Data Science Day

Sasu Tarkoma

Keynote speaker

Sasu Tarkoma is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Helsinki and Head of the Department of Computer Science. He is also Director of the Helsinki Center for Data Science and affiliated with the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT. He has authored 4 textbooks and has published over 160 scientific articles. He has seven granted US Patents. His research has received a number of Best Paper awards and mentions, for example at IEEE PerCom, ACM CCR, and ACM OSR.

In his talk, Sasu will present the Helsinki Centre for Data Science (HiDATA) that was established by the University of Helsinki and Aalto University in 2017 for addressing crucial societal and industrial challenges pertaining to Data Science. The centre is organized as a large multi-disciplinary network of researchers working on both methods and applications, supported by Data Science infrastructure. HiDATA facilitates the creation of bottom-up multidisciplinary research spearheads addressing the identified challenges. An example spearhead of the work in HiDATA is the MegaSense research program addressing accurate and low-cost air quality monitoring for megacities. More information:

Come and meet the future in Messukeskus Siipi on Thursday 21.2.2019

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