Delta Career Day 2022

For the fourth year, the institutes located at the University of Tartu Delta Centre – Institute of Computer Science, School of Economics and Business Administration and Institute of Mathematics and Statistics – are organising a joint career day to offer companies the opportunity to meet students from different disciplines under one roof.

The event will take place as a fair and enables the organisations to present their internship and career opportunities, using information materials in various formats (banners, videos, brochures, etc.) or interactive activities to engage students. Each organisation has an area of 3x3m that can be designed to reflect its brand. In addition, organisations can introduce themselves in the lounge area with a short presentation, which will also be live broadcasted.

  • More information and the registration can be found on the events official website.

Delta centre closed

Due to the severity of the current epidemiological situation, the Delta centre entrances are closed. The building can only be accessed by employees and people with the according access card. The building will be re-opened once the situation has been alleviated and the rectorate has made an official decision.

Student Project Contest 2021

The University of Tartu Institute of Computer Science announces the IT Student Project Contest.

The project submitted has to be in the field of IT. It can be practical or theoretical research or implementation project. It may be associated with any course or be a completely new and personal initiative—for example, a project from a course, educational resource, public software, a start-up idea, etc


Participation is open to undergraduate (BSc) and graduate (MSc) students of the University of Tartu regardless of the curriculum in teams of one or up to five. A project can have one supervisor.

Projects will be evaluated in three categories:

  • First-year Bachelor’s level.
  • Bachelor’s level.
  • Master’s level.

*In the Bachelor’s and Master’s categories, at least ⅔ of the authors (except the supervisor) have to be students of the appropriate level. In the first-year Bachelor’s category, all authors must be first-year Bachelor students.

The deadline for submitting the project in is May 23 (including). To participate you must upload your:

  • Poster;
  • 3-5 minute video where you introduce the project;
  • Public web address where one can access the project results,

Read further HERE.

Data Science Seminar; High-Performance Computing: Big Is Beautiful

High-Performance Computing (HPC) is the application of “supercomputers” to computational problems that are either too large for standard computers or would take too long to solve. HPC is a pervasive tool for both academia and industry. “Today, to Out-Compute is to Out-Compete” best describes the role of HPC. This seminar brings together HPC users, administrators and visionaries. Researchers will talk about their experiences with using HPC in their daily work. In addition, the administrator of Tartu HPC center will introduce the backstage of managing large amounts of data. As a dessert, we will take a closer look at the new supercomputer LUMI, which will launch in 2021, to take computing performance to a new unprecedented level.

Speakers and presentations:

  • Ott Oopkaup (UniTartu, High Performance Computing Center): “High performance computing: A look into how large scale data storage and proccessing is done”
  • Reedik Mägi (UniTartu, Estonian Genome Centre): “Computational challenges in genomics: association studies, genetic risk scores and AI”
  • Kaur Alasoo (UniTartu, Institute of Computer Science): “Automating the processing of terabyte-scale data with software containers and workflow engines”
  • Velle Toll (UniTartu, Institute of Physics): “HPC for weather, climate and Earth system prediction”
  • Pekka Manninen (LUMI supercomputing facility): “LUMI: the European flagship supercomputer of the North”
  • The event is moderated by Ülar Allas


Private donation helps the University of Tartu continue analysing coronavirus data

Research groups of the University of Tartu led by Professor of Mathematical Statistics Krista Fischer and Professor of Bioinformatics Jaak Vilo who have supported the state with the data collection and analysis since the beginning of the corona crisis can continue their work thanks to a private donation by entrepreneur Väino Kaldoja. 

When the corona crisis started in spring, researchers of the University of Tartu Jaak Vilo and Krista Fischer quickly mobilised more than a dozen people to gather information about the virus, analyse data and build prediction models. Surveys and the development of data analysis solutions started on The prompt start of research and development helped to define national risk scenarios for assessing the spread of the virus.

