Research Area Tracks and supervisors

The activities of HICT are structured along five research area specific tracks: Algorithms and machine learning, User centered and creative technologies, Life science informatics, Networks, networked systems and services, and Software and service engineering and systems. The doctoral supervisors associated to each track are listed below. (Note that some of the supervisors have dual affiliations across tracks.)

  1. Algorithms and Machine Learning (AML)

 

  1. Life Science Informatics (LSI)
    • Prof. Luigi Acerbi (UH/CS) machine learning, probabilistic inference, computational cognitive neuroscience
    • Prof. Mikko Koivisto (UH/CS) University of Helsinki coordinator, algorithms, graphical models
    • Prof. Harri Lähdesmäki (Aalto/CS) Aalto University coordinator, bioinformatics, probabilistic modelling, systems biology
    • Prof. Antti Honkela (UH/CS) machine learning, probabilistic modelling, computational biology, differential privacy
    • Prof. Aapo Hyvärinen (UH/CS) computational neuroscience, machine learning, neuroinformatics
    • Prof. Samuel Kaski (Aalto/CS) machine learning, probabilistic modelling, bioinformatics
    • Prof. Mikko Kivelä (Aalto/CS) complex systems, network science, graph data and models, social networks, multilayer networks
    • Prof. Maarit Käpylä (Aalto/CS) large-scale computing, big data, astroinformatics
    • Prof. Pekka Marttinen (Aalto CS) machine learning, computational health, probabilistic modelling
    • Prof. Ville Mustonen (UH/CS) computational genomics, bioinformatics, evolution
    • Prof. Veli Mäkinen (UH/CS) algorithmic bioinformatics, compressed data structures
    • Prof. Pekka Orponen (Aalto/CS) stochastic and online algorithms, algorithmics of self-organisation, natural computation
    • Prof. Simon Puglisi (UH/CS) algorithms, data structures, data compression, scalability, algorithm engineering, data science, bioinformatics
    • Prof. Juho Rousu (Aalto/CS) machine learning, kernel methods, computational biology
    • Prof. Jari Saramäki (Aalto/CS) complex systems, complex networks, social networks
    • Prof. Indrė Žliobaitė (UH/CS) data science, palaeobiology, evolution, machine learning, concept drift

 

  1. Networks, Networked Systems and Services (NNSS)
    • Prof. Keijo Heljanko (Aalto/CS) Aalto University coordinator, distributed systems, cloud computing, big data
    • Prof. Sasu Tarkoma (UH/CS) University of Helsinki coordinator, Internet of Things, mobile sensing, analytics and security
    • Prof. Tuomas Aura (Aalto/CS)
    • Prof. Chris Brzuska (Aalto/CS) cryptography, IT security, verification, theory of computation, discrete mathematics
    • Prof. Mario Di Francesco (Aalto/CS) wireless networking, mobile and ubiquitous computing, Internet of Things
    • Prof. Heikki Hämmäinen (Aalto/COMNET) techno-economics of new Internet architectures and protocols, big data analysis of mobile Internet usage
    • Prof. Pan Hui (UH/CS) mobile computing, data science, social networks, augmented reality
    • Prof. Jussi Kangasharju (UH/CS) opportunistic networks, information-centric networking, cloud computing
    • Prof. Raimo Kantola (Aalto/COMNET) customer edge switching (generalization of NATs), trust management for the Internet including privacy preservation, software defined networking applications for mobile networks
    • Prof. Mikko Kivelä (Aalto/CS) complex systems, network science, graph data and models, social networks, multilayer networks
    • Prof. Janne Lindqvist (Aalto/CS) security and privacy, human-computer interaction, machine learning
    • Prof. Jukka Manner (Aalto/COMNET) mobile network and device data analytics, security of SDN-based networks
    • Prof. Valtteri Niemi (UH/CS) information security, cybersecurity, privacy
    • Prof. Pekka Nikander (Aalto/COMNET) blockchains, IoT, Industrial Internet
    • Prof. Stephan Sigg (Aalto/COMNET) pervasive computing, activity recognition, sentiment sensing
    • Prof. Tarik Taleb (Aalto/COMNET) 5G, network function virtualization (NFV), and mobile cloud
    • Prof. Hong-Linh Truong (Aalto/CS) software systems, distributed systems, services computing, cloud computing, IoT, big data, analytics
    • Prof. Petri Vuorimaa (Aalto/CS) web services, web applications, web of things
    • Prof. Yu Xiao (Aalto/COMNET) mobile cloud computing, crowdsensing, smart cities
    • Prof. Antti Ylä-Jääski (Aalto/CS) mobile cloud computing, mobile crowdsensing, mobile multimedia systems

 

  1. Software and Service Engineering and Systems (SSES)

 

  1. User Centered and Creative Technologies (UCCT) 
    • Prof. Perttu Hämäläinen (Aalto/CS) Aalto University coordinator, games, animation technology, human-computer interaction
    • Prof. Giulio Jacucci (UH/CS) University of Helsinki coordinator, human computer interaction, ubiquitous computing, exploratory search
    • Prof. Pan Hui (UH/CS) mobile computing, data science, social networks, augmented reality
    • Prof. Eero Hyvönen (Aalto/CS) semantic web, linked open data, artificial intelligence
    • Prof. Juho Kannala (Aalto/CS) computer vision, machine learning
    • Prof. Mikko Kurimo (Aalto/SPA) machine learning for speech and language processing, conversational spoken and multimodal interaction
    • Prof. Jaakko Lehtinen (Aalto/CS) computer graphics, physically-based image synthesis, appearance capture
    • Prof. Janne Lindqvist (Aalto/CS) security and privacy, human-computer interaction, machine learning
    • Prof. Lauri Malmi (Aalto/CS) computing education research, educational technology, online learning
    • Prof. Elisa Mekler (Aalto/CS) user experience, games, gamification
    • Prof. Marko Nieminen (Aalto/CS)
    • Prof. Antti Oulasvirta (Aalto/COMNET) computational design and interaction; especially applications of optimization, cognitive and biomechanical modeling, machine learning in interaction techniques, graphical user interfaces, visualizations
    • Prof. Stephan Sigg (Aalto/COMNET) pervasive computing, activity recognition, sentiment sensing
    • Prof. Tapio Takala (Aalto/CS) computer graphics and animation, new interaction technologies, multimodal interaction
    • Prof. Hannu Toivonen (UH/CS) computational creativity, creative data mining
    • Prof. Petri Vuorimaa (Aalto/CS) web services, web applications, web of things