27 results for News, Humans of computer science, School of Science, Department of Computer Science

Everyday choices: Ayush Bharti, can AI fix a dropped Wi-Fi connection?

This postdoctoral researcher boosts wireless communications with signal interaction models.
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Researcher Ayush Bharti jumps and smiles in a hallway

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

Teaching creativity to computers - Christian Guckelsberger wants to equip AI with the motivation to discover the unexpected

Research on computational intrinsic motivation could answer some fundamental questions about the nature of creativity, but also improve household robotics or even self-driving cars
Research & Art
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Christian Guckelsberger in front of graffiti

If you study computer science, you may end up developing better cancer treatments by applying AI

Heli Julkunen developed a machine learning method that predicts how different drug combinations kill cancer cells, and now she helps advance preventive healthcare as a data scientist
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Heli Julkunen seisoo talvisessa maisemassa ja katsoo hymyillen pois kamerasta. Hänellä on päällään valkoinen talvitakki ja taustalla näkyy sumua, puita ja lumihankia.

Tuomas Sandholm applies game theory in his companies and encourages everyone to study AI

Sandholm, the Alumnus of the Year at Aalto University School of Science 2019, was recently named among the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of the year in the United States
Research & Art
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Tuomas Sandholm's portrait in black and white

‘The atmosphere at Aalto is comfortable and you can do things at your own pace’

Thong Tran, the first graduate with a major in Data Science, shares his experiences on studying at Aalto University
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Vietnamista kotoisin oleva opiskelija on pukeutunut mustiin vaatteisiin ja nojaa kaiteeseen Tietotekniikan talolla. Taustalla näkyy valoa ja Aalto-yliopiston logo.

Besides coders, computer science needs professionals interested in humans

Master student of Software and Service Engineering, Emmi Kranz wants to approach technology from a human perspective
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Master's student Emmi Krantz standing outside / Aalto University School of Science, Department of Computer Science

Maarit Korpi-Lagg turned her childhood hobbies into a living

As a child, Maarit Korpi-Lagg was interested in the stars and coding, and now she researches the activity of the sun, which could not be done without computer science
Research & Art
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Nainen seisoo ja katsoo sivulle hymyillen kädet puuskassa. Hänellä on päällään musta paita ja sininen huivi ja aurinko värjää taustaa vaaleaksi.

By studying software and service engineering, you will learn truly useful skills

Nikolai Denissov jumped out of his comfort zone, moved to Finland to study software engineering, and now he wants to stay for good
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Anna Cichonska uses data science to develop better healthcare

Dr. Cichonska has received two awards for her dissertation and now she helps develop preventive medicine using data science
Research & Art
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Anna Cichonska by the sea photo Matti Ahlgren Aalto University

From her own little world to the other side of the globe

Her studies and her parents used to be her whole world, but now Dr. Avleen Malhi lives on the other side of the world, designs an Airbnb for car drivers, and encourages women to pursue their goals
Research & Art
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Woman wearing an orange-colored dress and standing on the grass in between birch trees

Engaging the social and political in designing technologies

Nitin Sawhney explores the role of human-centered research and design, beyond the traditional boundaries of computer science, in transforming civic action.
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Nitin Sawhney standing outdoors with his bike, green grass and trees on the background

Eero Hyvönen introduces masses of data to humanists – and everyone else

Data from the ‘sampos’ developed by Hyvönen and his colleagues are open to everyone, and they facilitate the work of historians, for example
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Kuvakaappaus Biografiasammosta

Many practical issues are related to questions of theory – this steered Jara Uitto’s interest towards theoretical computer science

Even though theoretical computer science is – as its name suggests – theoretical, its connection to real-life questions is easy to draw, says Assistant Professor Jara Uitto.
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Jara Uitto sitting at Computer Science building, looking at the camera and wearing an orange t-shirt with a panda on it

‘If you study data science, you won’t limit your choice of career in the future’

Before starting her Data Science studies at Aalto, Angeline Jayanegara obtained a diploma in fashion design. In the future, she would like to work as a Data Scientist in the fashion industry.
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Angeline Jayanegara istuu oranssilla nojatuolilla ja katsoo kameraan. Taustalla näkyy tuoleja ja ikkunaa.

‘Aalto is a safe place for building your skills and confidence’

Linh Nguyen wanted to obtain a degree with good job prospects and that is why she decided to study Data Science at Aalto University
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Linh Nguyen sitting in a room full of Fatboy beanbags

‘The ethical issues in Artificial Intelligence are a hot topic all around at the moment’

Master’s student Nagadivya Balasubramaniam, originally from India, enjoys the fact that at Aalto students get enough time to learn things profoundly. For her thesis, Balasubramaniam studied ethics of AI – and soon she will continue her Aalto career by starting her doctoral studies.
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Nagadivya Balasubramaniam sitting on a red armchair

An 'info student' can teach crowdfunding to entrepreneurs in slums and coding to secondary pupils

In her diploma work, Niina Arvila studied how awareness of crowdfunding and the skills it requires could be spread among entrepreneurs of small communities in poor countries. Alongside her studies, Arvila has arranged a coding club to adolescents and works as a UX Designer at technology event Slush.
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Niina Arvila seisoo Tietotekniikan talon aulassa

'Researchers should compete with Netflix, Spotify and YouTube'

According to master's student Ali Salloum, researchers have an obligation to get young people excited about science.
Studies, University
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Ali Salloum walking at Laajalahti Nature Reserve in summer, surrounded by green bushes, trees and grass

Social media design that seeks to mitigate polarization could increase ideological distance

In a study by Matti Nelimarkka and his colleagues, interviewees brought up the fact that content recommendation models on social media may be poor solutions for reducing polarization in discussions. In another recently published article, Nelimarkka looks into how political science and HCI researchers could move toward an improved trading zone.
Research & Art
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Matti Nelimarkka seisoo ja nojaa kaiteeseen Tietotekniikan talolla. Hänellä on punaiset vaatteet ja taustalla on harmaa seinä ja valkoinen pylväs.