In spring, when the Estonian Research Council started to gather information about what researchers could do to solve the corona crisis, the first data analysis solutions by the University of Tartu researchers had already been approved by the ethics committee and introduced. At the beginning of July, when the Estonian Research Council opened the call for grant applications for one-year development projects funded from the target grants action, also the working groups of Fischer and Vilo submitted their applications. Regrettably, it was recently announced that neither grant application was funded. Discontinuing the research would have brought about a major gap in advising the state and a risk that the work started in spring would fall through.

However, many entrepreneurs also started to provide their advice and support to the state already at the beginning of the corona crisis. Now, an experienced entrepreneur Väino Kaldoja decided to lend his support to research, supporting the work of the research groups led by Fischer and Vilo with a total of 60,000 euros. The donation helps Fischer’s research group to continue creating the framework for modelling the spread of COVID-19 and assess the impact of intervention measures and Vilo’s research group to continue developing the platform and data analysis solutions to better assess the spread of the virus and forecast the impact of measures.

Read further HERE.

Data Science Seminar: How to use data science to get ahead in business?

If you know how to use it, data science could be the key to every company’s success. Data science and artificial intelligence are having profound impact on business by helping companies to improve their bottom line, retain customers, address compliance requirements, etc. Virtually every industry and every business process is being transformed by the rapid developments of data science, and because data has many business uses, companies are increasingly creating dedicated roles for data scientists.

The seminar will showcase actual case studies on how data science has been applied in Estonia and elsewhere, as well as what are the opportunities for the managers and specialists of different companies to learn how data science can be used for business improvement.

• Markus Lippus (MindTitan): Delivering on 85% of your AI projects
• Kalev Koppel (STACC): Hired or fired by AI
• Marlon Dumas (UniTartuCS): Process mining in action
• Jaak Vilo (UniTartuCS): Supply chain for data scientists
• Elena Sügis (UniTartuCS): Data science 101 for your business

  • The seminar will be held in English. Attending the webinar is free of charge, but registration is needed here:

Information about upcoming seminars and recordings from previous seminars are available here:

Delta X 2021 student competition final

Venue: Watch the event via Worksup
Date: January 27th 2021
Time: 10:30 – 18:00
Language: English and Estonian


Delta X 2021 is a novel competition formed by the University of Tartu and the city of Tartu, which aims to promote solutions based viewpoint and encourage students to challenge themselves. In the Delta X final, the best teams will be determined in four competition categories: robotics, digital solutions, business models and mathematics. The best teams will be awarded with cash prizes or, with professional mentoring to make the ideas come true.


Robotics category

Robot basketball

I place Age of Gods

II place DipWookie

III place True Ranomness

Special prizes:

  • Eyecatching looks – Tulihänd
  • Noteworthy electronics – pOliver

Autonomous drone challenge

I place The Drone

II place Cowboy Bebop

III place No Imagination

Special prizes:

  • Quickest landing –  The Drone
  • Quickest overall execution time – The Drone

Digital solutions category

Smart solutions in the University of Tartu Delta centre

I place DeltaQR

II place Delta visualisatsiooni projekt

III place Blazingly fast and typo tolerant search engine

e-ID hackathon and audio or video processing:

I place Biometric Access Control System Using ID Card

II place Face recognition

Art in science:

I place StringArt

II place Brain Data Visualization

III place SwingFinity ja Image Reproducing with Genetic Algorithm

Self-diving competition:

I koht Team 1

II koht Team 3

III koht Team 2

Mathematics category

Visual aids

I place Siinus- ja koosinusteoreemide videoseeria

II place Simpsoni paradoksi video

III place CorDartboard

R or Python package

The jury did not give out prize places in this category.

Business models category

New start-up ideas

I place Iselagunevad hauaküünlad

II place Pillbox


Recognitions: KonnektPrint on demand

Social innovation

I place CommuniCare

II place Sorterman

III place E-MO and ÕF Futuruum

Recognitions: InfinderLearNetWorkstud

Tartu city special prize

The special prize was not given out due to the fact that no registered solutions did not meet the set conditions.


10.30 – 18.00 Robot basketball and autonomous drone challenge finals

In the robotics competition, teams from robot basketball and autonomous drone challenge will be competing.

