Digital Health

Digital Health combines the digital and genetics revolutions, affecting health, healthcare, living, and society.

One of Aalto University's strengths is Big Data Analytics, especially Genomic Data Analytics, relying on world-class Machine Learning research and partnerships to top biomedical research groups in Helsinki region. In health technology, Aalto has expertise all the way from electronics to analytics.

Digi Breakfast on Digital Health

7 September 2015 at 8:00-9:30 o'clock

Location: Open Innovation House (OIH), Seminar hall, Otaniementie 19, Espoo

Co-organized by Digi Platform and Health Factory, by professors Kimmo Kaski, Juho Rousu, Markus M. Mäkelä and Raimo Sepponen.

Please register no later than Sunday 30 Aug via this link


8:00 Breakfast is served

8:15 Opening, professor Kimmo Kaski (slides)

8:20 Presentations:

- Managing Director Terhi Kajaste, FiHTA
- CEO Tero Silvola, BC Platforms (slides)
- Professor Raimo Sepponen, Aalto ELEC: "Internet of Health"
- Professor Juho Rousu, Aalto SCI: "Big Data in Digital Health" (slides)

9:25 Closing words and next steps at Aalto

9:30 End of event

About the speakers and their organizations:

The Finnish Health Technology Association, FiHTA, is the association for all Finnish companies in the health technology business. The purpose of FiHTA is to represent the growing Finnish health technology sector and monitor the common interests of its member companies in order to improve their business environment. See for more information about the Finnish healthtech industry, companies and FiHTA.
BC Platforms is an expert in understanding the science of life. Our platform enables our customers to drive advances in understanding complex genetic data and draw attention to its finest details. BC Platforms aims to be the world’s leading genetic data management platform developer in the life science, industry and academic sectors. Our customizable platform offers complete integration of data infrastructure, including data sharing, data security, data searching, and analysis.
Professor Raimo Sepponen is a professor of applied electronics at Aalto University, School of Electrical Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation. He is the founding father of Aalto Health Factory which aims to find solutions for health and wellbeing related problems with a social significance. Health Factory also supports the establishment of new companies: a successful solution can be used as a foundation for a new business or may be incorporated as part of an existing company.
Professor Juho Rousu is the leader of the Kernel Machines, Pattern Analysis and Computational Biology (KEPACO) group at Aalto University, School of Science, Department of Computer Science. The group develops machine learning methods, models and tools for computational sciences, in particular computational biology. The methodological backbone of the group is formed by kernel methods and regularized learning. The group particularly focusses in learning with multiple and structured targets, multiple views and ensembles. Applications of interest in computational biology include network reconstruction, gene functional classification as well as mass spectrometry informatics.


Aalto's key professors in the area include, but are not limited to:

Paavo Alku

Santo Fortunato

Keijo Heljanko

Kimmo Kaski

Samuel Kaski

Jouko Lampinen

Harri Lähdesmäki

Juho Rousu, leader of Digital Health activities in the Aalto Health Strategy

Jari Saramäki

See also: Aalto's activities in Health technologies at Aalto Health Factory

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