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Diploma in Artificial Intelligence

Harness the Potential of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence brings rapid changes to all sectors of society opening opportunities and the need for new solutions. To succeed in the competition organizations and individuals need new technological skills as well as a clear understanding of the big picture of AI. What is AI, what are the current AI technologies, and how can they be developed and deployed?

Diploma in Artificial Intelligence gives you an in-depth understanding of the topic and helps you to understand and apply contemporary AI technologies.

The program utilizes the experts in the field and it is a joint effort of Aalto PRO, University of Helsinki Centre for Continuing Education HY+, and Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence FCAI.

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Start Your Day with Artificial Intelligence

Time: October 29, 2021 at 8.00–9.30
Place: Aalto University Töölö, Runeberginkatu 14–16, Helsinki

We warmly welcome you to come and listen to Professor Teemu Roos
He will discuss about Artificial Intelligence and Diploma in Artificial Intelligence Program. This is a free-of-charge face to face event for anyone interested in learning more about AI training for professionals and leaders. 
Secure your place because the seats are limited. 
In this session you will hear about the latest developments in AI and what this means for learning about AI. We will go over the structure and content of the Diploma in AI program, share how it has benefited participants, and open the time for Q&A. You can also ask questions or discuss about the program one on one with the program team. 

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"Artificial Intelligence is not a futuristic dream. It shapes our world at an unprecedented pace. This program is a deep dive into the latest trends of AI.”

Teemu Roos
Associate Professor, University of Helsinki


The program builds competencies for the future. After the program, you know how to create new business solutions based on AI, and Streamline and automate your processes with AI solutions.

Learn to develop and deploy solutions using artificial intelligence
Understand what AI is and how it effects your business
Recognize AI technologies and relevant questions of the field


The program is targeted at business and technology developers who need both practical skills and in-depth understanding in order to utilize artificial intelligence technologies.

The program is suitable for

  • Programmers and Developers
  • Product Managers
  • Business Development Managers and Directors
  • Deployment Managers
  • Software Architects
  • IT Managers and Directors


Contents and Schedule

Diploma in Artificial Intelligence consists of six two-day study modules utilizing intensive in-class sessions and learning by doing. Covered topics include fundamentals of data and AI as well as contemporary AI technologies and applications. You will also hear practical case examples from companies like OP, Yle, Stora Enso, and Fourkind.

The study modules are complemented by individual exercises and project work, which enables you to apply the acquired skills into your daily work right away. In the last part of the program, participants can select between a technical study track requiring programming skills or a business study track focusing on business applications.




Teemu Roos

Teemu Roos is a Professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Helsinki.

Roos' research interests include the theory and applications of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science. He also teaches introductory courses on these topics with a total of up to 500 students annually. He has developed applications of AI in areas such as mobile computing, genomics, epidemiology, quantum physics, and digital humanities.

Teemu Roos received a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Helsinki in 2007.

Laura Ruotsalainen

Laura Ruotsalainen is an Associate Professor of Spatiotemporal Data Analysis for Sustainability Science at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Helsinki.

Her current research interests include the development of computer vision, estimation and machine learning algorithms for creating and using accurate and reliable spatiotemporal data, namely navigation data, especially for the development of autonomous systems enabling sustainable smart cities. For years, she has been teaching courses and supervising research on navigation at the Aalto University and the University of Helsinki and more recently also a course on Computer Vision at the University of Helsinki.

Jaakko Hollmén

Jaakko Hollmén is Chief Research Scientist at the School of Science and Technology at Aalto University. Hollmén’s research focuses on machine learning, data mining, and artificial intelligence. He has a special interest in predictive analytics.

Hollmén has more than 20 years experience in data analytics, both in manufacturing industry and university research. He is a founding member of Northlet Ltd., which offers analytics services and consulting for companies aiming to improve their usage of analytical tools. In 2017, Hollmén was a key organizer of ECML-PKDD 2017 – the biggest conference in machine learning and data mining in Europe.

Alex Jung

Alex Jung is Assistant Professor for Machine Learning within the Department of Computer Science at Aalto University.

He heads the research group "Machine Learning for Big Data" which studies fundamental limits and efficient algorithm for machine learning problems involving massive datasets. Jung is teaching the main courses at Aalto University on machine learning and artificial intelligence. The recent edition of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: Basic Principles have attracted around 500 and 900 students, respectively.