Lunch break: 13.00 – 14.00

The schedule for autonomous drone challenge:

10.00 – 11.00 Cowboy Bebop

11.00 – 12.00 No Imagination

12.00 – 13.00 Juuksur

14.00 – 15.00 The Drone

15.00 – 16.00 Me and My 4

16.00 – 17.00 Safax

14.00 -14.20 The opening of the Delta X competition

14.00 – 14.07 Introduction

14.07 – 14.12 Greeting from Professor Alvo Aabloo

14.12 – 14.20 Announcing the recipient of Eno Tõnisson´s stipend and the best works of Delta Photo Contest, Professor Jaak Vilo

14.20 – 17.00 Digital solutions final

Smart solutions in the University of Tartu Delta Centre

Blazingly fast and typo tolerant search engine

Delta visualatsiooni projekt


Audio or video processing: webcam and/or microphone-based real-time Solutions

Face recognition

eID hackathon: new solutions for the Estonian electronic identity ecosystem

Biometric Access Control System Using ID Card

Art in science: how to see art in mathematics, data science, and other fields of science?



Brain Data Visualization

Glyptics Portrait Generator

Image Reproducing with Genetic Algorithm


Genetic Algorithms for Evolutionary Art

Self-Driving Competition

14.20 – 16.40 Mathematics competition finals

14.20 – 14.40 Higher mathematics with visual aids

14.40 – 15.00 CorDartboard

15.00 – 15.20 Siinus- ja koosinusteoreemide videoseeria

15.20 – 15.40 Simpsoni paradoksi video

15.40 – 16.00 Log-regressiooni mudel

16.20 – 16.40 parse.json

14.20 – 17.00 Business models competition finals

Social innovation:






Kõrgkooli sisseastumise konsultatsioon  

Laste arenduskeskus 


Platvorm tudengite erialaste teadmiste rakendamiseks  



Turvaline Tee 

Wirdos Academy 

ÕF futuruum 

Õnnelikud suhted 

New start-up ideas:


Iselagunev hauaküünal 





Print on demand e-platvorm 

Ride Me 

Spordipsühholoogilise funktsiooniga treeningpäevik 


Data Science Seminar: COVID-19 in Estonia through the prism of data science

The COVID-19 outbreak took all countries by storm, information was scarce and contradictory. Estonian data-driven response emerged bottom-up by some of the best data scientists around.

At the seminar, you will hear about the efforts of modelling the growth rate of infections and predicting the threats for hospitalisation numbers, intensive care units and deaths, as well as the efforts to develop new data acquisition platforms, which included voluntary surveys and representative sampling strategies. For clinical health data, the Estonian data needs to be analysed, but would be small and limited without international context. However, the biggest obstacle in international clinical real-world data research is the difficulty to compare data from different countries, regions, EHR systems, and medical practices of data capture.

For overcoming such obstacles, international standardisation efforts for data and tools are necessary. You will hear about the OHDSI community, which builds OMOP common data model and associated tools. The ecosystem of such data is reaching hundreds of millions of patient records worldwide that can be included in studies.

Finally, the future management of the continuing crisis, targeting new infections and their connections early in the process, is still needed. For that, the numerous contact tracing apps have emerged, including the Estonian You have a chance to hear about the principles of these apps, their timeline, and the current state.

We hope that the topics raise interest and questions. This is the first time such a group of experts is directly presenting to the public the scientific basis and overall effort by data scientists in Estonia.

  • The seminar will be held in English. Limited number of participants can join. Attending the webinar is free of charge, but registration is needed here:


17:00 Jaak Vilo (University of Tartu): Welcome & introduction
17:05 Krista Fischer (University of Tartu, Estonian Genome Centre): “Nowcasting and forecasting of COVID-19 in Estonia: experiences from spring 2020”
17:30 Hedi Peterson (University of Tartu): “COVID-19 and us. Let the data speak.”
17:55 Raivo Kolde (University of Tartu): “Creating (inter)national COVID-19 evidence base through health data standardisation”
18:20 Dan Bogdanov (Cybernetica, “COVID-19 contact tracing apps in Estonia and abroad”
18:45 Panel discussion

Information and recordings from previous seminars are available:…/industry…/data-science-seminars

Data Science Seminar: Autonomous driving – Are we there yet?

