HiData kick-off, 1 Dec 2017

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HiData - Helsinki Centre for Data Science

Kick-off event of HiData

Dec 1st, 2017, 13:00-16:30
Auditorium A111, Exactum, Kumpula campus, Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2b

Data science, i.e., extraction of knowledge and insights from data, is important across many fields of science. HiData, Helsinki Centre for Data Science, aims to create a world-class research and research-based education hub of data science in Helsinki, as a joint effort between the University of Helsinki and Aalto University. HiData builds on the existing, strong research in various areas of data science, and aims to provide novel synergies across disciplines. HiData is funded in 2017-2021 as part of the profiling measures of the Academy of Finland, the University of Helsinki and Aalto University, and will get to full speed during 2018.

The kick-off event will present plans for HiData as well as a range of examples of data science within the participating universities. It is also a great opportunity to network with other academics with interest in data science.


13:00 - 14:30

  • Hannu Toivonen (HiData): Opening of the event, introduction to HiData (slides)
  • Sakari Kuikka (Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences/UH):
    Oil spill risk analysis in the Gulf of Finland  (slides)
  • Indre Zliobaite (Faculty of Science/UH):
    Transparency and accountability in data science (slides)
  • Mikko Tolonen (Faculty of Arts/UH):
    Anatomy of a book: text reuse in David Hume's History of England (slides)
  • Riikka Koulu (Faculty of Law/UH):
    Towards Legal Digitalization: Data-Driven Approaches to Law? (slides)
  • Sampsa Hautaniemi (Faculty of Medicine/UH):
    Systems Biology of Chemoresistance (slides)
  • Krista Lagus (Faculty of Social Sciences/UH):
    Data science teaching for social sciences (slides)

14:30 - 15:00: Networking break, snacks, wine


  • Kristiina Kumpulainen (Faculty of Educational Sciences/UH):
    Learning environments that foster children's and young people's sense making and production of diverse data (slides)
  • Markus Holopainen (Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry/UH):
    3D Precision Forestry (slides)
  • Yu Xiao (School of Electrical Engineering/Aalto):
    Human-powered crowdsensing for indoor mapping and navigation (slides)
  • Tuuli Toivonen (Faculty of Science/UH):
    Geoinformatics and Digital Geography and their relations to Data Science (slides)
  • Mikael Niku (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine/UH):
    Virtual microscopy in teaching and research: effective utilization of very large microscopic images (slides)
  • Päivi Saavalainen (Faculty of Medicine/UH):
    Single Cell Sequencing and Immunomics (slides)
  • Risto Makkonen (Faculty of Science/UH):
    Evaluating and developing climate models: co-location of observations and low-resolution spatial data (slides)
  • Antti Ukkonen (HiData): Discussion, next steps (slides)


Everyone interested in data science research or education is welcome to join the HiData network.

Join the HiData email list: https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/83396/lomake.html
Also join the Facebook group for HiData: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hidata/


More information:

Prof. Hannu Toivonen
Director of HiData
University of Helsinki 
Tel +358 50 9112405