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CS News - 6 September 2019

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New faculty

Johanna Kaipio has started as Professor of Practice as of 1 September 2019.

Wilhelmiina Hämäläinen has started as Senior University Lecturer as of 1 September 2019.

Sanna Suoranta has started as University Lecturer as of 1 September 2019.

Welcome Johanna, Wilhelmiina and Sanna!


Funding news

CS Department’s researchers have been successful in the Academy of Finland ICT 2023 calls. Professors Chris Brzuska, Juho Kannala, Sami Kaski, Harri Lähdesmäki and Jukka Suomela have received funding from the 2018 and 2019 calls.

Congratulations Chris, Juho, Sami, Harri and Jukka!


Latest news in cs.aalto.fi

Researchers at Aalto and Karolinska developed a microscope without a microscope

DNA microscopy makes it possible to view biological molecules on micro-level without expensive optics. Read more at cs.aalto.fi.

Erkki Oja has been awarded the Frank Rosenblatt Award for his achievements in artificial intelligence research

The huge current boom in artificial intelligence research started just as Professor Oja retired after a decades-long career in the field. His impact and contribution to our understanding of AI is now being recognised by the IEEE. Read more at cs.aalto.fi.

Understanding the past helps train future engineers

Saara Matala, Doctor of Technology and historian, studied last spring the role of Nokia engineers in the development of mobile platform security. The results serve to remind that technology does not develop in a vacuum; it involves interaction with surrounding society. Read more at cs.aalto.fi.


CS Meet & Mingle


Thank you for participating the first ever CS Meet & Mingle that was held last Friday (30 Aug) in the Magical Garden of Otakaari 1. The event was a success and if you didn’t manage to join us this time, no worries we’ll organise it again next year. Especial thanks for the new CS faculty members who quickly introduced themselves in the event. In addition to the delicious pizza and fantastic mocktails we also played human bingo, and the lucky winners of movie tickets are Juuso Vuorenmaa and Joel Lahenius.

Congratulations!

Events - next week

MLCS

Jari Saarinen, CEO at GIM Oy, CTO at Sensible 4 Oy: Intelligent Mobile Robots
Monday, 9 September at 9:00-10:00 in T6, CS building 

BRAIN AND MIND COMPUTATIONAL BREAKFAST

Ivan Vujaklija: Decoding Neural Drive for New Generation of Neurorehabilitation System
Talayeh Aledavood: Behavioral Patterns through the Lens of Smartphones: the Case of Patients with Mental Disorders
Tuesday, 10 September at 9:30-10:30 (breakfast at 9:15) in Makerspace, Learning Centre 

CS AOF GARAGE

Figures and graphs in a funding application: tips for good design and visualization (MA, photographer Matti Ahlgren and Academic coordinators) 
Wednesday, 11 September at 13:00-15:00 in A237, CS building

CS BOARD GAME NIGHT

CS Board Game Night is an informal, self-organized event. Welcome!
Thursday, 12 September at 18:00 in A2 coffee room, CS building


Events - save the date!

ABC SEMINAR

Alexander Mathis, Harvard: AI tools for marker-less behavior tracking and monitoring
Stéphane Deny, Stanford: Using AI to study visual representations in the retina
Monday, 16 September at 14:15-16:00 in hall D (Y122), Otakaari 1

DIGITWIN WORKSHOP: BUSINESS BENEFITS OF IoT

Speed up your digital twin development! Join DigiTwin workshop to network, share experiences and brainstorm new ways to turn IoT and digital twins into business.
Tuesday, 17 September at 9:00-15:45 in room M202, Väre 

AALTO UNIVERSITY 3.0

In the community event you can give your input in the new strategy, especially its new emphasis points. Welcome!
Wednesday, 18 September at 9:00-11:00 in School of Business, Ekonominaukio 1 (lobby)

ERKKI OJA IEEE FRANK ROSENBLATT AWARD LECTURE

Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence FCAI is proud to host Erkki Oja’s IEEE Frank Rosenblatt Award Lecture on neural networks. The lecture is free of charge and open to everyone. The lecture will be followed by an informal cocktail event. For catering purposes, we ask you to register beforehand.
Wednesday, 18 September at 15:00-17:00 in T2, CS building

MY DATA 2019

MyData 2019 conference is a place for accelerating global change towards a human-centric approach to personal data. On 25-27 September 2019, some 1000 experts from business, legal, tech and society sectors will gather for the fourth time in Helsinki, with the focus on how to effect the change we need.

GUEST LECTURE

Asif Gill, UTS School of Computer Science: Towards Adaptive Enterprise Architecture
Thursday, 26 September at 12:15-14:00 in TU5, Maarintie 8 

HICT AUTUMN KICKOFF
HICT autumn kickoff for doctoral students with pizza! Would you like to have a fresh, relaxed start for autumn after summer holidays? Are you eager to get to know other ICT researchers in Helsinki area? Special guest speaker: Professor Yu Xiao, Aalto ComNet. Register now as the seats are limited! 
Thursday, 26 September at 16:00 in restaurant Fat Lizard Otaniemi 
CS RESEARCH DAY

We will arrange CS Research Day again on 3 October at 12:00-15:00 in CS building. This is your chance to present your research to your colleagues and new students and find out what others are researching! More information will follow soon!

