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Congratulations Jorma, Eero and Jouni!
Changes in CS HR team
Assistant Professors in Computer Science
The Department of Computer Science at the School of Science of Aalto University invites applications for tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level. Applications in all areas of Computer Science are welcomed, with the following areas highlighted:
- Algorithm Engineering,
- Data Management,
- Software Engineering,
- Software Systems.
Deadline for applications is 12 January 2020 at 23:59 EET (UTC+2). For more information on the position and how to apply please go here.
Postdoctoral researcher in the area of Interaction Design for AR/VR
Department of Communications and Networking is looking for a talented and highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to tackle appealing research problems in the area of interaction design for AR/VR. Deadline for applications is 1 December 2019. For more information on the position and how to apply please go here.
Programmers for Educational Software
The CS department is looking to hire one or two programmers to develop an IDE plugin that will support the department’s introductory programming courses and help thousands of students. Deadline for applications is 30 November 2019. For more information on the position and how to apply please go here.
DIRECTOR OF HIIT
Aalto University and the University of Helsinki are looking for a proven leader to be the next Director of Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT. The position will be a shared position between the universities for a fixed term up to five years, starting from 1 August 2020. Deadline for applications is 20 December 2019. For more information on the position and how to apply please see this pdf.
Professor or Associate/Assistant Professor in Artificial and Human Intelligence
The Department of Computer Science at the Faculty of Science of the University of Helsinki invites applications for a Professor or Associate/Assistant Professor to carry out research into the fundamentals of artificial intelligence, combining computer science with studies of the brain and the mind. Deadline for applications is 30 November 2019. For more information on the position and how to apply please go here.
Latest news in cs.aalto.fi
Professor Lauri Malmi receives a prestigious, international award for his significant contribution to computer science education
The SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education that Malmi receives honors researchers that have significantly contributed to computer science education. Read more at cs.aalto.fi.
A new semantic portal brings together data on Finnish civil war victims for open use
The new service, called Sotasurmasampo 1914–1922, extends and renews the original War Victims of Finland 1914–1922 database service of the National Archives of Finland. Read more at cs.aalto.fi.
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. Read more at cs.aalto.fi.
How ecological is AI? How can you compose with a neural network? Come to AI exhibition to find out!
A new exhibition by Aalto Digi Platform and FCAI combines science and arts and sheds light on the history, state of art, and future of AI. Read more at cs.aalto.fi.
Events - next week
AI Day brings together researchers, companies, students and the public sector involved in the fast-developing field of AI. Learn more and register to the event here.
Tuesday, 26 November at Dipoli, Otaniemi
CONNECTING THE DOTS OPENING NIGHT
Connecting the Dots is a science and art exhibition revolving around the world of artificial intelligence. The official opening night of the exhibition will be part of the evening networking session of the AI Day conference. RSVP to the Opening night here!
Tuesday, 26 November at 16:30-18:00 In Dipoli, Otakaari 24
Kaisa Nyberg, Aalto University: Cryptographic Nonlinearity Criteria
Tuesday, 26 November at 15:15-16:15 in U6, Otakaari 1
Mika Huhtamäki, Suomen tilaajavastuu Oy: Digitalization - legal-technical-commercial perspective
Juha Oravala, GDPR Specialist, D-Fence Oy: GDPR in a constantly digitalizing environment
Tuesday, 26 November at 17:15-19:00 in AS2/TU2, Maarintie 8
FCAI arranges a series of events about AI and X, where X is something else, a scientific discipline, an application area, another Academy flagship etc.
An event in Finnish about AI + Public service (Tekoäly ja julkishallinto), arranged with Palkeet.
