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.

News highlights at the School of Science

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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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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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Unite! receives a boost from the European Commission with more funding for its deployment

European Universities alliance Unite! has received a funding of €14,4 million from the European Commission for its proposal to be a technology and innovation driver for the advancement of a green and digital Europe.
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Be Careful What You Wish For - blog post by Frank Martela

What kind of values and goals contribute to wellbeing, and what do not? Start the new season by investing in goals that produce wellbeing instead of unhealthiness. Read the blog post by Aalto University lecturer and philosopher Frank Martela.
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ELLIS Unit Helsinki expands with new faculty and research areas

Newly appointed Aalto University visiting professor and member of ELLIS Unit Helsinki, Guoying Zhao, on emotion AI, face analysis and visual intelligence.
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Matti Hämäläinen begins as head of Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering

Matti Hämäläinen, one of the pioneers in magnetoencephalography research, wants to encourage collaboration among research groups and develop mutual trust

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Upcoming events at the school

Public defences

Public defence in Mathematics and Statistics, M.Sc. (Tech) Sami Helander

Title of the doctoral thesis is "New approaches for analysing functional data - a focus on shape"
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Public defences

Public defence in Computer Science, M.Sc. (Tech) Aleksi Lukkarinen

Title of the doctoral thesis is "Teaching Event-driven Programming for Novice Programmers: Challenges and Advances"
Public defences

Public defence in Engineering Physics, M.Sc. (Tech) Juuso Manninen

Title of the doctoral thesis is Interference, noise, and correlation phenomena in quantum devices
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Public defences

Public defence in Computer Science, Amin Babadi

Title of the doctoral thesis is "Advances in Optimizing Physically Simulated Movements"

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

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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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