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Wanted: Teaching Assistants for CS Courses for Autumn 2019

The Autumn 2019 semester will be coming, and we'll be needing new workforce on board. If you're interested in Computer Science Courses, and have a passion for working with peers, we invite you to apply for a Teaching Assistant position.

Interested? Check out Teaching Assistant Pool for more information and for applying. Apply now! Deadline is April 15, 2019.

In addition, some of the autumn term courses have a more detailed description of the job on page Job advertisements. The contact persons are happy to give you more information by email.

Moreover, we are constantly seeking personnel for longer periods than just one term. Actually, some of the positions can be filled starting already this summer and continue after the course has ended. If you are interested in such work, see also the CS department's webpages.

Problems with applying? Contact: Sanna Suoranta (firstname.lastname@aalto.fi)


Courses starting in Period V

CS-E4580 Programming Parallel Computers 

CS-E5140 Global Business in the Digital Age

CS-E5360 Systems of Systems

CS-E4070 - Special Course in Machine Learning and Data Science: Advanced Topics in Deep Learning

Alexander Ilin give a course "Advanced Topics in Deep Learning". Maximum 12 students can take the course, and students are chosen based on how well a student did in the course "Deep Learning": Either good grade in the previous years or a student has solved the exercises (with a good number of points) of the Deep Learning course that will start in period 4.

More information in MyCourses.

CS-E5770 Digital Health and Human Behavior

Digital health is a new and fast growing field where technology meets health. In addition to use technology to enhance human health, this field tries to make medicine more personalized. In this course, we will review methods and recent advances in the field of digital health and personalized medicine with a focus on the quantification of human behavior (with the tools of data science and machine learning).

This course will give an overview of devices and sensors, methods and computational tools, and different areas where digital devices are used to enhance people’s health and well-being. After the initial lectures by the instructor, students will pick the topic that they are mostly interested in. Each topic comes with a list of articles which can help students to understand their topics better and dig into it deeper. Each student will give an oral presentation about their chosen topic and write a final report in form of a review article at the end of the course. As part of the the assignments of the course there will be exercises to improve scientific writing skills and learning how to write a review paper. The lectures will be held during period V at 14:15 - 16:00, in R030/T6 A136.

More information in MyCourses.

SCI-projektikurssin loppunäyttely

Tervetuloa SCI-projektikurssin loppunäyttelyyn perjantaina 5.4.2019 klo 9:15! Kurssi tuo yhteen kaikki Perustieteiden korkeakoulun kandiopiskelijat yli pääainerajojen. Näyttelyssä opiskelijatiimit esittelevät käyttäjälähtöisiä tuote- ja palveluratkaisuja liittyen teemaan terveys ja hyvinvointi. 


9:15 Tilaisuuden avaus
9:30 Ratkaisuideoiden lyhyet esittelyt
10:30 Näyttely
11:30 Tilaisuus päättyy

Näyttely järjestetään Tuas-talolla (salit TU1 ja AS1), osoitteessa Maarintie 8, Otaniemi. 



Mechatronic Circus

Thursday, 4 April at 10:00-16:00 in Puumiehenkuja 5 E

The Mechatronic Circus is an annual event presenting smart devices made by Aalto University's students at the mechatronics courses. The event is open to everyone interested and no registration is required. You can pop by anytime between 10-16. There will be soup lunch (in Finnish soppatykki) during 11-14.  

Read more.

HICT S5: Scientific Symposium of the Students, by the Students, for the Students!

Have you ever thought of what comes after you graduate? Do you know how to survive in industry and academia? Would you like to meet fellow MSc or PhD students in computer science? HICT students from Aalto CS, COMNET and University of Helsinki CS proudly present the very first HICT S5.

WANTED: PARTICIPANTS AND PRESENTERS FOR TALKS & POSTERS! If you’re eager to share your MSc project results or research plans this is your chance!

REGISTER NOW at bit.ly/hictS5 – 15 April at latest!

When? 25 April 2019 at 9:00-14:00 
Where? CS Building (Tietotekniikka-talo), Konemiehentie 2


  • Keynote talks: “Careers in industry and academia” 

Prof. Laura Ruotsalainen (University of Helsinki) 
Dr. Juuso Parkkinen (Nightingale Health) 

  • Short talks by our excellent doctoral students
  • Free food, fun programme, and prizes for the best talks!

