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Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation, in short EEA, is an ecosystem where scientists and engineers from different fields of microsystems, electrical engineering and automation work together to solve the most challenging scientific problems in the fields of energy and environment, as well as health and wellbeing.

We offer excellent education and top-quality research conditions.  

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Research

The research focus areas of the EEA department are power systems and conversion, control, robotics and autonomous systems, well-being and a smart living environment, industrial electronics and informatics.

The department is a major player in Aalto University’s Energy Efficiency Research programme AEF. Also the Aalto ePowerHub is part of the EEA department.

Automatic control

The research done by the automatic control group is based on a firm knowledge of system theory, control engineering, simulation methods, optimisation methods, numerical algorithms, and so forth.

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Autonomous systems

The group's research focuses on heavy duty semiautonomous machines and mobile robotics, mainly in agriculture and forestry. Other important methodological research topics are software design for networked automation systems and HMIs for mobile machines.

Semi-autonomous forrestry machine

Bionic and Rehabilitation Engineering

Bionic and Rehabilitation Engineering (BaRE) research group investigates engineering techniques for human-machine interfacing in order to support, augment and rehabilitate human motor function. Through advancements in basic physiology, motor control, and biomechanics, we tailor novel biosensing and control approaches, as well as design methodologies in order to push the boundaries of current state-of-the-art bionic limbs, exoskeletons and rehabilitation robots.

Human hand, robot hand

Computational electromechanics

The research in our group is focused on the numerical modelling of coupled problems that occur in magnetic materials and especially electrical steel sheets used to construct electrical machines. These problems range from energy dissipation in the material to vibrations and noise of electrical machines and devices.

Computational electromechanics

Defense electronics

The Defence electronics research group concentrates on military radar hardware, related design, modelling and measuring concepts and field experiments.

Defense electronics

Distributed and Networked Control Systems

We are now witnessing an explosion in networked systems: everything is connected and massive amounts of devices are required to be coordinated.

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Electric drives

Electric drives play an important role, e.g., in a large number of industrial applications, electric and hybrid vehicles, elevators, and robotics. Electric drives are systems where the electric motors or generators are controlled by power-electronic converters (such as a frequency converter).

Electric drives

Electromagnetics in Health Technology

The group develops computational methods for multi-physics modelling of the human body.

Electromagnetics in Health Technology

Electromechanics

The Research Group of Electromechanics conducts scientific research and gives highest education in the field of electromagnetic energy converters. Numerical analysis of electromagnetic fields is the core know-how of the Group.

Electromechanics

Electronics integration and reliability

The research in the Electronics integration and reliability unit is strongly multidisciplinary by nature. Our knowhow is based on materials science and, especially, on the understanding of interfacial phenomena between materials in heterogeneous systems.

Electronics integration and reliability

Environmental electronics

The group develops methods and instrumentation for environmental studies.

Environmental electronics

Health technology

The work of the group focuses on non-invasive monitoring of body, especially cardiovascular system, body composition and cognitive functions. The health technology projects utilize a range of disciplines - from medicine, medical engineering, nursing care and biology, to information technology.

Health technology

Illumination engineering

Lighting research group’s fundamental goal is to advance the research and education of illumination engineering and electrical building services.

Illumination engineering

Industrial and power electronics

Our research and innovation efforts on industrial and power electronics are taking place at three complementary levels: algorithms, methods, and applications.

Industrial and power electronics

Information Technologies in Industrial Automation

The group's research focuses on the engineering of software-intensive automation systems.

ITiA Group

Intelligent robotics

Intelligent Robotics group performs research in robotics, computer vision and machine learning.

Intelligent robotics

Robotic Instruments

Robotic Instrumets group develops miniature robotic instruments and related technologies. Those instruments and technologies can be applied to many biomedical, material and industrial applications.

Micro- and nanorobotics

Microsystems Technology

Microsystems technology, as defined by our group, is a truly multidisciplinary research area. It is based on physical and analytical chemistry, biology, microelectronics, materials science and biomedical technology.

From materials chemistry to neuroscience

Power systems and High Voltage Engineering

The focus areas of research in power systems and high voltage engineering are distribution networks, their system solutions and reliability engineering, power system components´ load capacity and ageing, control and monitoring systems including computer applications, automation and communication solutions, end use analysis and power quality.

Power systems and High Voltage Engineering

Sensor informatics and medical technology

Research of the group focuses to sensor informatics, adaptive signal processing, and data fusion systems especially for medical applications. Other applications include smartphone sensor fusion, robotics, positioning systems, target tracking, and many other indirectly measured time-varying systems.

sensori-informatiikka

Smart building technologies and services

The aim of the group is to advance research and teaching within smart buildings.

