Department of Media is looking for a doctoral candidate or recently graduated, or advanced Masters student in the area of data (cultural) analytics with interest in doing interdisciplinary research in new media and virtual museology. The position is two years (full time). You will work as part of the team in the Systems of Representation research group.
The DL for applications is 24 May. More information and instructions how to apply.
What would you prioritise in our next Equality Plan? Propose ideas for priorities and actions on fostering equality, diversity and inclusion in our community in the discussion area on this website by 21 May. All ideas and comments will be reviewed, analysed and used as the basis for our Equality Plan.
Aalto awards 2021
Who do you think should be recognized for the excellent work done for our university’s success? What research, artistic and educational acts will have significant impact on our future? Aalto University annually awards its personnel for their excellent work done for the university’s success. As an Aalto employee, you can influence who will be awarded, as proposing nominees is in the hands of our community.
Share your thoughts on who is worthy of these awards by 4 May.
Informatics Europe Bulletin
Informatics Europe is the association of European Computer Science departments. Aalto CS has been a member since 2010. Informatics Europe Bulletin is published monthly, please see the latest bulletin here.
MFA authentication will be needed in vpn services in May
Aalto vpn servers will require MFA authentication according to the schedule below in May. After this change user will be directed to browser to sign-in and accept MFA. The authentication will continue normally after the acceptance. This change is needed to improve security.
This change does not apply to centrally managed Aalto University laptops. Those computers sing-in using computer certificates.
- 4 May: vpn2.aalto.fi will be transferred to use Multi-factor-authentication
- 11 May: vpn1.aalto.fi will be transferred to use Multi-factor-authentication
- 18 May: vpn.aalto.fi will be transferred to use Multi-factor-authentication
ITS is looking for pilots on using cloud resources in courses academic year 2021-2022!
Aalto ITS is piloting the use of cloud resources (Azure, AWS, Google) in teaching and learning, and looking for pilot courses and cases to be built for fall 2021 and cases to be planned for spring 2022.
ITS aims at providing pilots for all the interested teachers. Expenses for cloud resources (not software procurement) will be handled by Aalto ITS. If you are interested in participating the pilot, please contact email@example.com
HR Corner – tips & news from HR team
The summer is approaching and you may have started planning your summer holidays. It is good to notice that we have two different working time systems at the university and the annual leave / annual free time is counted and recorded differently in these systems:
If you are a research assistant working part-time, check these instructions. HR is happy to help if you have any questions!
Happy Vappu from HR team!
Finnish Vappu is all about celebration, bubbles, sima (traditional Finnish Vappu drink) and munkki (Finnish donuts). This year we are still celebrating with only closest friends and family or remotely but hopefully next year we can celebrate together. To get to the official Vappuspirit you can bake donuts with this receipt. (Note! Please remember, that cooking oil is hot so don’t burn yourself… or the house 😉 )
Munkki Finnish Doughnuts
FIS corner - tips & news from Finance team
Get familiar with NEO before booking your trip
Please read more about CS Travel process at Travelling - Department of Computer Science Wiki
The Travel team organizes two more Neo training webinars with the same content:
- 4 May at 14:00-15:00 (English)
- 6 May at 14:00-15:00 (Finnish)
You can register here.
Playful cycling competition for collecting kilometres for CS department's team starts on 1 May! Kilometrikisa is a playful competition where the main purpose is to get people to bike and have fun in working communities. Every cyclist is welcome!
Our team is "Aalto University, Computer Science" and you can register yourself in with passcode: "CSsummer2021" at the event webpage.
Unfortunately, the page is only in Finnish, but ask your workmate to help you. Every cyclist records by him/herself how any kilometres he/she has cycled during days between 1 May and 22 September 2021. You can start contributing at anytime and report kilometres retrospectively.
