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CS News 11.1.2019

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Funding news

The Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence (FCAI) has been granted over €8 million in funding from the flagship programme of the Academy of Finland. Read more at aalto.fi.

Congratulations!


Last call: Report your publications and other scholarly activities for 2018!

Please, report your publications and other scholarly activities still missing from ACRIS (acris.aalto.fiby January 14th to ensure that we get all the funding and credit we are entitled to. Information will be reported to the Ministry of Education and Finland Convention Bureau, and will be made publicly available at Aalto’s research portal at research.aalto.fi.

Please, also remember to add research infrastructure relations (Triton/Science-IT)! If you have used Triton (computation OR storage OR anything else) to produce a publication, please see these instructions.

Minimum required information: 

Information reported to Ministry of Education (statistics will be made publicly available): 

  1. Publications and artistic outputs: Add new -> Research output.  
  2. Visits abroad: Add new -> Activity -> Visiting an external institution -> Visit abroad. (min 5 days) 
  3. Visits to Aalto University by foreign researchers and teachers: Add new -> Activity -> Hosting a visitor ->  Hosting a visitor. (min 5 days) 
    Other information needed for the university’s annual reports and KPIs:  
  4. Art awards: Add new -> Prize. 
  5. International conferences organized in Finland: Add new -> Activity -> Participating in or organizing an event. 
    (For items 2 – 5, the required fields are highlighted in yellow in ACRIS.) 

Need help?

At the department: Academic coordinators Aija Kukkala (aija.kukkala@aalto.fi) or Kaisa Sarkkinen (kaisa.sarkkinen@aalto.fi)

Aalto ACRIS team contact: acris@aalto.fi


Recruitment

SUMMER WORKERS

Department of Computer Science is looking for Summer workers. The online application form closes 31 January 2019.

HICT SPRING CALL 2019

Helsinki ICT network: Positions for Exceptional Doctoral Students. The online application form closes 31 January 2019.


Events

MACHINE LEARNING COFFEE SEMINAR

Sampsa Hautaniemi, University of Helsinki: Machine learning in cancer research and oncology
Monday, 14 January at 9:00-10:00 in Exactum D122, Kumpula 

HELSINKI DISTINGUISHED LECTURE

Tommi Jaakkola, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory: Modeling with machine learning: challenges and some solutions
Wednesday, 16 January at 15:00-17:00 in AS2, Maarintie 8 
Please register at the latest 11 January! 

CS BOARD GAME NIGHT

CS Board Game Night is an informal, self-organized event. Welcome!
Wednesday, 16 January at 18:00 in A2 coffee room, CS building

DIGITWIN DEMO DAY

Welcome to the DigiTwin Demo Day, where we present mid-term research results!
Friday, 18 January at 9:30-15:30 in T1, CS building (presentations) and Puumiehenkuja 5 E (lunch and demos)
Please register at the latest 11 January! 

STRATEGY KICK-OFF!

Come and create Aalto University’s future. The journey to create our living strategy starts now. Everybody’s expertise and views are needed for answering the questions our strategy should address.
Thursday, 24 January at 9:00 in Harald Herlin Learning Centre, Otaniementie 9
Please register

CSC COURSE ON DEEP LEARNING

This one-day workshop gives a practical introduction to deep learning on CSC's computing environment. Lectures: Markus Koskela and Mats Sjöberg
Tuesday, 29 January at 9:00-17:00 in Chemicum-building, CHE A110, A. I. Virtasen aukio 1, Helsinki

AQP SEMINAR

Evgeny Surovtsev, Kapitza Institute Russia: Engineering of new topological phases of superfluid 3He by controlled correlated disorder
Tuesday, 29 January at 13:15-14:15 in room 161, Nanotalo, Otakaari 2

Save the date & Register: DEMO DAY 2019

Demo Day is part of Helsinki-Aalto Center for Information Security (HAIC) public outreach program and jointly organized by the Secure Systems Group at Aalto University and the University of Helsinki.
Wednesday, 29 May at 13:00-17:45 in T1 and library, CS building


Services

DATA PROTECTION CLINIC

Are you thoughtful about data protection? Do you need advice on how to apply data protection regulation in your work? Do you have any questions, problems, or development ideas related to this? Please join in discussing the management of personal data in research, teaching and services and support related to these areas.