Autonomous driving technologies hold the promise to transform the society in large. This is manifested by the venture capital piling on autonomous driving startups. Recently, many of these companies have experienced backlash though, as bringing those technologies on streets has turned out to be harder than anticipated. In this seminar, we are going to take a closer look at the challenges these companies are facing and what are the promising research directions to look into. With autonomous driving research labs now in Tartu and Tallinn, and companies like Starship Technologies, Milrem Robotics, Cleveron, and others, the field is getting traction in Estonia, moving towards the goal of having Estonia as the global test-bed for self-driving vehicles.

16:45-17:00 Gathering & welcome coffee
17:00-17:15 Introduction by the moderator, Tambet Matiisen (Autonomous Driving Lab of University of Tartu)
17:15-17:40 Naveed Muhammad (University of Tartu Institute of Computer Science): Autonomous driving – past, present and future
17:40-18:05 Martin Appo (Cleveron): Cleveron’s journey towards driverless delivery vehicle
18:05-18:30 Coffee break & networking
18:30-18:55 Sergii Kharagorgiiev (Starship Technologies): Computer vision for obstacle avoidance in the wild
18:55-19:20 Alex Kendall (Wayve): Creating an artificial driving intelligence
19:20-19:50 Networking

The seminar will be held in English. Very limited amount of seats available.

Participation is free of charge, but registration is required. NB! Marking yourself as “Going” on Facebook does not count as registration. Register here:

Location: University of Tartu Delta Centre (Narva mnt 18, Tartu) – 1st floor, room 1037

Information and recordings from previous seminars are available:…/industry…/data-science-seminars

Data Science Seminar: Data Science for Business Optimization

Rapid advances in data science and artificial intelligence have opened numerous avenues for optimizing business operations. Virtually every industry and every business process is being transformed by these rapid developments. This seminar will showcase case studies and experiences on the use of data science and AI to increase customer engagement, improve customer experience, and enhance efficiency and quality, across various industries.

The seminar will cover two complementary perspectives: the problem-driven perspective and the solution-driven perspective. Along the first perspective, we will discuss how a given data science method can be applied to tackle certain classes of business optimization problems, like applying process mining to discover root-causes of delays, or using recommender systems to improve customer engagement. Along the second perspective, we will discuss how to tackle a given business optimization problem (e.g. increasing sales without increasing capacity) using one or more data science methods.

16:45 Gathering & welcome coffee
17:00 Introduction by the moderator
17:05 Marlon Dumas (University of Tartu) – Data science and AI for business process improvement
17:40 Markus Lippus (MindTitan) – The unexpected use cases for a machine that can listen
18:10 Coffee break
18:30 Sven Laur (STACC) – Health insurance analytics: A case study at the Estonian Health Insurance Fund
18:55 Lauri Antalainen (CoreGrow) – Optimizing production processes: how can data science help?
19:15 Panel discussion

Participation is free of charge, but registration is needed. NB! Marking yourself as “Going” on Facebook does not count as registration. Register here:

The seminar will be held in English. Limited amount of seats available. Information and recordings from previous seminars are available:…/industry…/data-science-seminars

This event is supported by the University of Tartu ASTRA project PER ASPERA Doctoral School of Information and Communication Technologies

Contact us

Welcome to the Delta Community

Students and researchers can contact the institutes located in Delta through the University of Tartu website Partners can find suitable contacts at the Delta contacts link below.



Delta contacts

University of Tartu Delta Centre


Studies and Research Building
Narva mnt 18 / 51009 Tartu / ESTONIA
Open every day 07.30 am – 08.00 pm


Delta Café is open Monday to Friday 11 pm – 5 pm.; +372 5302 8944


Reception Desk (only technical information):
+372 737 6363; + 372 5331 4670


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