Best team will win glory and good health :)
Events - next week
Art of Learning by Doing – The Great Game Jam Panel: Samuli Jääskeläinen, Varjo, Christina Lassheikki, Aalto University, Sun Park, Turtle Cream (more speakers will be confirmed later)
Monday, 3 May at 15:00-17:00, join URL https://www.twitch.tv/gamesnowaaltofi
5 May: CS Department meeting
Agenda: Announcements, Lauri Savioja, Research ethics, Annukka Jyrämä, EU Horizon Europe, Petri Kanninen & Teppo Huhtio, CS Research areas.
Wednesday, 5 May at 13:15-15:00, join URL https://aalto.zoom.us/j/62136416815 (passcode: 673401)
Tuomas Hakoniemi: Feasible interpolation for algebraic proof systems
Wednesday, 5 May at 14:15-15:00, subscribe to receive a weekly mail on the current topic and a link for Zoom
6 May: CS Teachers’ Coffee
The new responsibles of the BSc programmes will present their first thoughts of the job.
Thursday, 6 May at 10:00-11:30, join URL https://aalto.zoom.us/j/67051793718 (passcode 195370)
Weekly garages/clubs & informal meetings
Need help with your research? Join our daily SciComp garage to get help with Triton, CS-IT, or other data or computing tools in your research.
Every day at 13:00-14:00, join URL https://aalto.zoom.us/j/65371910202
Mondays: CS Coffee Break
Virtual and very informal coffee break meeting with the head of the department.
Mondays at 14:00-14:30, join URL https://aalto.zoom.us/s/63178036956
Mentoring space is an initiative started by Aalto’s computer science department postdocs, to help guide researchers.
Thursdays at 15:00-16:00, join URL https://aalto.zoom.us/j/61217739462
Weekly Deep Learning reading & informal discussion circle.
Fridays at 11:00, join URL https://aalto.zoom.us/j/61172508435
Fridays: Meet the Dean
An informal event where you can discuss with the Dean Jouko Lampinen without any official agenda.
Fridays at 13:00-14:00, join URL https://aalto.zoom.us/j/576548703
Fridays: Knitting Club
Let's gather together to knit and share some thoughts and ideas related to knitting/crochet/all kind of handicrafts/life/universe/you name it 😊
Fridays at 13:30-14:00, join URL https://aalto.zoom.us/j/68215351549 (passcode 150940)
Events - save the date
Jarno Vanhatalo University of Helsinki: Topic TBA
Monday, 10 May at 9:15-10:00 in Zoom
An informal and interactive event with type-along lessons, live coding, and exercises. Workshop is practically full. You can still register, but will mainly get emails about attending via the public livestream. If you are a complete team or exercise leader, you might still be accepted.
Data Science in the Post-Covid World
Tuesday, 11 May at 9:00-11:00 in Zoom
Guillaume Dumas, University of Montreal & Suzanne Dikker, New York University: Hyperscanning
Tuesday, 18 May at 16:00–17:15, join URL https://aalto.zoom.us/j/67072679004 (passcode: brainmind)
20 May: FCAI Industry & Society Webinar
AI for Sustainability – Smart Mobility
Thursday, 20 May at 13:00-15:00, please register to get your online seat
Dalia Šatkovskienė, Vilnius University: Releasing the full innovation potential in STEM research
Thursday, 20 May at 14:00-16:00, please register to get the Zoom link
Sámi Perspectives on Indigenous Knowledges, Technology and Governance (panel discussion): Andrea Botero leads a conversation with Rauna Kuokkanen, May-Britt Öhman and Outi Laiti.
Wednesday, 26 May at 16:30-18:00, please register to get the Zoom link
CS S4 is a yearly networking event for doctoral students of Computer Science. This year’s event, “AI for the Public Good”, aims to explore the social and environmental impact of our research.
Thursday, 10 June at 12:00-17:00 in Zoom
15 June: Secure Systems Demo Day 2021
Annual Demo Day events are jointly organized by the Secure Systems Groups at Aalto University and the University of Helsinki and Helsinki-Aalto Institute for Cybersecurity (HAIC). Demo Day brings local academia and industry together and gives an overview of information security research going on in Finland’s capital area. Registration opens in May!
