PROJECTS

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Active projects:

Data-analyst trainee for the faculty of ITEE

What you will be doing in this project is to create and formulate basic reports of analyzing different funding sources, calls, and other related data and formulate them into visualized, and easily readable Power BI and/or Power Pivot reports. Also, a guide for using reports needs to be created so that created reports (including data import) can be done without a deep understanding of data analytics. The work includes importing and analyzing data from different databases and data preparation (gathering, structuring, and organizing) with EXCEL and Power BI.

We offer you the possibility to develop your skills and abilities to work in the field of Business / Data analytics. Work can be done remotely in Finland. Participating in weekly meetings and regular reporting of the work are required.

What was required of applicants:

  • Basic Microsoft Excel -skills and an eagerness to learn more

  • Basics of Power Bl

  • Knowledge or eagerness to learn DAX

  • A mathematical way of thinking is helpful

  • Interest and/or knowledge in Power Query M formula language

  • English and Finnish language skills

Research Assistant - IEdge team

 

In this project, you will be a part of Team Kube. Team Kube is a team of 3 people working on an edge computing platform for the Fractal project. This platform will be a demonstration platform to implement and test new research outcomes.

 

Your role will be to implement a machine learning lifecycle using Kubeflow and MLFlow frameworks. The tasks will be the following:

  • Adding scalability for the Kubeflow pipeline,

  • Finding a solution for lifecycle management of the pipeline (e.g., remove resources that are no longer needed),

  • Making the pipeline more autonomous,

  • Adding the solution to input datasets into the pipeline

Then, depending on the progression, you will have to integrate this work into the edge computing platform.

 

Project length:

 

01.06.2022 - 31.08.2022 (not looking for new applicants)

 

What was required of applicants:

  • Experience with machine learning techniques

  • Experience with Kubeflow and/or MLFlow

  • Excellent Finnish and English communication

  • Reporting and presentation skills and people interaction skills

  • Ability to work full-time

Project website:

https://fractal-project.eu/

Research Assistant - AIF Team

 

The AIF Team drives a rich variety of multidisciplinary ICT research to business projects aiming at the deployment of next-generation digital solutions. They ideate novel and applied solutions with their partners using cutting-edge solution models, frontiers of science that meet the practical needs of society and businesses. Their work typically involves deep interaction with representatives from companies, research organizations, and public entities.

 

The AIF Team is looking for a Research Assistant to join the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (ITEE), Allied ICT Finland (AIF) Team at the University of Oulu, to assist the preparation and implementation phases of the research and development activities. 

 

Your contribution is required in:

  • Getting familiar with the latest topics in ICT technology, business, and digitalization.

  • Organizing powerful events that help us drive ideas and innovations.

  • Manage multi-faceted communication within our communities (web pages, social media, newsletters, etc.).

  • Software development projects as a member of our Software Development Team.

  • Assisting / Contributing to the AIF Team in executing its processes.

 

To succeed in this job, you will need to:

  • Network and communicate with research groups at the University of Oulu, other research organizations, companies, and public entities.

  • Plan and execute AIF Team communication activities.

  • Utilize effectively modern MS Office and professional software tools and social media.

  • Be able to learn and adopt new technologies quickly.

  • Contribute to the team in brainstorming new research for business initiatives.

 

Project length:

 

1.11.2021 - 31.10.2022

 

What was required of applicants:

  • Experience and/or keen interest in creating powerful co-creation partnerships

  • Experience in modern MS Office and professional software tools

  • Ability to utilize social media in communication activities

  • Knowledge and/or quick learner of technical and business topics

  • Excellent Finnish and English communication, reporting and presentation skills, and people interaction skills

  • An attitude of thinking out of the box

  • A basic understanding of programming

Research Assistant, the Nexus platform - AIF Team

 

The AIF Team drives a rich variety of multidisciplinary ICT research to business projects aiming at the deployment of next-generation digital solutions. They ideate novel and applied solutions with their partners using cutting-edge solution models, frontiers of science that meet the practical needs of society and businesses. Their work typically involves deep interaction with representatives from companies, research organizations, and public entities.

 

The AIF Team is looking for multiple research assistants for component-based software development and the maintenance of the Nexus platform. The work also includes supporting and participating in research. To succeed in this project, you need to get a good team player who is open to learning new things.

 

Project length:

 

1.2.2022 - 31.12.2022

 

What was required of applicants:

Role 1: Full stack developer

  • Work percentage: 50% - 100%

  • English language skills

  • Some experience in Java Spring boot framework

  • Some experience in Angular 6+

  • Some experience in Postgresql or RDBMS

Role 2: Full stack developer

  • Work percentage: 75% - 100%

  • English language skills

  • Some experience in Java Spring boot framework

  • Some experience in Angular 6+

  • Some experience in Postgresql or RDBMS

  • Experience in machine learning would be a plus

Role 3: UX designer

  • Work percentage: 50% - 100%

  • English language skills

  • Some experience in UI / UX design

  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript

  • Some experience in design tools

  • Some experience in requirements engineering and Scrum framework

  • Excellent communication skills

Past projects:

Smart Campus program

 

The Smart Campus program targets to increase the impact of research infrastructures. The program includes both the University of Oulu campus and national level cooperation for campus infrastructure development. Smart Campus is a strategic theme supported by the 6G Flagship Program and AIF network.

 

The Smart Campus program was looking for software developers to work in different programming tasks of Smart Campus sub projects, where teams are developing special innovation environments based on ICT research infrastructures like 5G / IoT network, edge computing, artificial intelligence and platforms. The innovation environments are used to develop services and solutions for various verticals like health care, transportation, properties or education.

 

What was required from the applicants:

 

Role 1:

  • Experience in Python

  • Willingness to learn new programming languages and technologies

  • Some experience in machine learning (optional but very beneficial)

  • Some experience in web development (optional)

 

Role 2:

  • Experience in Python (especially data science and data engineering libraries)

  • Willingness to learn new programming languages and technologies (e.g. JavaScript, Scala etc.)

  • Some experience in big data tools and web development (optional but very beneficial)

  • Some experience in machine learning (optional but very beneficial)

University of Oulu - assistant teachers

The University of Oulu was looking for assistant teachers for programming-related courses in the fall of 2021. The assistant teachers role was to answer the students' questions and assist them with their exercises in class. 

What was required from the applicant:

  • Python

  • C

  • Assembly

  • Experience in programming embedded systems

  • Finnish language skills

AI Education for School children

All citizens need to have a general understanding of artificial intelligence in the future. In this project, a basic concept of a simple AI course for schoolchildren will be created. Results: general understanding and plan for what should be taught to schoolchildren; checking the Finnish curriculum, what subjects are related; some lesson plans and material for handling the topics; ideas for how to teach this in a playful, fun, engaging way; evaluation at school.

 

What was required from the applicant:

  • Finnish language skills

  • Basic knowledge of artificial intelligence

  • Basics of programming

Climate Time! – Proof-of-concept project

This project aims at discovering patterns and trends in news and research on climate change. The project focuses on developing a proof-of-concept text mining tool with predefined functionalities formulated by the customer in collaboration with the student team.

 

The system will focus on identifying statistical patterns such as frequencies, similarities, time trends, and displaying them visually. The project supports research on text mining and data visualization for advancing communication of climate change.

For this project we are looking for one student to work on  tasks related to system architecture, and visualization and GUI development work.

What was required from the applicant:

  • System design and architecture 

  • Python programming skills 

  • Data visualization skills & GUI design and development skills 

  • Text mining skills 

  • English language skills (text to be mined is in English)