Michael Mathioudakis

Michael Mathioudakis is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Helsinki.

His research interests include web mining, data science, and optimized data processing. He also teaches postgraduate courses on computational social science, network analysis, and data management.

Prof. Mathioudakis received a PhD in computer Science from the University of Toronto in 2013.

Henri Schildt

Henri Schildt is a tenured professor with a joint appointment at the Aalto University School of Business (Management & Organizations) and the School of Science’s Department of Industrial Engineering and Management.

His research interests span technology strategy, organizational change, and strategy process (with specific interest in reasoning under uncertainty and the use of data analytics). He is currently heading two research programmes on data-driven management and the management of digitalization in Finnish manufacturing companies. Henri Schildt completed his PhD at Helsinki University of Technology in 2007.

Antti Ukkonen

Antti Ukkonen is an Academy Research Fellow at the Department of Computer Science, University of Helsinki. He has 15 years of experience in research and development of data analysis algorithms.

Prior to joining UoH, Antti has worked as a data scientist at Yahoo! Research, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT, and Finnish Institute of Occupational Health. He has published over 40 scientific articles in international journals and conferences on the topics of data mining, machine learning, and algorithms. He obtained his doctoral degree from Helsinki University of Technology in 2008.

Marko Turpeinen

Adjunct Professor at Aalto University, CEO of 1001 Lakes

Dr. Marko Turpeinen is an Adjunct Professor at Aalto University. He is also founder and CEO of a recently established data sharing company called 1001 Lakes.

He was previously the Finnish Node Director of EIT Digital, a Knowledge an Innovation Community of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology and Professor in Media Technology at The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm. He has extensive industrial experience from the media industry, as between 1996 and 2005 he worked in various executive positions at Alma Media Corporation, a Finnish media company. His current academic research addresses issues in customized media content, human-centric approach to personal data, and the role of AI and algorithmic power in networked society. He has a Doctor of Technology Degree in Computer Science from Helsinki University of Technology (now Aalto University) and a Master of Science Degree in Media Arts and Sciences from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Arno Solin

Assistant Professor, Aalto University

Dr. Arno Solin is Assistant Professor in Machine Learning at the Department of Computer Science, Aalto University. Previously, he has worked in industry as an algorithm developer and team lead, and still holds ties with several tech startups.

He was a postdoctoral Visiting Research Fellow at University of Cambridge until June 2018, after which he joined Aalto as a faculty member. Prof. Solin is the winner of several prizes, hackathons, and modelling competitions, including the Schizophrenia Classification Challenge on Kaggle, the ISIF Jean-Pierre Le Cadre Best Paper Award, and a teaching award for his introductory course in Artificial Intelligence. His research group mainly focuses on temporal models combining statistical machine learning with applications in sensor fusion, computer vision, finance, robotics, and online decision making.

Jussi Kangasharju

Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Helsinki Director of Data Science Master’s Program

Jussi Kangasharju received his MSc from Helsinki University of Technology in 1998. He received his Diplome d'Etudes Approfondies (DEA) from the Ecole Superieure des Sciences Informatiques (ESSI) in Sophia Antipolis in 1998.

In 2002 he received his PhD from University of Nice Sophia Antipolis/Institut Eurecom. In 2002 he joined Darmstadt University of Technology (TUD), first as post-doctoral researcher, and from 2004 onwards as assistant professor. Since June 2007 Jussi is a professor at the department of computer science at University of Helsinki. Between 2009 and 2012 he was the director of the Future Internet research program at Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT). Since 2018 he is the director of the data science master’s program at University of Helsinki. Jussi's research interests are information-centric networks, edge and cloud computing, content distribution, opportunistic networks, and green ICT. He is a member of IEEE and ACM.

Kari Hiekkanen

Kari Hiekkanen is a Research Fellow at Department of Computer Science at Aalto University. He has extensive experience in various IT Management and Leadership roles in R&D and Management Consulting.

Hiekkanen has over 20 years of experience in combining IT and strategy in various industries. He has a solid knowledge of IT management practices, Enterprise Architecture and IT governance both, as a practitioner and, as an educator. His research interests include Industrial Internet and Digitalization of Industries. Hiekkanen is an expert on Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Artificial Intelligence.

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