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Designing AI that understands humans’ goals better

To make a better smart assistant, we need an AI that understands its user and does not constantly need detailed instructions
Research & Art
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Suomessa kehitettiin tekoäly, joka ymmärtää paremmin ihmisen tavoitteita

Researchers are importing electricity and internet connections to a Namibian village – required technology can be transported in a pickup

The initiative to be piloted on Independence Day seeks to aid the everyday lives of people in small communities while creating a framework for businesses.
Research & Art
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Oniipa

WarSampo publishes new Linked Open Data on the over 4,000 Finnish prisoners of war in Soviet Union

The Prisoners of War web application is based on archival material from Finland and Russia. The data is a part of the WarSampo application, which has been used by over half a million Finns to date.
Press releases
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Sotavangit

Professor Lauri Malmi receives prestigious, international award for his significant contribution to computer science education

The SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education that Malmi receives honors researchers that have significantly contributed to computer science education.
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Lauri Malmi

A new semantic portal brings together data on Finnish civil war victims for open use

A new semantic portal and linked open data service combines information about the war victims of the Finnish Civil War (1918) and prison camps, the First World War, and Kinship Wars that took place around the same time, a century ago.
Research & Art
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Punavankeja Tampereen Keskustorilla 6.4.1918.

How ecological is AI? How can you compose with a neural network? Come to AI exhibition to find out!

A new exhibition by Aalto Digi Platform and FCAI combines science and arts and sheds light on the history, state of art, and future of AI.
Research & Art
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Connecting Dots näyttely

Aalto University ranked third best European university in Computer Science

According to the Best Global Universities rankings by the U.S. News, Aalto University is the best Finnish university in Computer Science and globally its ranking is #33
Research & Art, University
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Computer Science field in Aalto University ranked third in Europe by U.S.News 2020 Best Global Universities Ranking

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

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
Research & Art
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Jukka Suomela Research Group

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.
Research & Art
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Voronoi Mona Lisa

Erkki Oja has been awarded the Frank Rosenblatt Award for his achievements in artificial intelligence research

The huge current boom in artificial intelligence research started just as Professor Oja retired after a decades-long career in the field. His impact and contribution to our understanding of AI is now being recognised by the IEEE.
Honoured
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Kuva: Matti Ahlgren.

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.

Machine learning helps to predict blackouts caused by storms

A collaboration between computer scientists at Aalto University and the Finnish Meteorological Institute applies machine learning to predict how damaging a storm will be
Research & Art
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Lightning strikes

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

Working as a researcher is ’like playing with your favorite toy but you get paid for it’

Academic career wasn't a clear choice to Professors Friedrich Simmel and Francesco Ricci.
Research & Art
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Francesco Riccin ja Friedrich Simmelin mielestä menestyksekäs tutkijan ura vaatii uteliaisuutta, täsmällisyyttä, kilpailunhalua - ja onnea. Kuva Matti Ahlgren / Aalto-yliopisto

Professor Björn Högberg: I don’t think people realize everything we can do with DNA

To DNA nanotechnologists, DNA is a smart building material that can be useful in the development of medical applications
Research & Art
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Professor Björn Högberg focuses on biological applications of DNA nanotechnology. Photo Matti Ahlgren / Aalto University

Nantech brought nearly one hundred international researchers to Espoo

Understanding of computer science and mathematics becomes increasingly important in the field of DNA nanotechnology, says Professor Pekka Orponen
Research & Art
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Nantech-tapahtuma koostui esitelmistä ja posteriesityksistä. Kuva Matti Ahlgren / Aalto-yliopisto

Professor Kurt Gothelf: The DNA origami method will undoubtedly influence development of new medicine

An invited speaker of Nantech2019, Kurt Gothelf, was one of the first scientists to develop DNA nanostructures
Research & Art
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Kurt Gothelf visited Nantech2019 organized by Aalto University

Aalto Team Win AI Research Award

Research into easier-to-interpret deep learning methods win prestigious Notable Paper award at AISTATS2019
Research & Art
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Marcus Heinonen receiving the prize

Getting a PhD in watching Twitch: exploring why millions watch people play video games

In his doctoral dissertation, Max Sjöblom examines services like YouTube and Twitch and tries to understand why people keep watching others play video games
Research & Art, Studies
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Max Sjöblom_Aalto_photo by Matti Ahlgren