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How to tackle scarce data and high dimensionality in machine learning? Juho Piironen brings novel techniques to predictive modeling

Doctoral candidate, MSc Juho Piironen, studied Bayesian statistical inference in supervised learning problems and proposed novel techniques to account for uncertainty and computational cost in predictive model construction and feature selection.
Research & Art, Studies
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Juho Piironen_photo by Matti Ahlgren

€17 million fund backs 170 projects to develop disruptive solutions to key societal challenges

ATTRACT initiative starts a one-year race to develop sensing and imaging technologies that will enable breakthrough innovations
Research & Art
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Man loading sample in machine

A fairy dance takes over Kuunsilta: student art exhibition opened at the Espoo Cultural Centre

The exhibition was inspired by the students' own experiences and relationship with the environment, and adapted to fit into the Cultural Centre.
Press releases
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Crystal Garden. Kuva: Kalle Kataila.

AirBnb for electric cars

New app coordinated by Aalto University and Forum Virium Helsinki makes life easier for eco-conscious drivers
Press releases
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Kuva: Matti Ahlgren.

A story of courage and empathy on Otaniemi campus

Finland’s president awards Doctoral Candidate Jaakko Korhonen the Life Saving Medal for heroic action
Honoured
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Esa Saarinen ja Jaakko Korhonen. Kuva: Esa Saarinen.

Aalto granted EUR 10.4 million for profiling by Academy of Finland

Aalto University’s application was ranked number one by the international peer expert panel.
Research & Art, University
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Academy of Finland's profile funding 2019, photo Mikko Raskinen

Room for Thought: Brain Region That Watches for Walls Identified

Advanced imaging technologies observe one brain area’s ability to rapidly sense our surroundings; lays groundwork for improvements to machine learning and robotics
Press releases
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Karoliina Hellbergin maalaus Violet floor (time is up). Kuva: J. Tiainen.

The Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion awarded physics lecturer and a pioneer in gamification

Outstanding Teacher of the Year award was given to Jami Kinnunen, lecturer popular with physics students. Juho Hamari was chosen as the Young Researcher of the Year
Honoured
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Jami Kinnunen vasemmalla ja Juho Hamari oikealla.

From costume design to the right kind of AI – new installation talks now available on video

Aalto's newly tenured professors gave their installation talks 24 April.
Research & Art
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Rehtori Ilkka Niemelä, professorit Mario Di Francesco, Pekka Malo, Sofia Pantouvaki, Jussi Rintanen ja Hong-Linh Truong sekä provosti Kristiina Mäkelä. Kuva Erica Nyholm / Aalto-yliopisto

Algorithms make information displays more interesting

To make content shown in information displays more interesting for passers-by, computer scientists apply a theory from behavioral sciences
Research & Art
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How the algorigthm designs outlines

Collaborative AI provides inspiration for designers

A new AI approach helps design practitioners to explore visual ideas
Research & Art
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Moodboard made with AI inspiration

5G enabled IoT innovations created at IoThon 

Students and developers all over Europe took part in the 48-hour hackathon
Campus, Cooperation
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Aalto University / IoThon Comnet prize winners / photo: Linda Koskinen

CS Student Software Project winners announced

€2,000 prize won by team who designed an integrated design-feedback tool
Studies
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The winning team posing with their prize

Designing an internet for dogs

Every day, millions of dogs are left alone in houses full of internet-connected devices: could getting dogs talking to each other online improve their wellbeing?
Research & Art
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Design idea for internet dog communications

Aalto University becomes a partner of Terkko Health Accelerator

Through this collaboration, Terkko Health Accelerator can branch out from the Meilahti campus and leverage the technological resources and expertise of Aalto’s Otaniemi campus.
Cooperation
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Terkko Health Accelerator

Brain scans on movie watchers reveal how we judge people

Researchers used brain scans to reveal the biases people feel towards people who are like them, even if they can’t see that they are like them
Press releases, Research & Art
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Unconscious bias arrises from in-group favouritism

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

Professor Olli Ikkala wins Dutch Polymer Science award

The annual PTN Medema Lecture award is granted to a renowned international polymer scientist
Research & Art
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Olli Ikkala.

Fixing back problems and improving hygiene at music festivals: innovative ideas by this year’s undergraduate student projects

The theme of this year’s annual SCI course project was health and well-being
Studies
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Vesi-ilmapallojen heittopeli. Kuva: Matti Ahlgren.

Science, technology, art and business collide during the annual Aalto Festival

Starting on 8 May, Aalto University showcases talent in seminars, parties, lectures and exhibitions during Aalto Festival 2019.
Studies, University
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Aalto Festival /Aalto University / Illustration by Anna Muchenikova