Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT

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Research unit or network

HIIT is a joint venture between the University of Helsinki and Aalto University. Its mission is to carry out internationally prominent basic and strategic research in information technology and to promote the competitiveness of the IT industry in the long run by connecting Finnish university research with the innovative process in the industries, especially in the area of long-term strategic R&D. The institute also counts multi-disciplinary research cooperation with universities and other research institutes as one of its missions.

HIIT's research groups at the Department of Computer Science:

  • Collaborative Networking (CoNe)
  • Combinatorial Pattern Matching
  • Complex Systems Computation Group (CoSCo)
    • Adaptive Computing (AC)
    • Constraint Reasoning and Optimization
    • Information, Complexity and Learning (ICL)
  • Discovery Group: Data Mining and Computational Creativity
  • Genome-scale Algorithmics
  • Mobile Computing (connected to group Content-centric Structures and Networking (COSN))
  • Neuroinformatics
  • New Paradigms in Computing (also at Aalto University)
    • Computational Geometry
    • Local Computation
    • Sums of Products
  • Statistical Machine Learning and Bioinformatics (also at Aalto University)
    • Probabilistic Mechanistic Models for Genomics
  • Ubiquitous Interaction

HIIT also has several other research groups at Aalto University's Otaniemi campus.

Contact persons:

  • Director Samuel Kaski (at Aalto University)
  • Vice-Director Patrik Floréen