• Open Postdoctoral Position in Machine Learning for Inferring Chemical Toxicity

    Tue, 08.05.2018

    We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher with expertise in machine learning to work on a collaboration project between Professor Samuel Kaski’s team in Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence FCAI at Aalto University and Janssen Pharmaceutica. The exciting research problem is to learn to infer toxicity of chemicals based on the chemical structure, and the great opportunity is that we have unique data for the learning.

  • International collaboration on AI powered systems for mental health

    Thu, 19.04.2018

    Thanks to community support provided HIIT in 2017 a series of workshops and invited talks have initiated a collaboration on using AI for mental health in partiuclar considering workplaces.

    Invited talks included Professor Kai Vogeley , University of Cologne | UOC · Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, who gave a talk in December 2017 on Neural Mechanisms of Intersubjectivity - From “Detached” Cognitive to “Truly” Social Neuroscience.

  • Collaboration with Aris Anagnostopoulos continues

    Thu, 05.04.2018

    Aris Anagnostopoulos was a visiting professor in the department of Computer Science of Aalto University from 21 July to 31 July 2017. Aris Anagnostopoulos is an associate professor in Computer Science/Engineering at Sapienza University of Rome. During his visit, he collaborated with the group of Aristides Gionis on the definition and analysis of models for inconsistent planning in decision making.  The problem of inconsistent planning in decision making, which leads to undesirable effects such as procrastination, has been studied in the behavioral-economics literature, and more recently in the context of computational behavioral models.

    During the collaboration the team designed models for time-inconsistent planning, which account for the influence of procrastination within the members of a team. They model collaborative work so that the relative progress of the team members, with respect to their respective subtasks, motivates (or discourages) them to work harder, and they show that communication can either increase or decrease the total cost, depending on the parameters of the model.

  • Leading trends in AI - a new weekly minisymposium

    Wed, 21.03.2018

    Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence FCAI launches a series of minisymposia on leading trends in Finnish AI research.

  • FCAI Ecosystem Get-together

    Mon, 19.03.2018

    FCAI arranges an event for companies, AI startups, students, investors, accelerators, public sector etc. at A Grid (Otakaari 5) on Thursday 5 April.
    Matchmaking, pitches and stands. For further information and registration, please see

  • Interactive AI to address gestational diabetes

    Thu, 15.03.2018

    A new HIIT project co-funded by Business Finalnd has started where machine learning and HCI researchers are contributing to address gestational diabetes.

  • HIIT Call 2018-5 Proposals to Support the Helsinki ICT Community

    Mon, 12.03.2018

    In these calls, we wish to support initiatives that support HIIT's mission. Next deadline in 2018 is 15.5.2018. The following dealine after that is 7.6.2018 and the calls will also continue in the autumn. Please note that there are changes to the call text 22.2.2018. The changes are underlined.

    In these calls, we are looking for proposals related to following activities: 

  • Women in Data Science brings a global phenomenon to Helsinki

    Wed, 07.03.2018

    The Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference (widsconference.orgaims to inspire and educate data scientists worldwide, regardless of gender, and support women in the f

  • Social support improves the results of online courses

    Tue, 06.03.2018

    Massive open online courses (MOOC) have been considered as personal learning experiences that require strong study skills. A new study of Aalto University and the University of Helsinki used a MOOC on programming to determine whether this claim is well founded. The study is based on a survey to the students who participated in the MOOC and its analysis by statistical methods and methods of data science.

  • Increased support and new form of activity supported by the HIIT Support Call

    Thu, 22.02.2018

    The HIIT Steering Group decided in its meeting 21.2.2018 to increase the maximum amount of funding from the Support Call from 10000 euro to 20000 euro and to include also collaboration between university researchers in Aalto University / University of Helsinki and companies or other organizations. For further detail, see the call text, where the changes have been underlined.