Read the full event description and information on how to register your talk, poster or just your participation at www.hict.fi/hicts5

Secure System group Demo Day

Wednesday 29 May 2019

The event is intended to bring local academia and industry together and give them an overview of information security research going on in Finland’s capital area. The event is an excellent opportunity for students and researchers to network and search for open positions within the local infosec industry and academia.

More information at the event webpage.

Machine Learning Coffee Seminar

Machine Learning Coffee seminars are weekly seminars held jointly by the Aalto University and the University of Helsinki. The seminars aim to gather people from different fields of science with interest in machine learning. Seminars will be held weekly on Mondays at 9:00-10:00. The location alternates between Aalto University and the University of Helsinki.

Open lecture series: Social media phenomena

This open lecture series, Sosiaalisen median ilmiöt (Social media phenomena), is organized by the Information Networks Program of Aalto University. Lectures are open to anyone interested free of charge. The venue for the lectures is Konemiehentie 2, Espoo. 

The last lecture of the series will be arranged on Tuesday 26 March 2109 at 17:00-18:00
Totuuden jälkeen: algoritmejä, polarisaatiota ja paskapuhetta – Antto Vihma


Be your own mobile operator for 48 hours! Join COMNET 5G IoThon on May 3-5, 2019

Innovate with Europe's top university-based 5G testing and experimental network at the 48 hour hackathon taking place on May 3-5 at Aalto University, Finland. The COMNET 5G IoThon is targeted to Master and Doctoral students as well as developers. Corporate partners include Ericsson, Nokia, Siemens and Telia, each posing a specific challenge. There will be a prize for each challenge and one COMNET prize worth of 5000 Euros. 

Aalto COMNET offers the participants an uniquely open platform to access the internals of the Otaniemi campus 5G mobile network, including NB-IoT support.The participants will be provided with SIM cards and some NB-IoT sensors, together with the access to Virtual Machines where they can implement applications for processing the data received from the sensors through the mobile infrastructure. The participants can then implement own services based on the data from the sensors. 

IoThon 2019 is organised by the department of Communications and Networking (COMNET) at the School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University, Finland.

 Apply now at https://iothon.io

User study

Study Participants Wanted: Do you have an Android phone and want cinema tickets?

We are looking for study participants to use our app for two weeks and fill in a short survey a couple of times a day. This survey will ask you about your activities and social media use (just generalised information not specifics). If you have an Android phone (OS 8 or below) and would like to participant please get in touch with Ilyena Hirskyj-Douglas (ilyena.hirskyj-douglas@aalto.fi) for more information. Participants will receive two cinema tickets as thanks for their participation

DSc defences

Tuomo Lempiäinen, MSc, will defend the dissertation "Logic and Complexity in Distributed Computing" on Thursday 4 April 2019 at 12 noon in Aalto University School of Science, lecture hall M1, Otakaari 1, Espoo. Opponent: Associate Professor Yuval Emek, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel. Custos: Professor Jukka Suomela, Aalto University School of Science, Department of Computer Science.

Max Sjöblom, MSc (Tech.), will defend the dissertation "Spectating play: investigating motivations for watching others play games" on Thursday 18 April 2019 at 12 noon in Aalto University School of Science, lecture hall TU2, Maarintie 8, Espoo. Opponent: Professor Mia Consalvo, Concordia University, Canada. Custos: Professor Perttu Hämäläinen, Aalto University School of Science, Department of Computer Science.

In the media

Aristides Gionis was listed in the top 10 most influential scholars in data mining. Read more at AMiner. Congratulations Aris!

Risto Sarvas was interviewed by UusiTeknologia for an article about the lack of women in the IT and technology sectors.

Data-oriented attacks allow hackers to manipulate non-control data and alter a program's behavior. An international research team, including also researchers in N. Asokan’s research group, has recently uncovered new exploitation techniques for this type of attack. Read more at TechXplore.

Samuel Kaski was interviewed about AI research and Finland’s investments on AI in newspaper HBL.

A new podcast about better future: in the second episode Perttu Hämäläinen and Raine Kajastila reveal how digitalisation and AI can change couch potatoes into exercise maniacs. Read more at aalto.fi.

Computer Science at Aalto ranked 101-150 in QS World University Rankings. Read more how Aalto ranked at aalto.fi.

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