Wednesday, 27 November at 13:00-16:00 in Porthania
Tassos Noulas, NUY: Wiki-Atlas: Rendering Wikipedia Content through Cartographic and Mobile Mediums
Wednesday, 27 November at 13:15-14:00 (coffee at 13:00) in T4, CS building
Slobodan Mitrovic, MIT: Large Graphs Under the Lens of Modern Parallel Computation
Thursday, 28 November at 14:15-15:00 (coffee at 14:00) in T3, CS building
SUOMALAISET SOTAVANGIT 1939-1945 NEUVOSTOLIITOSSA JULKISTUSTILAISUUS (Only in Finnish)
Tilaisuudessa avataan ja esitellään talvisodan 80-vuotismuiston kunniaksi Sotasammon uusi, linkitettyyn avoimeen dataan perustuva sovellus "Suomalaiset sotavangit Neuvostoliitossa 1939-1945".
Friday, 29 November at 14:00-15:30 in Kansallisarkiston vanha tutkijasali, Rauhankatu 17
CS CHRISTMAS PARTY
CS Christmas Party for the staff of CS department. Please register by 19 November.
Friday, 29 November at 18:00-22:00 in Baarikärpänen, Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 21
Events - save the date!
HICT WORKSHOP FOR STUDENTS - LAST CALL FOR REGISTRATION (DL 25 NOV)
Introduction to research presentation skills and stakeholder interaction (1 ECTS)
Who needs and is interested in research information? How to communicate your research results to wider public? How to interact with different stakeholders? How to present your research to different audiences? For participation, please register by 25 November 2019.
Wednesday, 4 December at 9:00-16:00 (including a lunch break. HICT will offer a free buffet lunch for participants.) in T5, CS building
Need help with ACRIS reporting? Welcome to stop by our ACRIS Garages. Antti Rousi from ACRIS will be there to help you!
Thursday, 5 December at 12:15-13:45 in T4, CS building
Monday, 13 January at 12:15-13:45 in T4, CS building
Welcome to meet President Ilkka Niemelä and other members of Aalto leadership. Come to discuss – ask, propose or comment! Coffee offered, but lunch is no-host.
Friday, 13 December at 12:00-13:15 in TUAS restaurant, Maarintie 8
Matti Hämäläinen, Harvard Medical School: Quo vadis, MEG?
Timo Roine, Aalto University: Diffusion MRI: Recent advances and applications
Tuesday, 17 December at 9:30-10:30 (breakfast at 9:15) in Makerspace, Learning Centre, Otakaari 1
Learning@Aalto Gala is organized with Aalto community to Aalto community. Welcome to celebrate learning, and to see and experience the great results achieved in 2019, as well as to network with other members of the community interested in educational development! The theme in December will be teaching and teacher well-being.
Wednesday, 18 December at 8:30-15:30 in Harald Herlin Learning Centre, Otakaari 1
Sumi Helal, Lancaster University: Digital Health: Back to Future
Thursday, 19 December at 11:00-12:00 in Small Hall, Main Building, University of Helsinki, Fabianinkatu 33
Please register here!
AALTO LEADERSHIP'S VISIT TO CS DEPARTMENT
The Aalto Leadership, meaning the President, the Provost, the Vice Presidents and the Chief of HR, will visit the Department of Computer Science. Coffee and tea with sweet pastry will be available at 12:00. This event is open for the whole staff.
Wednesday, 15 January at 12:30-14:00 in TU2, Maarintie 8
Update your publications for 2019 in ACRIS
1. PLEASE, CHECK YOUR PROFILE AND FILL IN THE MISSING INFORMATION! https://acris.aalto.fi
2. UPDATE YOUR PUBLICATION LIST
3. CHECK THAT YOUR PUBLIC PROFILE IS UP TO DATE https://research.aalto.fi/en/
Minimum required information:
- Publications (Add new -> Research output) Check that you have CS department as affiliation and Computer and Information Sciences as ”field of science”
- Visits abroad (min. 5 days) (Add new -> Activity -> External academic engagement -> Visit abroad) Some travel information is automatically available via HRG system connected to your flight reservations, but you need to update most of these automatic entries.