CS FORUM

Davide Taibi, Tampere University: Cloud-Native Research at Tampere University 
Thursday, 17 October at 14:15-15:00 (coffee at 14:00) in T4, CS building 

FCAI FLAGSHIP COMMUNITY EVENT

The Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence FCAI is organizing a community event on 21 October to share what we do and to welcome new researchers from Aalto University, University of Helsinki, and VTT to join the FCAI community.

AI DAY 2019

AI Day brings together researchers, companies, students and the public sector involved in the fast-developing field of AI. The event offers a chance for matchmaking, information sharing, and cross-border collaboration. The registration to the event starts in September. AI Day 2019 will be held on 26 November at Dipoli in Otaniemi campus.


DSc defences

Sami Remes, MSc (Tech.), will defend the dissertation "Modelling non-stationary functions with Gaussian processes" on Friday 20 September 2019 at 12 noon at the Aalto University School of Science, Lecture hall M1, Otakaari 1, Espoo. Opponent: Dr. Seth Flaxman, Imperial College London, UK. Custos: Professor Samuel Kaski, Aalto University School of Science, Department of Computer Science.

Alexander Grigorevskiy, MSc (Tech.), will defend the dissertation "Advances in Randomly-Weighted Neural Networks and Temporal Gaussian Processes" on Friday 20 September 2019 at 12 noon at the Aalto University School of Science, lecture hall T2, Konemiehentie 2, Espoo. Opponent: Professor Tommi Kärkkäinen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Custos: Professor Aki Vehtari, Aalto University School of Science, Department of Computer Science.

Luiza Sayfullina, MSc (Tech.), will defend the dissertation "Machine Learning Methods for Classification of Unstructured Data" on Friday 27 September 2019 at 13 at the Aalto University School of Science, lecture hall AS2, Maarintie 8, Espoo. Opponent: Assistant Professor Isabelle Augenstein, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Custos: Professor Juho Kannala, Aalto University School of Science, Department of Computer Science.


Funding calls

AOF SEPTEMBER CALL

Call opens: 3 September 2019
Call closes: 25 September 2019 at 16:15 Finnish time
Call announcements (see Apply now)

Data management plan training
Friday, 20 September at 12:00-14:00 Training for the researchers: How to write the data management plan (DMP) for the Finnish Academy grant application (Log in to enroll.) If you are unable to attend, you can always send your DMP for our commenting service at researchdata@aalto.fi. Aalto’s data management specialists will review it to make sure all relevant information is included.

CS AoF Garage at the department – welcome!

  • 11 September at 13-15 (A237). Figures and graphs in a funding application: tips for good design and visualization (MA, photographer Matti Ahlgren and Academic coordinators) 

Need help with your application?

MARIE SKLODOWSKA-CURIE INDIVIDUAL FELLOWSHIPS - DL 11 September 2019

The goal of the Individual Fellowships is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experienced researchers, wishing to diversify their individual competence in terms of skill acquisition through advanced training, international and intersectoral mobility.

H2020: ERC STARTING GRANT - DL 16 October 2019

Call for proposals for ERC Starting Grant is open. Please, see the instructions for applicants in here and the ERC Work Programme 2019 in here.

H2020: SEVERAL ICT-RELATED CALLS OPEN IN AUTUMN 2019 AND SPRING 2020

See the more detailed thematic calls at RIS funding calendar!

  • H2020: Information and Communication Technologies, DL 13 November 2019
  • H2020: Digital transformation in Health and Care, DL 13 November 2019
  • H2020: Information and Communication Technologies: Boosting the effectiveness of the Security Union, Cybersecurity, DL 19 November 2019
NORDFORSK

Nordforsk has open several calls with deadlines in October/November:

Pre-announcement: Call for proposal under the Research and Innovation Programme on Digitalisation of the Public Sector.

ERA-NET CHIST-ERA 2019 JOINT CALL

2019 Call on the following themes:

  • Explainable Machine Learning-based Artificial Intelligence
  • Novel Computational Approaches for Environmental Sustainability
  • Academy budget expected to be around 1 M€ (2-4 projects funded)

Call opens in October-November 2019, closes in mid-January 2020

POSTDOC POOLI GRANTS FOR RECENTLY GRADUATED DOCTORS - DL 15 September 2019

The grants awarded from Säätiöiden post doc -pooli are intended for scholars, who have recently completed their doctoral degree and wish to conduct research abroad from Finland for at least one academic year.

