School of Science

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Change The Game

From quantum gateways to super-refrigerators – the quantum technology revolution arrives in Otaniemi

An exhibition uncovering the secrets of quantum technology is opening on 17 October as part of the quantum technology summit

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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

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Computer Science field in Aalto University ranked third in Europe by U.S.News 2020 Best Global Universities Ranking

Novel technology allows more accurate measurement of brain activity

Innovative sensors that allow detection of the brain’s magnetic field from right on the scalp could enable more precise measuring of brain activity

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Uusien magneettikenttäantureiden etäisyys aivojen pinnasta on vain noin puolet siitä, mitä se on nykyisissä magnetoenkefalografia- eli MEG-laitteissa. Kuva: Lauri Parkkosen tutkimusryhmä ja Mika Seppä.

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Olli Ikkala. Kuva: Lasse Lecklin.
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Olli Ikkala receives prestigious Humboldt Research Award

Olli Ikkala will initiate a new research collaboration with Bayreuth University in Germany supported by this award. The project will combine expertise in functional and nanomaterials.
U-Create teaching symposium's live illustration about producing collective knowledge by Apila Pepita Miettinen
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Courage and creativity in higher education—how could we teach that?

Answering the complex, dynamic and networked problems we face today means rethinking our traditional ways of working and building knowledge, according to a recent symposium on teaching arts and design at Aalto University.
photo: Aleksi Neuvonen
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What if AR Navigation could help you find free coffee at Slush?

VimAI uses machine learning mixed with computer vision to bring on a new kind of augmented reality or as they say, augmented intelligence, for indoor settings. It’s all easily accessible on a smartphone, and with no hefty infrastructure investment.
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How to develop education proposals - Webinar Series (EIT RawMaterials)

How to develop successful proposals for getting your ideas to learners - the things to think about!

Events

CS_defence photo by Matti Ahlgren
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Computer Science, M.Sc. (Tech.) Kasper Apajalahti

How to find the best context- and objective-specific algorithm to optimize a mobile network?
MLCS seminar
Lectures and seminars
(recurring)

Machine Learning Coffee Seminar (MLCS)

Machine Learning Coffee Seminars are weekly seminars organized by Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence (FCAI) and are held jointly by the Aalto University and the University of Helsinki.
Aalto University / Verkkoturvallisuus ja -luottamus / photo: Aki-Pekka Sinikoski
Lectures and seminars
(recurring)

Public lecture series: Internet Forum

Join our public lectures to hear guest speakers from the industry and institutions discuss the hottest topics on digitalisation.
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Campus

Digitally Circular Meetup - 20 November 2019

A networking event to accelerate circular economy by connecting sustainability, digital and business professionals.

Departments and centres

With our internationally acclaimed, high-level research, we change the world for the better. The research at the School of Science 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. We create and transform technology-based businesses, energy sciences (including nuclear engineering), and neuroscience and technology.

We currently host two Finnish Centres of Excellence in research.

To learn more about the impact we make, get to know our five departments:

Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis

Our main research areas are algebra and discrete mathematics, analysis, applied mathematics and mechanics, stochastics and statistics, and systems analysis and operations research.

Green plastic triangle on a white board,

Department of Applied Physics

The Department of Applied Physics pursues vigorous research in physical sciences and creates important industrial applications that hold great technological potential.

Quantum Garden

Department of Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science provides world-class research and education in modern computer science to foster future science and society.

Research group working at Department of Computer Science at Aalto University

Department of Industrial Engineering and Management

The Department of Industrial Engineering and Management studies and drives the transformation of technology-based business.

DIEM guild Prodeko

Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering

We study system-level dynamic functions of the human brain, mind and body.

Illustration of combined TMS and EEG methods

Our community

Professor Lado in the physics department coffee room

How to create things that don’t exist

The newest theoretical physics professor at Aalto calculates what we need to do to create electronic states that can’t otherwise exist in nature, and how we can harness them for quantum computing

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Emilia Lahti

What the Finnish concept of sisu can offer the world

First study dedicated to the world-famous concept: sisu can help people exceed preconceived limitations, but can be detrimental when used unwisely

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Shakin up Tech, biomimeettinen silkki. Kuva: Mikko Raskinen.

Shaking up Tech brings hundreds of female students together to explore technology

Showcasing technologies ranging from spider silk stretching to VR trips through space and talks from inspiring speakers, the event made it clear that technology is for everyone.

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Silja Sormunen standing on a forest path in Otaniemi

"Mathematics is a bridge between different disciplines"

Psychology, medicine and philosophy are some of the subjects that master-level student Silja Sormunen has studied. That is why Complex Systems, which is a part of Aalto University’s Life Science Technologies programme, felt like just the thing she had been looking for.

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Four Aalto University students working at a table / photo by Unto Rautio

Tenure track

The objective of the tenure track career system is to support professors’ academic freedom and to reach world class in research and/or artistic and professional work, teaching and activity in scientific community and academic leadership.

Interested in tenure track?

Let's do it together

As our partner, you will have an opportunity to contribute to the establishment of a new working culture and unique concentration of research, development and innovation.

Collaboration with corporates, employers and alumni
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Strategic Centres

School of Science currently hosts seven strategic centres that work to bring our strategy to life. They tie together efforts in both in research and education and strive for impact in society.

Powerpoint Presentation with facts and figures about the School of Science

The Dean of Aalto University's School of Science meets with four collegues in a library / photo by Anne Tapanainen.
Meet the Dean. Image: Anne Tapanainen.

Meet the Dean

You are welcome to meet the Dean on Fridays at 13.00-14.30, T-building Learning Hub, Konemiehentie 2. Any changes in the schedule will be informed in advance. Meet the Dean is an informal event, you are welcome to talk about anything with the Dean.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where to find us

Undergraduate Centre

Address: Otakaari 1
Mon-Fri 8.00-15.30

Aalto-yliopisto / Kandidaattikeskus / katsomo / kuva: Tuomas Uusheimo

Maarintie 8

Maarintie 8, Espoo

Maarintie 8

Computer Science building

Address: Konemiehentie 2, Espoo.
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 7.45 - 20.00 Fri 7.45-18.00 and Sat 11.00-18.00.

The Computer Science building / Tietotekniikan talo is mainly used for IT and electrical engineering teaching and research.

Tietotekniikan talo, Computer Science Building

Health Technology House

Address: Otakaari 3 & Rakentajanaukio 2
Mon-Thu 7.45-20.00, Fri 7.45-18.00

Otakaari 3. Aalto University Campus and Real Estate.

Otakaari 4

Address: Otakaari 4. Mechanical engineering 1, K1. Mon-Fri 8.00–15.30

Konetekniikka 1, Otakaari 4

Nanotalo building

Address: Puumiehenkuja 2
Mon-Fri 7.45-16.00

Nanotalo. Puumiehenkuja 2. Kuva / Image: Aalto-yliopisto / Mikko Raskinen / Aalto University

Micronova

Address: Tietotie 3
Mon–Fri 8.00–16.30

Micronova cleanroom kuva: Aino Huovio

OIH – Open Innovation House

Address: Maarintie 6
Mon–Fri 8.00–16.00.

Open innovation house
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