Opponent: Professor Marc Langheinrich, Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), Switzerland
Custos: Professor Mario Di Francesco
Friday, 4 June at 12:00, Zoom link will be updated to the event website
MSc thesis presentation
Supervisor: Juho Rousu
Friday, 7 May at 14:00, join URL https://aalto.zoom.us/j/68513976632
Upcoming research funding calls see the Aalto funding calendar
- Continues the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme
- Convincing long-term vision of a radically new deep tech with positive transformative potential to our economy and society. Pathfinder Open has no predefined topic.
Future Makers – DL 31 May 2021
- Funding call organized by two Finnish foundations: Technology Industries of Finland Centennial Foundation, and Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation. Call page is only in Finnish, but the submission portal is also in English.
- Funding for high-level research openings in digital technologies and service models that build the sustainable renewal of Finnish industry and society. See Aalto page.
- Grants for doctoral thesis work, post-doctoral research, and research funding for groups. See guidelines.
- Grants are awarded broadly in the areas of research, art, and societal activities.
- The Trans-Atlantic Platform for Social Sciences and Humanities (T-AP) supports collaboration between humanities and social science research funders from South America, North America and Europe.
- The call “Recovery, Renewal and Resilience in a Post-Pandemic World” has several themes, e.g. advancing responsible and inclusive digital innovation. See call text (pdf) for themes and criteria.
- Several ICT related topics, e.g. AI, security and social media.
- Application form must be submitted in Finnish or Swedish. Call available only in Finnish.
- Industrially orientated call for AI topics (adoption and use of AI systems and services).
- Business Finland (Co-Innovation funding instrument) is the funder of Finnish participants.
- Joint call pilot: thematic areas of the Finnish Research Flagships
- ‘Intention to submit’ is sent by the Finnish PI to the Academy at least eight weeks and draft proposal at least four weeks before NIH deadline (7.9.2021). Final proposal is submitted to NIH by the US PI.
- Grants for finalizing PhD works and for beginning of post doctoral research. See Aalto page.
Horizon Europe: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – DL 15 September 2021
See funding calls from Aalto calendar and CS Wiki Funding calls
The national research funding database for science, art and culture: Aurora
Aalto trainings for project management and research funding: Training to support research
Grants available to Aalto students and staff, i.e., individual scholarships, travel grants, and awards: Aalto-Into.
Information on coronavirus & remote work guidelines
Information on the effects of coronavirus on activities at Aalto University can be found here.
CS department chats
Teams purpose is to increase our informal communication and enhance the sense of community, especially during this time of extended remote working. Everyone from the department is welcome to start and join discussions. As always, we encourage using your freedom of speech, but remember to be correct and follow Aalto code of conduct. Teams is department’s supportive communication channel and joining is voluntarily, join here. Department’s main information channels are still CS News and mailing lists.
Chat can be a great way to quickly talk with others, share tips, and quickly get feedback on if a problem is large or small, you should ask or you should figure out yourself, etc. This is a good place to ask both from us and from other researchers, but for longer questions we’ll direct you to our issue tracker so we won’t lose track. The SciComp Zulipchat, scicomp.zulip.cs.aalto.fi is where we most often hang out. You can ask triton questions in #triton, general questions in #general, research software engineering questions in #rse, etc. The main point of Zulip is topics, which allow you to name threads and easily find old information. You can also chat with us on Aalto Microsoft Teams. The invite code is e50tyij.
Aalto Computer Science channels in social media:
Follow us and do not hesitate to tag/mention @CSAalto in your posts. We appreciate if you share CSAalto posts too. We have a Telegram channel which reaches computer science students (bachelor and master's level) quite well.
See all CS mailing lists in wiki.
Please note that messages to the whole staff should be communicated through CS News (using the address firstname.lastname@example.org), released every Friday. If the matter is urgent and cannot wait until Friday, then go ahead..