Department of Computer Science

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Department of Computer Science provides education on Bachelor, Master and Doctoral levels.
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Applying to master’s programmes

The admissions to the two-year master’s programmes at Aalto University are organised once a year. The application period for studies beginning in the autumn of 2020 runs from 2 December 2019 to 3 January 2020.

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What Computer scientists do?

Stories about Computer Science students and researchers - who are they, what they do? Computer Science is a lot more than just coding.

Ana Triana Hoyos (vasemmalla) ja Talayeh Aledavood tekivät tutkimuskatsauksen mielenterveyspotilaiden unta seuraavista sovelluksista ja laitteista. Kuva Matti Ahlgren / Aalto-yliopisto

Apps and wearable technology help to track sleep of people with mental health disorders

According to the findings of a recent review article, this type of technology could even help to recognize factors that correlate with mental health disorders

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Kuva: Matti Ahlgren.

How to achieve digital equality in smart cities

Who we design digital devices and apps for can unintentionally exclude some users, a process referred to as ‘digital inequality’

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Nagadivya Balasubramaniam sitting on a red armchair
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‘The ethical issues in Artificial Intelligence are a hot topic all around at the moment’

Master’s student Nagadivya Balasubramaniam, originally from India, enjoys the fact that at Aalto students get enough time to learn things profoundly. For her thesis, Balasubramaniam studied ethics of AI – and soon she will continue her Aalto career by starting her doctoral studies.
Niina Arvila seisoo Tietotekniikan talon aulassa
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An 'info student' can teach crowdfunding to entrepreneurs in slums and coding to secondary pupils

In her diploma work, Niina Arvila studied how awareness of crowdfunding and the skills it requires could be spread among entrepreneurs of small communities in poor countries. Alongside her studies, Arvila has arranged a coding club to adolescents and works as a UX Designer at technology event Slush.
Ali Salloum walking at Laajalahti Nature Reserve in summer, surrounded by green bushes, trees and grass
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"Researchers should compete with Netflix, Spotify and YouTube"

According to master's student Ali Salloum, researchers have an obligation to get young people excited about science.
Matti Nelimarkka seisoo ja nojaa kaiteeseen Tietotekniikan talolla. Hänellä on punaiset vaatteet ja taustalla on harmaa seinä ja valkoinen pylväs.
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Social media design that seeks to mitigate polarization could increase ideological distance

In a study by Matti Nelimarkka and his colleagues, interviewees brought up the fact that content recommendation models on social media may be poor solutions for reducing polarization in discussions. In another recently published article, Nelimarkka looks into how political science and HCI researchers could move toward an improved trading zone.

Some highlighted study programmes related to computer science.

Four Aalto University students working on their laptops in lounge area / photo by Unto Rautio

Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences - Acoustics and Audio Technology

The major in Acoustics and Audio Technology gives fundamental knowledge about acoustical phenomena, human hearing and audio technologies, and facilitates students to apply this knowledge in practice. Acoustics and Audio Technology is one of the majors offered in the Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences (CCIS).

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Master's Programme in Information Networks

The Master’s Programme in Information Networks is a transdisciplinary study programme in engineering combining software, digital media, and management with a societal perspective.

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Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences - Computer Science

Computing is one of the technologies thoroughly transforming our future, with software pervading all areas of human activity: industry, commerce, healthcare, media, and even art. Disruptive computing technologies, such as artificial intelligence, big data, blockchains, cloud computing and the web lead to revolutionary innovations, and pushing the boundaries of computation gives rise to fascinating scientific challenges.

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Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences - Communications Engineering

Our world is digitally revolutionised, highlighting the increasing importance of internet technologies, wireless communication and communications ecosystems. The Master’s Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences – Communications Engineering covers both theoretical fundamentals and the hottest hands-on applications of communications technology, including topics like 5G, IoT, machine learning, and cybersecurity. The study option consists of a hard technological core surrounded by human-centred behavioural economics and sciences.

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Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences – Game Design and Production

Game Design and Production is a multidisciplinary major that tightly integrates students from different backgrounds. Students of the programme get to create and analyze games, experiment with new technologies and design approaches, and meet brilliant people with whom to build the future.

