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Appointment to Adjunct Professor position

Professor Mark Girolami has been appointed Adjunct Professor at the Department of Computer Science for five years as of 1 February 2019. The field of the adjunct professorship is Computational Statistics and Machine Learning. 

Congratulations Mark!


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Recruitment

LECTURERS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

The positions are available at all levels of the Aalto University lecturer career system: University Teacher, University Lecturer and Senior University Lecturer. The positions are full-time and, depending on the candidate’s qualification, either fixed-term for 5 years or directly permanent. The positions are open at the Department of Computer Science. We invite applications from the following areas:

  • basics of programming
  • machine learning / data science
  • software systems
  • software engineering (especially software architectures, quality assurance and testing)

The application period closes on 6 March 2019.

MANAGER FOR THE FINNISH CENTER OF ARTIFICIAL INTELIGENCE (FCAI)

FCAI searches for a manager who will take the responsibility of coordinating and managing its administration. The manager will lead the very capable management team of managers specializing on the different areas of operation across the organizations, and will coordinate FCAI’s administration with personnel at the multiple partner departments and sites. The call will be open until the position has been filled, but at least until 28 February 2019.

FITech ICT PROJECT MANAGER

The FITech ICT continuous learning project has open Project Manager position. The job advertisement is in Finnish, but we will also consider well qualified applications from non-finish persons. If you know excellent candidates, please ask them to contact Petri Vuorimaa for further information.

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Helsinki seeks Postdoctoral Researcher to develop machine learning techniques to infer mental and physical wellbeing of users.

We offer a unique opportunity for a post doc for 3-5 years at the intersection of machine learning and human-computer interaction applied to wellbeing and eHealth. The aim of the research is to develop machine learning techniques to infer mental and physical wellbeing of users. Inferring the user wellbeing state will be used to personalize recommendations that are delivered through a chat bot or used to personalize a immersive VR environment. The user models use data comping from wearable physiological sensors (EDA, HRV, EEG), content from chatbot conversations, and interaction log data. For more information, please contact Professor Giulio Jacucci (giulio.jacucci@helsinki.fi).

To apply, send your application containing your CV, references, publication list, and introduction letter explaining how your background, skills and interest match the position to Professor Giulio Jacucci (giulio.jacucci@helsinki.fi) by 15 February 2019.


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SCI Outgoing Faculty Programme

Starting from the beginning of 2019 School of Science launches Outgoing Faculty Programme to support the internationalization of the SCI faculty. All SCI departments are committed to fund visits to foreign institutions with the aim of enhancing the networking of SCI with first-rate research and/or teaching.

Read more in wiki (for Faculty members).


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Events

MACHINE LEARNING COFFEE SEMINAR

Samuli Siltanen, University of Helsinki: Machine Learning For Tomography
Monday, 11 February at 9:00-10:00 in Exactum D122, Kumpula

GAMES NOW!

James Wootton, IBM: Games for Quantum Computers
Monday, 11 February at 15:00-17:00 in Design Factory, Otaniementie 9

AQP SEMINAR

James Wootton, IBM Zürich: Benchmarking quantum processors with quantum error correction
Tuesday, 12 February at 13:15-14:15 in room 161, Nanotalo, Otakaari 2

AVOIN LUENTOSARJA: SOSIAALISEN MEDIAN ILMIÖT

Risto Sarvas, Aalto University: Johdanto some-ilmiöihin
Tuesday, 12 February at 17:00-18:00 in T1, CS building

MENTORING PUZZLE GARAGE

Come play some puzzles and meet other researchers from the CS department!
Wednesday, 13 February at 16:00-17:00 in room A211, CS building

CS BOARD GAME NIGHT

CS Board Game Night is an informal, self-organized event. Welcome!
Thursday, 14 February at 18:00 in A2 coffee room, CS building

PHYS BROWN BAG SEMINAR

Hang Zhang, Aalto University: Programming hydrogel with a classical conditioning algorithm
Friday, 15 February at 12:00-13:00 in Nanotalo lobby, Otakaari 2 

Save the date: 
ALUMNI SEMINAR

Welcome to the traditional Aalto Alumni Seminar on the International Womens' Day 8 March in Undergraduate Centre, Otakaari 1
Annu Nieminen, CEO and founder of The Upright Project: New ways of doing business – How AI and digitalisation change the world

HICT S5: SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIUM OF THE STUDENTS, BY THE STUDENTS, FOR THE STUDENTS

Have you ever thought of what comes after PhD? Do you know how to survive in industry and academia? Would you like to meet fellow MSc or PhD students in computer science?
Thursday, 25 April in CS building 

Programme:

  • Keynote talks by Prof. Laura Ruotsalainen (University of Helsinki) and Dr. Juuso Parkkinen (Nightingale Health)
  • Short talks by our excellent doctoral students
  • HICT Expo: demos and posters
  • Food, fun programme, and prizes for best talk and best poster!

More information will be sent soon! Stay tuned and do research until then! 

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


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Research and Innovation Services (RIS) at CS on Wednesdays

Do you need help in applying funding, legal matters, IPR or with your on-going research project?

RIS (Research and Innovation Services) service personnel will be available on Wednesdays at CS building, room A244 next to the HR office.

You are welcome to discuss matters related to research funding and projects! Please, check the schedule in wiki. 


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Premises

NEW PHONE BOOTHS IN CS BUILDING

There are three new phone booths in CS building:

  • 2nd floor bridge (see picture)
  • 1st floor, just outside the glass doors of B corridor’s coffee room (see picture)
  • 2nd floor, under the stairs in T1 lobby area (see picture)

The bigger phone booth (on 2nd floor bridge) functions as an ad hoc meeting room and the smaller phone booths can be used for personal phone calls or Skype meetings etc. 

See the list of all meeting rooms in CS building from wiki.

NEW CONTACT ADDRESS FOR PREMISES

Please contact roomservices@cs.aalto.fi in the following matters:

  • Technical building services (air conditioning, heating, lighting)
  • Room accessories (desks, dividers, whiteboards, shelves, chairs, trash bins, etc.)
  • Room allocations / queries
  • PIN lockers (general questions, feedback)

More information in wiki.


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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.

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.

PoDoCo (Post Docs in Companies)

PoDoCo is a matchmaking program supporting long term competitiveness and strategic renewal of companies and employment of young doctors in the private sector. Spring 2019 Application Round 1 March - 15 April 2019.

SEVERAL ICT-related H2020 calls in spring 2019 and autumn 2019

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
ACADEMY OF FINLAND APRIL CALL 2019

Specific information not available yet. According to advance information, at least calls of the new Academy Programmes "Molecular Regulatory Networks of Life (R'Life) 2019–2023", "Environmental Health in a Changing Climate" and "Carbon capture and utilisation of C1 compounds" will open in April 2019.

AALTO INTO PAGE: GRANTS AND AWARDS FOR STUDENTS AND RESEARCHERS

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

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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.


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DSc defences

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.

Jarno Lintusaari, MSc, will defend the dissertation "Steps forward in approximate computational inference" on Monday 18 March 2019 at 12 noon at the Aalto University School of Science, lecture hall H304, Otakaari 1, Espoo. Opponent: Associate Professor Richard Everitt, University of Reading, UK. Custos: Professor Samuel Kaski, Aalto University School of Science, Department of Computer Science.

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.


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Trainings & clinics

TRAININGS ORGANISED BY RIS

Information about different trainings organized by the Research and Innovation Services during the spring and early summer can be found in Inside. Topics are available for example in grant writing, IPR and project management for researchers from PhD students to professors.

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 


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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..

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