HIIT programmes 2016-2021

Augmented Research (AR), Director: Professor Giulio Jacucci

Augmented search, research, and knowledge work are the main themes of the multidisciplinary HIIT-wide research initiative that is a strategic research focus of HIIT. Several research groups ranging from Human-Computer Interaction to Machine Learning and Complex Systems Computation collaborate to produce cutting edge research and demonstrations. The project investigates how Human-Computer Interaction and Probabilistic Machine Learning can be combined to increase, by order of magnitude, the effectiveness of search and knowledge work.

Computational Inference (COIN), Director: Professor Samuel Kaski

COIN is a research programme in machine learning and probabilistic modelling, which are core technologies of data science. Our main focus is on the new algorithmic methods required for the interrelated challenges of interactive modelling, computational interface design, and precision medicine. The emphasis is on large data collections and computationally demanding modelling and inference algorithms. Our mission is to push the boundary both towards more complex problems, requiring more structured data models, and towards more efficient algorithms, allowing bigger data sets to be utilized.

Foundations of Computational Health (FCHealth), Director: Professor Juho Rousu

The FCHealth programme aims to solve hard computational challenges faced upon the emerging digitalization and wide adoption of data-driven approaches in healthcare. We combine state-of-the-art computational methods with large-real world data arising in healthcare and personalized medicine, analysed in collaboration with experts from Aalto University, University of Helsinki, Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS) as well as Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM).

Helsinki- Aalto Center for Information Security (HAIC), Director: Professor Valtteri Niemi

HAIC is a strategic initiative set up by Aalto University and the University of Helsinki in June 2016 to ensure excellence in information security research and education. During the last few years, Aalto University and the University of Helsinki have built up strong research groups and education programs in information security and privacy. The long-term mission towards the year 2025 is to enable the design, building and deployment of distributed large-scale systems, where each node (component, device, network element etc.) contributes in verifying trustworthiness of the entire system. Each node would also be able to verify whether any other node or even the entire system is trustworthy.For further information, see


The publications of HIIT are most typically listed in the researchers' own web pages, and additionally in the publication registers of University of Helsinki and Aalto University.

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