Department of Computer Science

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Machine learning, the core technology underlying many recent breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence (AI), is one of the strengths of Aalto University, with a long history starting from neural network pioneers Teuvo Kohonen and Erkki Oja.
Aalto university / kuva: Aino Huovio

Today, AI is rapidly changing the society, and our mission is to contribute to the change with key technologies to seize the opportunities. We are in an excellent position to do so with our critical mass of expertise, not only in machine learning but also other key technologies in computational logic, algorithms, data science, and with our effective collaboration network with other fields in Aalto and internationally. The department is a key player in the Finnish Centre for Artificial Intelligence FCAI and in the AI initiatives being launched by the Finnish Government.

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FCAI Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence

Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence FCAI

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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News about AI research at Aalto University

On the right, NASAs perseverence rover, on the right, a selection of GAN generated images showing some convinving and some bad pictures of dogs, mountains, lighthouses and wine
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From Mars to machine learning

Aalto PhD student Tuomas Kynkäänniemi did summer- and part-time work at the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) calibrating sensor of a Mars rover, but his research is now worlds away
Heli Julkunen seisoo talvisessa maisemassa ja katsoo hymyillen pois kamerasta. Hänellä on päällään valkoinen talvitakki ja taustalla näkyy sumua, puita ja lumihankia.
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If you study computer science, you may end up developing better cancer treatments by applying AI

Heli Julkunen developed a machine learning method that predicts how different drug combinations kill cancer cells, and now she helps advance preventive healthcare as a data scientist
Picture: Neurocenter Finland.
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Artificial intelligence for dementia prevention

AI-Mind is a 5-year project funded by Horizon 2020, with the goal of facilitating a paradigm shift in clinical practice of mild cognitive impairment. A team of Aalto University and HUS Helsinki University Hospital researchers are involved in the project
Tero Ojanperä
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Former Nokia executive Tero Ojanperä believes intelligent platforms could be next success story for Finland

New professor of practice wants to apply his AI expertise and make sure usable innovations are brought from research papers into practical use.
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