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Latest news

Aalto University / A robot / photo: Linda Koskinen
Research & Art Published:

Oh, a new object! I wonder how it works? A robot can learn by experimentation

Aalto University is involved in a research project which aims to make robots try out new things and thus learn how to use them without precise pre-programming.
Aalto University / Electrical Engineering Workshop / photo: Linda Koskinen
Studies Published:

First-year students perform tremendously in the Electrical Engineering Workshop course and according to the course assistant a little sparky tuning is all for the best

Students working as course assistants play a vital role in one of the most important courses at the School of Electrical Engineering.
STEK ry lahjoitti kaksi Voimala -oppimispakettia Aalto Juniorille
Cooperation Published:

Ideas for electricity teaching from Voimala

STEK donated two Voimala learning packages to Aalto Junior.
Image: Mikko Raskinen.
Cooperation, Press releases Published:

€32 million funding boost for Smart Cities Research in Tallinn & Helsinki

Smart Cities Centre of Excellence to be established as a joint project between Tallinn University of Technology and Aalto University

Events

Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Networking Technology, M.Sc. (Tech.) Roberto Morabito

The title of thesis is “Lightweight Virtualization in Edge Computing for Internet of Things”
Dissertations

Defence in the field of Radio Engineering M. Sc. (Tech.) Kaarle Jaakkola

The title of thesis is “UHF RFID transponder antenna solutions for enhanced performance and producibility”
Innovate with Europe's top university-based 5G testing and experimental network at the 48 hour hackathon taking place on May 3-5 in Otaniemi.
Conferences and workshops

COMNET 5G IoThon - Be your own mobile operator for 48 hours!

Innovate with Europe's top university-based 5G testing and experimental network at the 48 hour hackathon taking place on May 3-5 in Otaniemi.
Lectures and seminars

Excellence brings competitiveness – Doctoral career paths

The event will advance Finland’s long-term competitiveness by opening career paths for doctoral students, and by bringing together Aalto University’s top academic experts and companies and organizations searching for competence.

Head of department

Jorma Kyyrä

Jorma Kyyrä

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Laitoksen johtaja

Professors and Lecturers

Anouar Belahcen

Anouar Belahcen

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Professor (Associate Professor)

Jan Blech

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Professor of Practice
Themistoklis Charalambous

Themistoklis Charalambous

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Assistant Professor
Marko Hinkkanen

Marko Hinkkanen

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Associate Professor
Heikki Ihasalo

Heikki Ihasalo

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Professori (Professor of Practice)
Tommi Karhela

Tommi Karhela

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Visiting Professor

Jaakko Ketomäki

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Professor of Practice
Ville Kyrki

Ville Kyrki

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Professor (Associate Professor)
Jorma Kyyrä

Jorma Kyyrä

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Professor

Leo Kärkkäinen

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Professori (Professor of Practice)

Ilkka Laakso

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Assistant Professor
Tomi Laurila

Tomi Laurila

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Associate Professor
(Robert) John Millar

(Robert) John Millar

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
University Lecturer
Seppo J. Ovaska

Seppo J. Ovaska

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Professor

Lauri Palva

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
University Lecturer
Mervi Paulasto-Kröckel

Mervi Paulasto-Kröckel

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Associate Professor
Edris Pouresmaeil

Edris Pouresmaeil

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Professor (Associate Professor)
Mikko Routimo

Mikko Routimo

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Professori (Professor of Practice)
Seppo Sierla

Seppo Sierla

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
University Lecturer
Simo Särkkä

Simo Särkkä

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Professori (Associate professor)
Markus Turunen

Markus Turunen

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
University Lecturer
Arto Visala

Arto Visala

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Professor
Ivan Vujaklija

Ivan Vujaklija

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Assistant Professor
Vesa Vuorinen

Vesa Vuorinen

Senior university lecturer
Valeriy Vyatkin

Valeriy Vyatkin

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Professor
Quan Zhou

Quan Zhou

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Professor (Associate Professor)

Where to find us

Maarintie 8

Formerly TUAS building.
Address: Maarintie 8
Mon-Thu 7.45-20.00, Fri 7.45-20.00.

Maarintie 8 at Aalto University campus

Health Technology House

Address: Otakaari 3 & Rakentajanaukio 2
Mon-Thu 7.45-20.00, Fri 7.45-18.00

Otakaari 3. Aalto University Campus and Real Estate.

Micronova

Address: Tietotie 3
Mon–Fri 8.00–16.30

Updated 25.3.2019
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