The lecturing team of the Masters in Computer Science includes top-level academics and researchers with international teaching experience acquired in over 20 universities worldwide. The permanent lecturing team is complemented by guest lecturers from Estonia’s most successful IT companies including Skype, Zeroturnaround, Nortal and Fortumo.
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Eero Vainikko is a Professor of Distributed Systems at the University of Tartu and the leader of the Distributed Systems Research Group. He got his PhD at the Department of Informatics at the University of Bergen (Norway) and has worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Bath (UK). His research interests cover a wide range of subjects in High Performance and Scientific Computing and distributed systems. He teaches Distributed Systems, Scientific Computing and Introduction to Scientific Computing. He is the Programme Manager of the Masters in Computer Science.
Jaak Vilo is a Professor of Data Mining and Bioinformatics at the University of Tartu. He is passionate about large-scale data analysis and he has been working with large datasets in the field of bioinformatics since the late 90s. He started his career at the University of Helsinki where he obtained his PhD in 2002. After that, he joined the European Bioinformatics Institute in Cambridge before returning to Estonia where he co-founded several companies, including EGeen and Quretec. He lectures Data Mining and Advanced Algorithmics.
Dominique Unruh is a Professor of Information Security at the University of Tartu. His research is in the foundations of cryptography and in quantum cryptography. He earned his PhD at the University of Karlsruhe (KIT) in 2006, and worked as a junior research group leader at the Cluster of Excellence MMCI at Saarland University. Since 2011, he works at the University of Tartu. He currently teaches Cryptology I and Quantum Cryptography.
Assoc. Prof. Dirk Oliver Theis earned his PhD from Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg in 2005, and his Habilitation from the Universität Magdeburg (Germany) in 2012. His research is in Algorithms and Theory. In the Master’s curriculum, he teaches the courses on quantum computing.
Satish Srirama is an Associate Professor at the University of Tartu and the head of the Mobile and Cloud Lab which deals with the research in cloud computing, mobile computing and Internet of Things (IoT). Assoc. Prof. Srirama got his PhD from RWTH Aachen University, Germany. He deals with the research in establishing and studying private clouds, migrating and adapting scientific computing applications to the cloud, mobile web and cloud services, sensor data analysis, IoT and designing cloud economic and deployment models. He has co-authored over 75 referred publications in international conferences and journals. He teaches Basics of Cloud Computing, Large-scale Data Processing on the Cloud and Mobile Application Development.
Helger Lipmaa is a lead research fellow at the University of Tartu. His main research area is cryptography, where he is currently mainly focusing on the design of secure and efficient cryptographic protocols. Helger Lipmaa obtained his PhD in 1999, and has an extensive experience working abroad at Helsinki University of Technology (as a professor) and University College London (as a senior lecturer). He teaches Distributed computing and block chains.
Raul Vicente is a senior researcher at the University of Tartu and the head of Computational Neuroscience Lab, which investigates how the brain represents and processes information. The lab is formed by highly motivated and young researchers who are applying machine learning techniques to reveal meaningful patterns in brain data, creating biophysical models of brain activity, and developing deep neural networks with a view to applications. He obtained his Ph.D. in Physics in 2006 at the University of the Balearic Islands (Spain) after 1 year as a visitor scholar at the Electrical Engineering Department of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). During 2006 to 2013 he was postdoctoral researcher at the Max-Planck Institute for Brain Research in Frankfurt, Germany. He lectures Introduction to Computational Neuroscience and Seminar in Computational Neuroscience.
Vesal Vojdani is an associate professor at the University of Tartu and resident spiritual guru of the Programming, Languages, and Systems research group. In 2010, he defended his thesis here in Tartu, developing the Goblint static analyser. Meanwhile, he worked as a researcher at the Technische Universität München on the verification of embedded systems in the transportation domain. Vesal is interested in all things formal—and many things informal—as he teaches Formal Methods in Software Engineering.