Science in the best company

Event type: 
Other event
Event time: 
17.03.2011 - 16:00 - 20:30
Kumpula campus


Science in the best company

The Faculty of Science will organise an event for its alumni at the science campus in Kumpula on Thursday 17 March 2011 at 16:00-20:30.
As we gather the alumni of all our departments for the second time, this event has the theme 'Science in the best of company.'  Come and network with your former co-students and teachers, and present-day colleagues. At the same time, you can learn about the work and research at the departments.
The programme starts with a general assembly in the Lars Ahlfors auditorium A111 in Exactum (Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2b).
All of the faculty's alumni who have registered to the Alumni Campus and/or joined an Alumni Association will receive an email invitation to the event. If you have not registered yet or joined your department's alumni club, do it as soon as possible!
You can register for the alumni event with the e-form by the 9 March 2011.
More details about the event: Marja Peltomäki ph. (09) 191 50465,
We hope to see you in Kumpula!

Alumni event programme


16:00 Opening words

Dean Keijo Hämäläinen

16:15 Young researchers have the floor

From fear to security – maximising safety in Finnish nuclear-waste research
Doctoral student Nina Huittinen, Department of Chemistry
Graphene and other nano-structures
Postdoctoral researcher Jani Kotakoski, Department of Physics
Life on the edge of the metropolis
Doctoral student Rami Ratvio, Department of Geosciences and Geography
Time-travel with algorithms
Postdoctoral researcher Teemu Roos, Department of Computer Science
The new eyes of Man – the mathematics of reverse problems
Academy fellow Mikko Salo, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Inauguration of the Linus Torvalds auditorium


17:30 Cocktails


18:30 Programme at the departments

The programme moves to the five departments on campus, in Chemicum, Exactum and Physicum.


Programme of HIIT and the Department of Computer Science

Location: Exactum, 2nd floor hallway

17:30-20:00 Cheese, wine and coffee
Students, staff members, alumni members and other guests: welcome!

17:30-20:00 Posters and demos
Examples of research and teaching activities at the Department of Computer Science and Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT. The topics include:

  • Algorithms for Closed Set Families
  • Graph colouring: Too few crayons? Prove it!
  • Periodic Multi-Labeling of Public Transit Lines
  • A Grid Based Algorithm for On-Device GSM Positioning
  • Balanced graph compression based on user preferences
  • Bayesian Structure Discovery in Bayesian Networks with Less Space
  • Buffinder: Finding Relevant Scenes in Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV Series
  • Causal Discovery for Linear Cyclic Models with Latent Variables
  • Clustgrams: A clustering-based approach to density estimation
  • Combining Chroma Features for Cover Version Identification
  • I know what your professor did last summer: tools for (social) network analysis
  • Intelligent Tools for Collaborative Writing
  • Mobile location-aware computing
  • On causal discovery from time series data using FCI
  • Redescription Mining Outside the Boolean World
  • UbiLight
  • Fast atom mapping algorithm for chemical reactions
  • GEOBIOINFO-Deep Bedrock Bioinformatics
  • Indexing Finite Language Representation of Population Genotypes
  • Probabilistic dynamical models of gene regulation
  • Do biological names mean anything? Managing the underlying meanings on the semantic web
  • Etymon: Modeling relationships among the Finno-Ugric language family
  • PULS: Surveillance of news media
  • Semanttinen personoitu rekrytointipalvelu vapaaehtoistyöhön
  • The national ONKI ontology service
  • Ultradynamic Ranking: Future of (Re)search
  • CINCO - Collaborative and interoperable computing group
  • Engineering sustainable service ecosystems
  • Privacy preservation for open service ecosystems
  • To trust or not to trust? - Venturing collaboration
  • BitTorrent Live
  • Computers in the Cold
  • Observing real world on Twitter
  • Identity-based Cryptography: Applications and Verifications (ICAV)
  • Mobile Search and the Cloud: The Benefits of Offloading
  • Multitouch Display
  • EnergyLife: a ubiquitous application for energy awareness
  • Smartphone Energy Consumption: Every Joule Counts
  • The More The Better: Utilize Multiple Interfaces on Mobile Devices

17:30-20:00 (C221): Software Factory is open
Come to see how the future of software is being shaped

18:00-18:30 (Speaker's Corner, outside D234):  Speed recruiting
Alumni members can give three-minute elevator pitches to explain why their company is for our students the best place to work. We have confirmed speakers from Nixu, Codebakers,  Applifier, Sininen Meteoriitti Oy,  Digital Chocolate, Avanade, Haaga-Helia and Foreca.

19:00 (Speaker's Corner, outside D234): A look at the Department of Computer Science today by Esko Ukkonen, and a retrospection of the Department of Computer Science yesterday and before by Jukka Paakki, including an introduction to the recently published history of the Department of Computer Science, written by Jukka Paakki. All alumni members present will be given a complimentary copy of this new book that is coming quite literally straight from the press.

16.03.2011 - 16:47 Petri Myllymäki
01.03.2011 - 17:31 Petri Myllymäki