Research Software Engineers

The Aalto Research Software Engineers (RSEs) provide specialist support regarding software, computing, and data. As research becomes more digital and computer-dependent, the prerequisite knowledge grows larger and larger, and we exist to help you fill that gap.

For anything related to custom software development, computational research, data management, workflow automation, scaling-up, collaborative work, reproducible research, optimization, high-performance computing, and more, we can:

  • Do it for you: You need some custom technical software/solution. We do it for you, you get straight to your work.

  • Do it with you: We co-work with your group, teaching while we go along.

  • Make it reusable: You already have something, but it doesn’t work for others.

Instead of hiring your own intern, postdoc, etc. to struggle with certain issues, we can help instead. We consist of experienced researchers who have relied heavily on computing technology (programming, computing, data) for our academic work, and thus can seamlessly collaborate on research projects. We can also do consultation and training. You will have more impact since your work is more reusable, open, and higher quality. We can work on existing projects or you can write us directly into your grant applications.

This service is free for everyone at Aalto thanks to a pilot grant from Aalto IT Services. Member schools/departments have more time allocated and are currently CS, NBE, PHYS, and SCI overall (and others may join).


For a quick chat, come to our daily garage, every day online at 13:00 (Tuesdays are RSE focus days). Or contact us by email at rse-group at, or fill out our request form. See requesting RSE for more.

How to get started

Contact us as mentioned above, or read here for more details.

About research software engineers

Internal documents

We believe in openness, so make our procedures open. They are subject to improvement at any time.

See also

  • The Nvidia AI Tech Center provides free RSE services for research projects for Finnish Center for AI members (includes Aalto).