We aim to change the world for the better

We Are The School of Science. Through our internationally-acclaimed high-level research we aim to make a significant impact on society.

Quantum Explorations. Photo: Mikko Raskinen.

The research at our school focuses on advanced energy solutions, condensed matter and materials physics; creation and transformation of technology based business; data science and artificial intelligence; health technology; neuroscience; and software engineering.

Get to know more information about us below, including information on joining us to research and study.

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Vikas Garg uses deep learning to solve complex real-world problems

Assistant Professor Vikas Garg finds meaning in solving real-world problems and working with inspiring stakeholders.

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Two models wearing grey solar cell clothing.

Researchers developed invisible, machine-washable solar cell technology for clothing

The discrete nature of the cells protects them – and makes the clothes more attractive, the physics and design researchers say. Promising applications include work and outdoor clothing, and curtains which react to changes in the amount of light.

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FinnFusion is a collaboration aiming to make fusion energy a reality. Photo: VTT.
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Aalto Scientists Experiment with Helium Plasma to Help Pave Way for Fusion Energy

As part of FinnFusion, itself belonging to the EUROfusion consortium, Aalto scientists are experimenting with helium plasma to improve the future operations of Iter, an international fusion energy collaboration under construction in France.
Leila Arstila solving an escape game challenge together with Santtu Sievänen. Veeti Ojanperä helped to find the solution. Copyright: David Bohmann
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Meeting Linda Liukas encouraged Leila Arstila to switch to computer science - now she represented Finland in a cybersecurity competition in Austria

Leila Arstila, a Master's student at the Department of Computer Science, took part in the European Cyber Security Challenge (ECSC) in Austria 13-16 September. ECSC is an initiative by the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) and aims at enhancing cybersecurity talent across Europe.
The illustration of the article has been created by Noora Typpö, a student of visual communication design
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Answer the University Preview 2022 survey

Give input to Aalto University’s living strategy process by sharing observations of any global trends you have noticed by 30 September.
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Space utilization rate pilot has started

Space utilization rates on Otaniemi campus will be researched during autumn 2022.

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Upcoming events at the school

CodeRefinery Workshop September 2022
Conferences and workshops, Tutkimuksen tueksi

Code Refinery 20-22 & 27-29/September/2022

If you are writing code that is used in research, then this workshop is for you!
Internet Forum Public lecture series: Technology, Security and Future – to All of Us
Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Internet Forum Public lecture series: Technology, Security and Future – to All of Us

How do you feel security and what does it mean to us in the future – welcome to listen to interesting talks and discuss.
European Researchers' Night 2022
Online event

European Researchers' Night: Unite! smart cities – by and for the citizens

On European Researchers' Night the Unite! alliance and Aalto University invite you to learn about the transition to sustainable and climate-neutral cities by 2030.
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Public defence in Engineering Physics, M.Sc. Marton Szogradi

Title of the doctoral thesis: Multidisciplinary fusion engineering

Meet the School

How can new fields benefit from data analysis and artificial intelligence? Heikki Mannila returns to university to develop multidisciplinary collaboration

Mannila left his position as President of the Academy of Finland and began on March 1 as professor at Aalto University, where he last served as Vice President 2010–2012

Heikki Mannila

New professor Laure Mercier de Lépinay: It is important to stay flexible in our understanding of the world

Laure Mercier de Lépinay I continue to study microwave optomechanics which can allow us to uncover new fundamental physics.

Laure Mercier de Lepinay, photo by Mikko_Raskinen

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.

Stephane Deny

Sándor Kisfaludi-Bak asks the tough questions through computational geometry

Sándor Kisfaludi-Bak started as assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science in January. He is looking forward to collaborative research and illuminating the beauty of computational geometry to students and colleagues alike.

Sándor Kisfaludi-Bak started as an assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science in January.

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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Harnessing psychological theory for better video games

Psychological theories on motivation hold great promise for video game development and for understanding how games impact people, but only little is known about how these theories actually are used in the games industry.

Elisa Mekler

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

CRAI-CRIS research group

Caterina Foti: My dream is to expose people from 0- to 99-years old to the quantum world

Caterina Foti is involved in a quantum institute, a quantum online platform, a quantum exhibition, and a quantum startup that just received seed funding.

Caterina Foti
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Management of School of Science

Information about the management and administration of the School of Science.

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