Top tools for artificial intelligence and IT presented at Aalto University in August

The tools have been used to improve the safety of drug tests for children, and to understand the cosmos through galaxy clusters.

In August, researchers from Aalto University’s Department of Computer Science will host three conferences focusing on AI and ICT tools used in large corporations all over the world. Some of the methods have been used, for example, in Facebook’s forecasting tool Prophet.

StanCon 2018, held 29–31 August, introduces cutting-edge methods and applications for statistical modelling—ranging from galaxy clusters to social media, brain research, and anthropology. In Finland, AI research is particularly strong in the field of medicine.

‘Statistical modeling can be used, for example, to improve the safety of drug testing in children’, says Professor Aki Vehtari of Aalto University.

Besides StanCon 2018, Aalto is hosting ALGO Conference, on 20–24 August. ALGO is an umbrella for the largest conferences in the field of algorithmics. During his talk on algorithms in bioinformatics, Professor Mihai Pop from the University of Maryland, discusses the use of algorithms in microbiological research.

‘We have focused particularly on studying the intestinal bacteria of children in developing countries, but our algorithmic tools can also be used in cancer research.’

Children and young people were also one subject at the ICER 2018 conference, which took place on 12–16 August. The conference focused on the impact of new teaching methods and educational on learning outcomes, student behaviour, and motivation in the context of computing education.

Over 700 international researchers and business visitors are attending the three conferences.

Original article on Aalto University website.