- Visits to Aalto University by foreign researchers and teachers (min. 5 days)(Add new ->Activity -> External academic engagement -> Hosting a visitor)
- Research and art awards (Add new -> Activity -> Awards)
- International conferences organized in Finland (Add new -> Activity -> Conference participation)
The final Aalto-wide deadline will be 15th January 2020. But please, start in time and fill in your information as soon as possible!
- Instructions in CS Wiki for ACRIS reporting
- ACRIS Help
- ACRIS support: firstname.lastname@example.org
- CS ACRIS Garages on Thu 5 Dec 2019 & Mon 13 Jan 2020
H2020: ERC CONSOLIDATOR GRANT - DL 4 February 2020
Call for proposals for ERC Consolidator Grant is now open, but the submission form will open later. Please, see the instruction for applicants in here, Aalto’s information here and the ERC Work Programme 2020 in here.
TUTLI FUNDING - DL 9 December 2019
The TUTLI project (New Business from Research Ideas) is Business Finland’s funding instrument which is dedicated to the commercialization of research results.
H2020 - MARIE SKLODOWSKA-CURIE ACTIONS - INNOVATIVE TRAINING NETWORKS - DL 14 January 2020
Innovative Training Networks for recruiting and training PhD students, more information here.
H2020: SEVERAL ICT-THEMED CALLS - open in autumn 2019 and spring 2020
See the more detailed thematic calls at RIS funding calendar!
- H2020: AI for Manufacturing; Next Generation Media; Software Technologies; Next Generation Internet of Things; Big Data Technologies, DL 16 January 2020
- H2020: AI on demand platform; An empowering inclusive Next Generation Internet, DL 22 April 2020
- FET Proactive: Emerging Paradigms (Future technologies for social experience; Measuring the unmeasurable –– Sub-nanoscale science for Nanometrology; Digital twins for the life-sciences), Neuromorphic computing technologies, Environmental Intelligence, DL 22 April 2020
- FET Open: Open topic for radical, interdisciplinary technology consortium projects, DL 13 May 2020
Nordforsk has open several calls:
- Digitalisation of the Public Sector, DL 16 January 2020
FULLBRIGHT-TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRIES OF FINLAND POSTDOCTORAL GRANT - DL 8 December 2019
Grant Program to postdoctoral researchers in the field of technology to carry out a research project in a U.S. university of research center from 8 to 12 months.
Pre-announcement for CHIST-ERA call 2019 has been published.
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 December 2019, with tentative deadline for short proposal on 14 February 2020 and for the full proposal in June 2020.
STRATEGIC RESEARCH COUNCIL - expected opening in December 2019 with DL in mid-January 2020
- Information Literacy and Evidence-Informed Decision-Making Priority
- Dealing with Climate Change – the Human Perspective
e.g. individual scholarships, travel grants and similar bursaries and awards.
Trainings for project management and research funding, organized by RIS: See aalto.fi.
User survey for TeqMine users
Read more about the Patent Search tool and the User survey.
Mental wellbeing support
Mental well-being support helps you when you want to
- unburden your mind of worries or stress related to your personal life
- find tools for stress management and coping
- practise coping with stressful or difficult situations at work and elsewhere
- find new means for coping with various emotions and situations
- strengthen your capabilities
- wish to discuss mental wellbeing and mental health with someone
- suffer from anxiety, depression, exhaustion, burnout, tiredness, fatigue or have concerns and worries.
See the pdf for more info.
CS has a board game night every Thursday starting at 18:00 in A2 coffee room
Many games start at 18:00, but if you come by anytime you'll eventually find a game. Just drop by - if you are new someone will help you. Bring some games if you have them, otherwise we have plenty already.
Organizer: contact email@example.com for questions. Announcements go to the informal-cs mailing list, sign up there (here) to get them. But also realize that this is self-organized: if you don't know what to do, make it up.
All recreational activities are listed in wiki. Feel free to advertise informal events at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that messages to the whole staff should be communicated through CS News (using the address email@example.com), released every Friday. If the matter is urgent and cannot wait until Friday, then go ahead..