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Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences – Human-Computer Interaction

How can artificial intelligence change the way we interact with computers? What will come after the mouse and keyboard? Human-Computer Interaction educates future leaders who study, innovate, and improve information technology for the benefit of the people and society. The study option distinguishes itself internationally by a focus on computational and engineering methods. The rigorous curriculum offers a unique opportunity for students of computer science and engineering to learn how to apply technical approaches in human-computer interaction. The study option is based on outstanding HCI research at Aalto University. The university was recently ranked #21 worldwide in research impact in the area of HCI.

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Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences – Machine Learning, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

Machine learning is one of the strong points of Aalto University. This solid education in modern computational data analysis gives you excellent opportunities for a career in research institutions or in the private sector in the rapidly developing fields of machine learning, data science, and artificial intelligence.

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Aalto University / hands working on a laptop / phography Aino Huovio

Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences – Security and Cloud Computing

Studies in Security and Cloud Computing give students a broad understanding of the latest and future technologies for secure mobile and cloud computing systems.

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SSE aalto

Master's Programme in Computer, Communication and Information Sciences – Software and Service Engineering

Studies in Software and Service Engineering teach students how to design, develop, and manage digital products and services.

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Master's Programme in Life Science Technologies

The Master's Programme in Life Science Technologies offers a multidisciplinary curriculum focusing on important technologies for current and future biomedical research.

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SECCLO (Erasmus Mundus)

Master's Programme in Security and Cloud Computing (SECCLO) (Erasmus Mundus)

The world is becoming more digital. Can you keep up with its security and privacy needs? SECCLO is an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree programme in the field of computer science, in information security and cloud computing. We combine practical engineering skills with a strongly research-based curriculum. The emphasis is on combining security knowledge with hands-on R&D skills in a specific technical area, cloud computing.

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Aalto Bachelor's Programme in Science and Technology - Data Science

Data science gives you the foundations to become a top-level expert in the modern knowledge society. You will obtain the required skills to solve real-world problems using methods of algorithm design, machine learning, artificial intelligence, statistical inference, operations research, and optimization.

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Master's studies in EIT Digital Master School

The EIT Digital Master School offers double degree programmes in which you can choose two universities in two different European countries. The EIT Digital Master School combines technical competence with skills in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Read more about the EIT Digital Master School.

Master's Programme in ICT Innovation (EIT Digital Master School) - Autonomous Systems

The Autonomous Systems (AUS) study programme is a combination of computer science and electrical engineering. During the programme, students will gain new skills in both areas.

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Master's Programme in ICT Innovation (EIT Digital Master School) - Data Science

The Data Science Master’s offers a unique two-year academic programme, where students study data science, innovation and entrepreneurship at two different leading European universities.

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Master's Programme in ICT Innovation (EIT Digital Master School) – Human-Computer Interaction and Design

The Human-Computer Interaction and Design (HCID) master’s programme is an interdisciplinary programme where our User-Centred Design approach places the users at the centre of the design process. By combining human aspects to technological and business aspects, we create new products and services with great usability and user experience.

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Master's Programme in ICT Innovation (EIT Digital Master School) – Visual Computing and Communication

Visual Computing and Communication is an interdisciplinary programme at the intersection of computer science and information technology focusing on the acquisition, processing, analysis, transmission, and rendering of visual information, including aspects of learning and decision making.

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Master’s Programme in ICT Innovation (EIT Digital Master School) - Cloud and Network Infrastructures

The program provides a holistic view on network and cloud computing combining it with innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Doctoral Programme in Science

The Doctoral Programme in Science is a multidisciplinary programme with a unique combination of science, technology and business. The research done is committed to high standards of international excellence and the aim is to educate doctors in different research fields to tackle increasingly complex societal challenges in areas such as energy, environment, health and well-being. Multidisciplinary research work and collaboration within and outside Aalto University is highly valued.

The Doctoral Programme offers a four-year doctoral programme in physics, mathematics, biomedical engineering, computer science or industrial engineering and management. Doctors graduating from this programme have knowledge and master tools for demanding academic research and teaching positions and in expert, development and management positions of the information society.

Doctoral track

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Doctoral track combines Master’s and doctoral studies

Top students selected to the doctoral track can have their studies tailored towards pursuing a doctoral degree and start working in the department’s research groups already during their Master’s studies.

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HICT

The Helsinki Doctoral Education Network in Information and Communications Technology (HICT) is a collaborative doctoral education network hosted jointly by Aalto University and the University of Helsinki, the two leading universities within this area in Finland. The network serves as a collaboration platform for doctoral education combining all the relevant subfields of computer science and information technology at Aalto University and the University of Helsinki.

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