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Our five most read computer science stories of 2022

The past year has seen researchers at the Department of Computer Science explore new frontiers in several multidisciplinary subfields of the discipline. However, the dominant topic both in the media as well as in our most read stories has been artificial intelligence. See the top five below.
Two high students doing an experiment with mobile phones.
Artificial intelligence was the talk of the town in 2022. What will we be talking about in 2023? Image: Mikko Raskinen/Aalto University

Learning from the brain: Stéphane Deny uses insights from neuroscience for better artificial intelligence

Machine learning models typically need gigantic data sets and a lot of energy, whereas the brain consumes as much power as a single light bulb. Aalto’s new assistant professor uses neuroscience to make computer programs more efficient.

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Participatory research to improve artificial intelligence based public sector services and empower citizens

Multidisciplinary research team invites citizens, civil servants and software developers to identify risks and potential of algorithmic services – and helps providers address upcoming EU regulations

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Artificial intelligence to assist the brain

Neuroscience and neurotechnology are gaining a fresh ally in the form of artificial intelligence, which can assess dementia risk and enhance the effectiveness of depression treatments.

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Kuvituskuvassa on vaaleanpunaisella pohjalla mustavalkoiset ihmiskasvot ja niiden yläpuolella sinisävyinen piirroskuva aivoista. Kasvojen ympärillä on yksittäisiä sanoja kuten "jungle" ja "tomato" sekä aivosähkökäyrää symboloiva aaltoviiva.

Finnish pioneer in artificial intelligence

At the beginning of the 1980s, Teuvo Kohonen started thinking about how the human brain processed information – and came up with a significant milestone in artificial intelligence studies: the self-organising map.

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Mustavalkoisessa arkistokuvassa Teuvo Kohonen istuu vanhanaikaisen tietokoneen äärellä.

Five data science students share stories of studies, events, and their expectations

Data Guild is an association of the data science students at Aalto University. It is a relatively new association - it was established only three years ago. Five members of the culture committee of the guild - Ilia Zalesskii, Aaron Wallasvaara, Christian Guidikov, Pranava Varshan and Rainer Ruuskanen – share why they chose to study data science and how they find the student life.

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Aalto computer scientists in STOC 2024

Two papers from the field of computer science were accepted to STOC 2024.
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Learning Centre to pilot new opening hours as of 19 August 2024

The change gives Aalto students and staff more extensive access rights to the Learning Centre spaces and collections.
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Strong overall result: 27.5 million euros from the Research Council of Finland

A total of 52 Aalto researchers received Academy Research Fellowship and Academy Project funding. The total funding awarded to Aalto University amounts to 27.5 million euros
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Introducing three new professors at the School of Electrical Engineering

Assistant Professors Gopika Premsankar and Johannes Arend and Associate Professor (tenured) Marko Kosunen were appointed to the career path of professors during January-June 2024.