The Tenured Professors' Installation Lectures at Aalto University 28.3.2012
Aalto University celebrates its tenured professors with lectures given by the new Associate Professors and Full Professors.
The lectures will be held at Dipoli, Auditorium (add. Otakaari 24, Espoo) on Wednesday 28 March 2012 at 2 p.m.
Topics and lecturers:
"Predicting structured data", Juho Rousu, School of Science, Department of Information and Computer Science
"Gender and diversity: Analytical lenses for understanding management and organizing", Janne Tienari, School of Economics, Department of Management and International Business
"Behavioral finance", Sami Torstila, School of Economics, Department of Finance
All lectures will be held in English.
The multidisciplinary lectures will be followed by a reception hosted by Tuula Teeri, the President of Aalto University.
Event invitation (pdf)
More information: rsvp [at] aalto [dot] fi
By the decision of the President of Aalto University on 9 November 2011, Helena Hyvönen has been appointed to the tenure track position of Full Professor in Design, 3D Surface Design in the Department of Design at the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture.
Juho Rousu (born 1970, Finland) earned his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Helsinki in 2001. Prior to his present appointment at Aalto University, Dr. Rousu has been professor (2006-2010) and adjunct professor at the University of Helsinki, overseeing the creation of the Master's degree programme in Bioinformatics.
Dr. Rousu's fields of research include machine learning and computational biology, with particular emphasis on methods for predicting structured data, such as sequences, hierarchies, and networks. Applications of his methods are found in document classification, statistical machine translation, and biological network reconstruction.
Dr. Rousu is a member of the "Algorithmic Data Analysis" national center of excellence. He has published over fifty refereed scientific articles and acquired several research grants through competitive calls. He has been the chair of several international workshops and served in more than twenty scientific program committees.
By the decision of the President of Aalto University on 5 December 2011, Juho Rousu, Ph.D., has been appointed to the tenure track position of Associate Professor in Information and Computer Science, in the Department of Information and Computer Science at the Aalto University School of Science.
Janne Tienari (born 1966, Finland) obtained his D.Sc. in Organizations and Management at the Helsinki School of Economics in 1999. Prior to his present appointment at Aalto University, Dr. Tienari was acting professor of Organizations and Management at the Helsinki School of Economics and Aalto ECON (2007-2012) and at the Lappeenranta University of Technology (1999-2007). Dr. Tienari has also been a visiting professor at the Vienna University of Economics and Business in Austria, at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst's Isenberg School of Management, USA, at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, and at the Cardiff Business School at Cardiff University, UK. He is currently also a Guest Professor at the Stockholm University School of Business, and Adjunct Professor (Docent) at the National Defence University and Lappeenranta University of Technology.
Dr. Tienari's research and teaching interests include managing multinational corporations, strategy work, cross-cultural communication, gender and diversity issues, media, and discourse. His latest passion is to understand management, new generations, and the future.
Dr. Tienari has acted as editor-in-chief for the Scandinavian Journal of Management and has authored dozens of refereed scientific articles. He was nominated in 2010 for the prestigious Researcher of the Year award at Aalto ECON.
By the decision of the President of Aalto University on 13 January 2012, Janne Tienari, D.Sc., has been appointed to the tenure track position of Full Professor in Managerial Strategy Work in the Department of Management and International Business at the Aalto University School of Economics.
[Image:Sami Torstila, Aalto-yliopisto]Sami Torstila (born 1973, Finland) received his D.Sc. in Finance at the Helsinki School of Economics in 2000. Prior to his present appointment at Aalto University Dr. Torstila was a visiting scholar at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley (2009-2010) and an analyst at Goldman Sachs (1996-1997). He also obtained a Master of Laws degree from the University of Helsinki in 1999.
Dr. Torstila's research involves empirical corporate finance and behavioral finance. In corporate finance, he has published work on the relocation of corporate headquarters, the effect of cross-listings on mergers and acquisitions, as well as collusion in underwriting fees in initial public offerings. In behavioral finance he has studied retail incentives in privatizations, while his latest research investigates links between political views and investment behavior.
Dr. Torstila has authored articles in prestigious scientific journals including Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. His teaching has received the award for the best Community of European Management Schools (CEMS) course in 2009 at Aalto ECON and he has served as program director of the highly evaluated M.Sc. Finance program since 2005.
By the decision of the President of Aalto University on 30 September 2011, Sami Torstila, D.Sc., LL.M., has been appointed to the tenure track position of Associate Professor in Finance in the Department of Finance at the Aalto University School of Economics.
Tenure track is the core academic career system of Aalto University. It is the foundation of Aalto University's objective to be a world-class university with a distinct profile, in which science and art meet business and technology. Aalto tenure track offers a well-supported career path aimed at the Professorial level for successful academics. Tenure track is based on the principle of commitment from the university and the individual to their academic career; it has clearly defined expectations, incentives, and assistance in personal, professional and academic development.