Tuesday, 15 January at 13:00-15:00 in U135a (NOKIA), Otakaari 1

DRUPAL CLINICS

Drupal clinics are a quick and easy event to visit, and get advice and ideas on your content at hand. The clinics continue on the same weekday and at the same time, as previously.

Tuesdays at 13.00-14.30 in Dipoli entrance area by the long table

TRAVEL CLINICS

Welcome to Travel Clinics where the Travel Services team can answer your questions and help you with travel related matters.

Tuesdays at 10:00-12:00 in room B121, CS building
Wednesdays at 12:00-14:00 in room M102 Maininki, Otakaari 1 

DELAYS IN PAYROLL TEAM SERVICES

There's a high number of backlog at our Payroll Team at the moment. Therefore processing of requests is currently delayed. Thank you for your patience and apologies for any inconvenience.

TAX CARDS FOR 2019

Tax cards for 2019 come into effect on 1 February 2019 (old tax cards are used in January). Aalto University receives 2019 tax cards as an online transfer from the Finnish Tax Administration, covering employees who had a contract with Aalto University on December 2018 and continue to work for Aalto on 1 February 2019.

The new tax cards will include one income ceiling for all wages earned during the year, and there are no separate tax cards for secondary income anymore.

COMMUTER TICKET BENEFIT

Aalto University offers its employees a possibility for commuter ticket benefit 10 eur/month starting from 1 January 2019. The benefit is paid for 11 calendar months/year. The benefit is offered to all employees whose employment contract exceeds 6 months (excluding students who are entitled to commuter ticket student discount). A new employee will get the benefit starting from the 7th month of the employment.

Before you can start using the benefit you need to approve transfer of your personal data to the service provider in Aalto University employee self-service system (ESS) and download the service providers application to your phone in your appstore. After approving the transfer of your personal data, you will receive an email from the service provider that contains info on activating your user account. Note! It might take couple of days to receive this email.


Survey: Research Integrity Barometer

Public trust in research and researchers is very high in Finland. At the same time, the research community is faced by new societal demands. What kinds of challenges do researchers in Finland encounter with regard to conducting responsible research?

The first Research Integrity Barometer charts experiences of research misconduct, the scope and effectivity of research-ethical guidelines and training, and values and ethics in the Finnish research community. The survey is aimed at research and teaching staff at universities, universities of applied sciences and other research institutions in Finland. The survey is carried out by the Finnish National Board on Research Integrity TENK and the University of Vaasa. The details of individual respondents will not be identifiable. TENK will publish the results of the barometer in the spring of 2019.

Answering the survey takes approximately 15 minutes. The survey is open until 30 January 2019. Please answer the survey here.


Funding calls

EMIL AALTONEN Foundation grants

Individual grants for Finnish-speaking young researchers. Project grants up to 3 years for young researchers. Deadline is 15 February 2019.

KAUTE Foundation grants for researchers

Grants intended for scientific research (including doctoral thesis projects) are primarily awarded to individuals with a university degree in business or engineering. Communities and research groups working in fields covered by the foundation may apply for grants for research projects and for editing publications. Deadline is 31 January 2019.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS MAUPERTUIS 2019 OPEN

France-Finland bilateral funding program for scientific cooperation, deadline is 25 January 2019. Four joint programs are open:

1. French Renowned Scientist Conference Series (FRSCS) 
2. Researchers Short Mobility program (RSM)
3. Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Workshop (ERI-W)
4. NEW PhD cotutelle grant (PhD-G)

SCI INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING CALL

The deadline for applications is Monday 17 January 2019.

H2020 FET-Open

The deadline is 24 January 2019.

H2020 - ERC - EUROPEAN RESEARCH COUNCIL

Consolidator Grant, deadline is 7 February 2019.

Several ICT-related H2020 calls opening! See the more detailed thematic calls at RIS funding calendar!

  • H2020, Industrial Leadership: Information and Communications Technology, deadline is 28 March 2019
  • H2020 Societal challenges: Socioeconomic and Cultural Transformations in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, deadline is 14 March 2019
  • H2020 Societal challenges: Governance for the Future, deadline is 14 March 2019
  • H2020, Industrial Leadership, Digitising and Transforming European Industry and Services: Digital Innovation Hubs and Platforms, deadline is 2 April 2019
  • H2020 Societal challenges: Digital transformation in Health and Care, deadline is 24 April 2019
  • H2020 Societal challenges: Digitising and Transforming European Industry and Services: Automated Road Transport, deadline is 25 April 2019
FINNISH FOUNDATION FOR TECHNOLOGY PROMOTION (Tekniikan edistämissäätiö, TES)

Grants for graduate students and post docs for technology research. Call is open 10 January - 8 February 2019.

