Humans of Computer Science

Computer Science  at Aalto University is a lot more than just coding. Here are stories from our computer scientists.

10 results for News, Humans of computer science

‘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.
Studies
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Nagadivya Balasubramaniam sitting on a red armchair

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.
Studies
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Niina Arvila seisoo Tietotekniikan talon aulassa

"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.
Studies, University
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Ali Salloum walking at Laajalahti Nature Reserve in summer, surrounded by green bushes, trees and grass

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.
Research & Art
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Matti Nelimarkka seisoo ja nojaa kaiteeseen Tietotekniikan talolla. Hänellä on punaiset vaatteet ja taustalla on harmaa seinä ja valkoinen pylväs.

"Mathematics is a bridge between different disciplines"

Psychology, medicine and philosophy are some of the subjects that Silja Sormunen has studied. That is why Complex Systems, part of Life Science Technologies programme, felt like just the thing she had been looking for. She is also in the Doctoral Track programme.
Studies
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Silja Sormunen standing on a forest path in Otaniemi

A “lifelong interest in coding” is not a requirement for seeking a career in technology

Johanna Kaipio, Professor of Practice, ventured onto the path of technology as a result of an interest in psychology, mathematical subjects and medicine in upper secondary school. Now, as a researcher of health and social care information systems, Kaipio brings these elements together.
Appointments
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Johanna Kaipio seisoo ulkona, taustalla ruskan värittämä pihlajapuu ja pensaita.

When physician and AI work together, the patient benefits

Doctoral student Iiris Sundin learned in her studies that a machine learning model could make use of a physician's silent knowledge which usually is never written down. This kind of model predicts best how a given patient will react to specific treatment.
Cooperation, Research & Art, Studies
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Iiris Sundin katselee taivaalle Laajalahden lintutornilla

Towards a better world by understanding context and user

Studies in information networks helped Pietari Keskinen to realise that making the world a better place calls for understanding of context, instead of hard technology.
Research & Art
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Pietari Keskinen

”Machine learning excited me before I knew it was a thing”

Arno Solin received funds allocated to young researchers in the summer of 2019. Solin is excited about machine learning, as it offers a way to both delve deep into theory and solve real-life problems.
Research & Art
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Apulaisprofessori Arno Solin

Assistant Professor Elisa Mekler: Gaming can help to cope with difficult life situations and improve one’s wellbeing

Elisa Mekler found out in her recent study that video games might help people to cope with difficult life situations, which offers a new challenge to game designers
Appointments, Research & Art
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Kun tietotekniikan laitoksen uusi apulaisprofessori Elisa Mekler teki väitöskirjaansa, pelillistämisen tutkiminen psykologisesta, teoreettisesta näkökulmasta motivaatioteorioita hyödyntäen oli uutta. "Sitä ei yksinkertaisesti tehty aikaisemmin", Mekler sanoo.