research areas of Health and Wellbeing as well as Materials and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources.

This research area covers bioinformatics, cheminformatics, complex systems, computational chemistry, computational immunology, computational metabolomics, computational systems biology, DNA nanotechnology, medical imaging, neuroinformatics, personalized medicine, pharmacoinformatics, statistical epidemology, synthetic biology.

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Latest publications

The ‘Eudaimonic Experience’: A Scoping Review of the Concept in Digital Games Research

Rowan Daneels, Nick Bowman, Daniel Possler, Elisa Mekler 2021 71th Annual International Communication Association (ICA) Conference

Data Agents: Promoting Reflection through Meaningful Representations of Personal Data in Everyday Life

Maria Karyda, Elisa Mekler, Andres Lucero 2021 CHI 2021 - Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.

Augmented reality sandboxes

Teemu Leinonen, Jaana Brinck, Henriikka Vartiainen, Nitin Sawhney 2021 Digital Creativity

Onko laulaminen koronariski?

Aino Takala, Tapio Takala, Marjukka Mäkelä 2021 Lääkärilehti

EMIP: The eye movements in programming dataset

Roman Bednarik, Teresa Busjahn, Agostino Gibaldi, Alireza Ahadi, Maria Bielikova, Martha Crosby, Kai Essig, Fabian Fagerholm, Ahmad Jbara, Raymond Lister, Pavel Orlov, James Paterson, Bonita Sharif, Teemu Sirkiä, Jan Stelovsky, Jozef Tvarozek, Hana Vrzakova, Ian van der Linde 2020 Science of Computer Programming
More information on our research in the Research database.
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Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT

HIIT is a joint research institute of Aalto University and the University of Helsinki for basic and applied research on information technology.

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FCAI is a nation-wide competence center for Artificial Intelligence in Finland, initiated by Aalto University, University of Helsinki, and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.

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