HPY RESEARCH FOUNDATION GRANTS

HPY Research Foundation 2019 grants are open from 3.12.2018 for applications. The foundation supports research studies of telecommunications technology, studies closely related to telecommunications business or the use of telecommunications. Research studies should be in the areas of technological, business or behavioral sciences. This year the foundation supports doctoral thesis students by awarding grants worth 3000 euros each. Deadline is 1 February 2019.

THE FINNISH CONCORDIA FUND

The Finnish Concordia Fund is an association which promotes the studies and scientific qualification of Finnish women. Both work and travel scholarships are available for women pursuing a doctoral degree. Deadline is 31 January 2019.

GRANTS AND AWARDS FOR STUDENTS AND RESEARCHERS

e.g. individual scholarships, travel grants and similar bursaries and awards.

THE FINNISH WORK ENVIRONMENT FUND

The Finnish Work Environment Fund provides funding for research and development projects aimed at improving working environments and promoting safe and productive working communities. Research awards are open for application, deadline is 15 February 2019.

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See more funding calls from RIS calendar and from CS wiki Annual Clock for Funding Calls.

Trainings for project management and research funding, organized by RIS: See Inside.


PhD defences

Mikko Raatikainen, M.Sc.(Tech.), will defend the dissertation "On the Practice of Modeling Software Variability” on Friday 8 February 2019 at 12 noon at the Aalto University School of Science, lecture hall T2, Konemiehentie 2, Espoo. Opponent: Associate Professor Paul Grünbacher, Johannes Kepler Universität, Austria. Custos: Professor Marjo Kauppinen, Aalto University School of Science, Department of Computer Science.

Lassi Haaranen, M.Sc.(Tech.), will defend the dissertation "Game-Related Learning and Exposure in Computer Science" on Friday 8 February 2019 at 12 noon at the Aalto University School of Science, lecture hall AS1, Maarintie 8, Espoo. Opponent: PhD Kristian Kiili, Tampere University of Technology. Custos: Professor Lauri Malmi, Aalto University School of Science, Department of Computer Science.

Heli Kautonen, TaM, will defend the dissertation "BAIST-viitemalli julkista arvoa tuottavaan digitaaliseen palvelun käyttäjäkeskeiseen suunnitteluun" on Friday 22 February 2019 at 12 noon at the Aalto University School of Science, lecture hall T2, Konemiehentie 2, Espoo. Opponent: Professor Netta Iivari, University of Oulu. Custos: Professor Marko Nieminen, Aalto University School of Science, Department of Computer Science.


Tuutti student newsletter

The following Tuutti student newsletter to more than 1000 computer science students will be published on 17 January 2019. Please inform Sanna (sanna.suoranta@aalto.fi) and/or communications-cs@aalto.fi if you have something that you would like to share with all the students. Deadline for materials is 16 January 2019.


Mailing lists

MAILING LIST FOR POSTDOCTORAL LEVEL JOB OFFERS

Doctoral student or postdoctoral researcher: Do you want to receive announcements of (further) postdoctoral opportunities or tenure-track positions? Subscribe to the "job-offers-cs" mailing list at https://list.aalto.fi/mailman/listinfo/job-offers-cs

Faculty member: Do you want to distribute information on an interesting postdoctoral or tenure-track opportunity? Send/forward e-mail to job-offers-cs@list.aalto.fi.

(Note that this list is available only for information about job opportunities requiring doctoral or higher qualifications. For other job announcements, consider e.g. the Aalto CareerWeb service.

MAILING LIST FOR INFORMAL EVENTS

Have you always wanted to get invitations to informal happenings organized by fellow CS staff? Or have you always wanted to invite others for a game/movie night, after-work beers, after-work sports, birthday party, random hackathon, or similar? 

Look no further - we have a new mailing list, informal-cs@list.aalto.fi, for announcing informal events! 

Anyone can join & send invitations. To subscribe, please go to https://list.aalto.fi/mailman/listinfo/informal-cs

See all CS mailing lists in wiki.

The following CS News will be published on 18 January 2019. Deadline for materials is 17 January 2019 in the morning. Any tips on news items are welcome!
 Contact us by email communications-cs@aalto.fi or in the social media https://twitter.com/CSAalto / https://www.facebook.com/CSAalto

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