Professor Maxime Crochemore conferred Doctor Honoris Causa

Professor Maxime Crochemore received the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa of University of Helsinki in a conferment ceremony of the Faculty of Philosophy in 23 May 2014.

Professor Maxime Crochemore conferred Doctor Honoris Causa

Professor Maxime Crochemore received the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa of University of Helsinki in a conferment ceremony of the Faculty of Philosophy in 23 May 2014. Professor Crochemore is one of the founders and leading figures of the international research area of string algorithmics. His research interests include pattern matching, text indexing, coding, and text compression. He also works on the combinatorial background of these subjects and on their applications to bioinformatics. He has published more than 200 original research articles and has written several influential scientific monographs in the area. He is also the initiator of the annual symposium Combinatorial Pattern Matching.

Maxime Crochemore received his PhD in 1978 and Doctorat d'état (DSc) in 1983, Université de Rouen. His first professorship was at Université Paris-Nord in 1985 where acted as the President of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. He became professor at Université Paris 7 in 1989 and was involved in the creation of Université Paris Est (Marne-la-Vallée). He was professor at Université Paris Est for 16 years and research laboratory director for 12 years. Then followed a position as Deputy Scientific Director of the Information and Communication Department of CNRS, 2004-2006. From 2007 he is Professor of Computer Science at King's College London.

The string algorithmics group of the Department of Computer Science has a long-standing contact with professor Crochemore that dates back to the 1980's. On the occasion of the conferment, the Department organized a special seminar in 22 May, talks given by Juha Kärkkäinen, Simon Puglisi, Dominik Kempa, Emanuele Giaquinta, Daniel Valenzuela, Jouni Siren, Travis Gagie, Djamal Belazzougui, Fabio Cunial, Leena Salmela, Jarkko Toivonen, Teppo Ahonen, and Antti Laaksonen.

Picture: Professor Maxime Crochemore together with the string algorithmics researchers at the UH.

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02.06.2014 - 15:41

New web pages!

THIS IS THE OLD WEB SITE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

The new Computer Science web pages are located on the www.helsinki.fi server.

The address cs.helsinki.fi redirects now to the new pages. This short address can still be used as the web address of the Department. The old site can be found at cs.helsinki.fi/pre2018.

 

Inaugural lectures on Wed 29.11. in the Main Building

New professors of Computer Science will have their inaugural lectures (20 minutes each) on Wednesday 29.11. in the Main Building, Room 6 new side, 3rd. floor.

Before the lecture the Dean Esko Ukkonen will briefly introduce Pan Hui.

14.45 Pan Hui: MOBILE AUGMENTED REALITY: BLESSING OR CURSE?

Before the lecture the Vice dean Minna Nyström will briefly introduce Ville Mustonen.

15.15 Ville Mustonen: Voiko evoluutiota ennustaa?

Uni­versity of Hel­sinki elec­ted Nokia Bell Labs part­ner

 
The collaboration between Nokia and the university is tightening in the field of data science; the research into data networks, artificial intelligence, and enhanced reality is receiving more attention.

The Department of Computer Science celebrates its 50th Anniversary

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This year the Department of Computer Science of the University of Helsinki celebrates its 50th Anniversary. The festivities include a Jubilee Seminar on Thursday 31 August 2017, at 1-6 p.m., in the Great Hall of the University Main Building (Unioninkatu 34).

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