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