Doctoral Programme in Computer Science

Organization profile

Organisation Profile

All the doctoral students in computer science at the University of Helsinki belong to the Doctoral Programme in Computer Science (DoCS). The programme is a part of the Doctoral School of Natural Sciences that is formed by the doctoral programmes in the Faculty of Science.

The goal of a PhD degree in Computer Science is to gain deeper knowledge of some sub-field of Computer Science and the ability to attain new scientific insights in it. While the general theme of the DoCS programme is Computer Science, the focal areas of the programme are Algorithmic Bioinformatics; Algorithms, Data Analytics and Machine Learning; Data Science; Networking and Services; and Software Systems.

The DoCS programme collaborates actively with Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT, EIT Digital, and Computer Science related departments at Aalto University.

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Projects 2016 2021

Publications 1996 2019

AI on the Move: From On-Device to On-Multi-Device

Flores Macario, H. R., Nurmi, P. T. & Hui, P., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom Workshops 2019). 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Crowd Replication: Sensing-Assisted Quantification of Human Behaviour in Public Spaces

Hemminki, J. J. S., Nurmi, P. T., Tarkoma, S. A. O., Konomi, SI. & KURIBAYASHI, K., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : ACM transactions on spatial algorithms and systems.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Designing a Prototype Architecture for Crowdsourcing Language Resources

Rodosthenous, C., Lyding, V., König, A., Horbacauskiene, J., Katinskaia, A., Ul Hassan, U., Isaak, N., Sangati, F. & Nicolas, L., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Language, Data and Knowledge (LDK).

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articleScientificpeer-review

Does Creating Programming Assignments with Tests Lead to Improved Performance in Writing Unit Tests?

Kangas, V., Pirttinen, N., Nygren, H., Leinonen, J. & Hellas, A., 9 May 2019, Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Global Computing Education. ACM, p. 106-112 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Efficient Autotuning of Hyperparameters in Approximate Nearest Neighbor Search

Jääsaari, E. B., Hyvönen, V. O. & Roos, T. T., 17 Apr 2019, p. 590-612. 13 p.

Research output: Conference materialsPaperResearchpeer-review

Activities 2012 2019

Nokia Foundation (External organisation)

Petri Myllymäki (Board member)
2019 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

Network Analysis

Abhishek Kumar (Teacher)
15 Jan 201928 Feb 2019

Activity: Other activity typesOther

33rd AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (Event)

Hannu Toivonen (Programme Committee Member)
27 Jan 20191 Feb 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditor of research anthology/collection/conference proceedings

Annual Symposium on Combinatorial Pattern Matching

Veli Mäkinen (Scientific Committee Member)
Feb 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

33rd Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (Event)

Matti Järvisalo (Programme Committee Member)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts


Best Student Paper Award Runner Up

Anna Kantosalo (Recipient), Jukka Mikael Toivanen (Recipient) & Hannu Toivonen (Recipient), Jul 2015

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EUROMICRO Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA 2018) Distinguished Paper Award

Sezin Yaman (Recipient), Tommi Mikkonen (Recipient) & Riku Suomela (Recipient), 30 Aug 2018

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Open World Hero

Tommi Mikkonen (Recipient), 2017

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Researcher of the Year Award for junior researchers

Leo Leppänen (Recipient), Dec 2018

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Student Travel Grant

Abhishek Kumar (Recipient), 11 Jun 2010

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