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, deployment of public previews, 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.
Plan your ambitions: Figure out how far you can reach in your next project or grant.
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.
Service availability: Garage support is available to everyone. Longer project work is also available to everyone at Aalto thanks to grants from Aalto IT Services. For more information, see Unit information.
For a quick chat to get started with any kind of project or request any type of support, come to our daily garage, every workday online at 13:00. Or contact us by email at rse-group at aalto.fi, or fill out our request form. See requesting RSE for more.
About our services¶
How to get started¶
Contact us as mentioned above, or read here for more details.
About research software engineers¶
Other pages on this site: Package your software well, The Zen of Scientific computing
We believe in openness, so make our procedures open. They are subject to improvement at any time. Also see the FCCI Tech seminar series for how our broader team works internally.
The Nvidia AI Tech Center provides free RSE services for research projects for Finnish Center for AI members (includes Aalto).
Aalto Scientific Computing, the organization behind this program.
Nordic RSE community, currently in the process of being formed (Aalto SciComp and the RSE program is a member).
Keynote video by Mike Croucher on the rise of RSEs and their benefits
The UK RSE association is quite advanced in promoting RSE careers.
Why do we exist?
Note the bottom section on page 105(print)/106(PDF) of the 2018 Research, Art, and Impact assessment.
Point three of Vision for Nordic Open Science Data Collaboration, by the Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration 2022 program committee.