• Staff member election to the HIIT Board

    Wed, 21.02.2018

    The HIIT Board for the next 4 years starting 1.4.2018 will be appointed soon. In a HIIT staff meeting 21.2.2018, the staff elected Antti Honkela as staff representative to the Board, with Matti Nelimarkka as deputy. Antti is an assistant professor at University of Helsinki and Matti is a postdoc at Aalto University.

  • FCHealth meeting brings researchers together under the topic of drug resistance

    Mon, 12.02.2018

    The meeting of the FCHealth (Foundations of Computational Health) research programme of Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT) was held on 6 February 2018 in Biomedicum Helsinki, and it brought together nearly 40 scientists from 12 different research groups. This time, the meeting addressed an important topic of drug resistance which remains a major barrier to the successful translation of cancer research into clinical practice. Effective clinical approaches that could reduce or overcome drug resistance are therefore urgently needed.

  • Four professor positions open in data science at University of Helsinki

    Fri, 19.01.2018

    There are four (4) vacant professor positions in data science at the Department of Computer Science at University of Helsinki. The deadline is 28 February 2018. Further information is available available in the call.

  • The Helsinki Algorithms Seminar Keeps Going

    Wed, 17.01.2018

    The Helsinki Algorithms Seminar is a weekly meeting of researchers in the Helsinki area interested in the art of algorithms and algorithm design, broadly interpreted to cover both theoretical ideas and algorithm engineering on concrete computing platforms. 
    The seminar was supported by HIIT in Autumn 2017. The Spring 2018 program of the seminar has just started; see the schedule and join the email list here.

  • HIIT supports event about socio-technological innovation for the economy

    Wed, 10.01.2018

    Economy is undergoing a shift and needs new global and localised socio-technological interventions to accommodate the changes. To address the issue, a seminar "Blockchain Experiment Starting: Can local currency become new strength of Helsinki?" was held on 7 September 2017. The seminar brought together institutions, activists, researchers and citizens to think about the core challenges related to monetary system today.

  • FIMM-HIIT Doctoral student call 2018

    Mon, 08.01.2018

    Modern molecular medicine requires state-of-the-art methodologies in data science, including algorithms and machine learning methods, and the analysis, visualization and modelling of large data sets.
    As part of an annual international joint call of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine, HIIT and Institute of Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) have five openings for doctoral students who show outstanding potential to become independent researchers and who will significantly benefit from the FIMM-EMBL/HIIT International PhD rotational

  • The first AI Day attracts 600 participants

    Thu, 04.01.2018

    The Artificial Intelligence Day held on 13 December 2017 in Dipoli, brought together 600 artificial intelligence experts and enthusiasts from universities, research organizations, companies and the public sector. The organiser of the event, the new Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence FCAI established by Aalto University and the University of Helsinki, wishes to make the AI Day an annual event for promoting matchmaking, information sharing and cross-border collaboration.

  • Several Postdoctoral Researcher and Research Fellow Positions in ICT (Helsinki, Finland)

    Wed, 03.01.2018

    Several positions to be filled at Aalto University and University of Helsinki in different areas of ICT:

    • artificial intelligence and machine learning,
    • data science,
    • privacy and security,
    • computational health, and
    • human-computer interaction.

    We welcome applications linking two or more of these areas together, and encourage female applicants to apply!

  • New AI method keeps data private

    Thu, 21.12.2017

    New machine learning method developed by researchers at the University of Helsinki, Aalto University and Waseda University of Tokyo can use for example data on cell phones while guaranteeing data subject privacy.

  • Appointment of an additional vice director for HIIT

    Tue, 19.12.2017

    On 29.11.2017 the HIIT Board appointed Patrik Floréen as an additional vice director of HIIT for the period of 1.1.2018-31.7.2020 . So starting next year, the vice directors of HIIT will be Juho Rousu from Aalto and Patrik Floréen from UH.