NOKIA SCHOLARSHIP FOR DOCTORAL STUDENTS - DL 30 September 2019

The Nokia Scholarship is intended to encourage efficient, fast-progressing doctoral studies and research. Nokia Scholarships are granted to individuals pursuing a doctoral degree in information or telecommunications technology or in clearly related supporting scientific disciplines.

JORMA OLLILA GRANT FOR RECENTLY GRADUATED DOCTORS - DL 30 September 2019

The Jorma Ollila special fund was created to support recently graduated doctors to further develop their research careers. These personal grants are awarded for the purpose of gaining international experience and research excellence for a period of 1-3 years. In addition to financial support, the new special fund will support the selected applicants through the contact network of Nokia Foundation.

PoDoCo - POSTDOCS IN COMPANIES: Autumn 2019 Application Round 15 September - 31 October 2019

PoDoCo is a matchmaking program supporting long term competitiveness and strategic renewal of companies and employment of young doctors in the private sector.

THE FINNISH CULTURAL FOUNDATION: OCTOBER CALL 2019

For its October 2019 grant application round, the Finnish Cultural Foundation has released around EUR 1 million in additional funding earmarked for research concerning the energy market of the future and/or the technology revolution. Applications will be accepted from all fields of science and economics, as well as interdisciplinary projects. The additional grant funding (EUR 1 million) will be awarded to between one and five research projects.

The Cultural Foundation’s October round of applications will be open between 1-31 October 2019. All in all, there will be approximately EUR 25 million in grants open for application.

AALTO INTO PAGE: GRANTS AND AWARDS FOR STUDENTS AND RESEARCHERS

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

AALTO INTERNAL SEED FUNDING FOR MAJOR CONSORTIA PROJECT PROPOSAL PLANNING

Autumn 2019 Call open until 6 September 2019

In Autumn 2019, Aalto internal seed funding is available for major consortia project proposal planning. The total budget for this call is €300 000. The funding targeted to be used by the end of 2020. Detailed descriptions of the call deadline, eligibility criteria, application, and evaluation process are available here.

OPEN CALLS TO SUPPORT THE HELSINKI ICT COMMUNITY

HIIT supports initiatives to enhance the quality, visibility and impact of research on information technology. These calls are not restricted to the members of the HIIT research programmes, but are open for the whole ICT community. Please apply through this open call if your request matches any of the listed categories. For example, if you would benefit from a head start in a new project while waiting for longer term funding to begin, you can apply for seed funding for the new initiative. The funding decisions will be made monthly by the HIIT Steering Group, and the next deadlines are 6 September 2019 and 11 October 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 aalto.fi.


Premises

Significant changes in transport arrangements in Otaniemi

Route changes are due to construction work by Jokeri Light Rail and infrastructure maintenance work by City of Espoo. Work at some sites has already begun, and work on others starts in September. More information.

Mail rooms in CS building

Mail is delivered by CS building janitors into lockers, that are located in the central printing locations of each floor: 

  • 1st floor: coffee room 1A (behind the printer)
  • 2nd floor: printing room A227 (by the coffee room)
  • 3rd floor: room A332 (inner aisle, access with key card)

You should find your physical mail from the locker of your floor, so please check this periodically.


Teqmine info & training

Join Patent & Technology Search webinar on Thursday 12 September at 15:00!

During the present year, Aalto University’s Innovation Services will implement a pilot project that utilizes an artificial intelligence-based patent search program called Teqmine. This project is part of a broader Innovation Management Platform plan at Aalto. The pilot focuses on the beginning of an innovation process by exploring patent databases with the aid of AI to better clarify and identify the innovation landscape and commercialization potential of research results and technology across Aalto University.  

The use of Teqmine (sim.teqmine.com) is easy and fast and thus allows a researcher to perform near professional patent searches. Teqmine provides a wide picture of the patent landscape, technology trends and companies in the field of the invention. In addition, the search is highly confidential and no trace of search history is left. For more information please find look here next Patent & Technology search webinar and how you can register into Teqmine tool. If you need more help with this or you will need more support, please contact directly: innovation-coordinator@aalto.fi   

Teqmine Analytics Oy regularly organizes webinars - next webinar on 12 Sep. This webinar is perfect for new users of Patent Similarity to learn how to carry out patent search, improve inventions and funding proposal.


Staff training

In order to develop competences in Aalto, the university offers development solutions that combine Aalto’s strategic competence needs with the individual needs and motivation of staff members. Staff training is one of our competence development tools. Below you can find different types of training programs, seminars and courses aimed at academic personnel. Please remember to log into aalto.fi to see the upcoming training events. You are warmly welcome to develop your competences!

Check out your training options at aalto.fi.


Mailing lists

See all CS mailing lists in wiki.

Please note that messages to the whole staff should be communicated through CS News (using the address communications-cs@aalto.fi), released every Friday. If the matter is urgent and cannot wait until Friday, then go ahead..

The following CS News will be published on 13 September 2019. Deadline for materials is 12 September 2019 in the morning. Any tips on news items are welcome!
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