Aalto University

Candidates for Academic Affairs Committee

Elections will be organised in the group for ‘other teaching and research personnel and other staff’ between 16 and 22 November.

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Election of the members of Aalto University Academic Affairs Committee in the group for ‘other teaching and research personnel and other staff’ will be organised between 16 and 22 November 2021. Members of this personnel group are eligible to vote.

Candidates in the election are listed on this page.

  • Candidates 2–4 represent the electoral alliance 'Aalto-yliopiston henkilöstöyhdistys PRO'.
  • Candidate 5 has no electoral alliance.
  • Candidates 6–22 represent the electoral alliance 'Akateeminen opetus- ja tutkimushenkilöstö'
  • Candidates 23–36 represent the electoral alliance 'Akateemisen muun henkilöstö'.

Of all candidates, at least the following information is presented: candidate number, name, title, whether person belongs to 'other teaching and research staff' or 'other staff', field, electoral alliance.

Börje Helenius
Börje Helenius

2  Helenius Börje

planning officer, member of other personnel, Aalto ENG, technology, electoral alliance ’Aalto-yliopiston henkilöstöyhdistys PROn vaaliliitto’

I wish to promote as a member of AAC: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, transparency in decision making, easy going and modest way to make decisions in new themes.

If I´m elected I will be the voice of staff in academic decision-making.

Experience on academic decision-making: AAC deputy member, member of Academic Committee Aalto ENG, member of Aalto EQU (Equality Committee of Aalto University).

Tiina Kotti
Tiina Kotti

3  Kotti Tiina

planning officer, member of other personnel, joint services, electoral alliance ’Aalto-yliopiston henkilöstöyhdistys PROn vaaliliitto’

Tiina works in the Doctoral Education Services and acts as a deputy union representative. She has worked in Aalto for 10 years and has be a member of AAC for 2 terms. Tiina has a Master’s in Social Sciences and represents the Aalto employee association Aalto HY.

Petri Peltonen
Petri Peltonen

4  Peltonen Petri

palkka- ja henkilöstösihteeri, member of other personnel, joint services, electoral alliance ’Aalto-yliopiston henkilöstöyhdistys PROn vaaliliitto’

Presentation text on the Finnish site.

Jaakko Kölhi
Jaakko Kölhi

5  Kölhi Jaakko

planning officer, member of other personnel, Aalto ARTS, art and design,

As a member of the AAC I want to promote genuine multidisciplinarity at Aalto.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaakkokolhi/

Kalle Airo
Kalle Airo

6  Airo Kalle

university teacher, research and teaching staff, Aalto SCI, technology, electoral alliance ’akateemisen opetus- ja tutkimushenkilöstön vaaliliitto’

My Aalto is diverse and international. I’m co-founder and co-director of Aalto Ventures Program and also co-head of Entrepreneurial Mindset cross-cutting approach for our university. In the AAC I would speak for the diverse group of people working in ‘untypical’ roles outside the tenure track such as lecturer, manager etc. After all, these people are central part of what makes Aalto Aalto.

I have a long experience in how to make things happen in and with universities. I started in my first degree program committee as a student representative some twenty years ago and have since served as deputy member of the Aalto SCI AAC and with various university networks, including leading two key projects for the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture and various university collaboration in, US , Asia and Europe e.g. Nordic5 Tech and CLUSTER and many EIT KICs.

Munjur Moula
E. Moula Md.Munjur

7  E. Moula Md.Munjur

visitor, research and teaching staff, Aalto ENG, technology, electoral alliance ’akateemisen opetus- ja tutkimushenkilöstön vaaliliitto’

Dr.Soc.Sc Md.Munjur E. Moula is the visiting researcher at School of Engineering, and the president of Social Acceptability Study (SAS) Network at Aalto University. At the same time, he is also the visiting professor of Faculty of Business at Northern University Bangladesh. He has been elected as the Member of Aalto University Academic Affairs Committee (2018-2021). His societal work deals with the questions concerning Aalto communities’ well-being and working and their relationship.  He has been working in promoting and fostering multidisciplinary research team at Aalto University. He has also been very actively involved in building higher educational partnerships on a global scale. According to Munjur, future sustainability challenges are so great that they are unable none of the area to solve alone. Therefore, Aalto needs to combine societal issues with technology, economics and design. He believes that to succeed we need to do something differently than before.  He is very much optimistic in all aspects of his own life.

8  Giesecke Stina

senior university lecturer, research and teaching staff, Aalto SCI, technology, electoral alliance ’akateemisen opetus- ja tutkimushenkilöstön vaaliliitto’

 

9  Glerean Enrico

staff scientist, research and teaching staff, Aalto SCI, technology, electoral alliance ’akateemisen opetus- ja tutkimushenkilöstön vaaliliitto’

I am a staff scientist at the Aalto University School of Science, core member of the Aalto Scientific Computing team where we run the Triton high performance computing cluster, help researchers with their research software, and teach massive online hands-on courses like "Python for Scientific Computing". I am an expert in working with personal data in research: I train and support researchers with issues related to GDPR, secure computing workflows for sensitive data, data anonymization. My research domain is cognitive neuroscience, with focus on methods for magnetic resonance imaging of the brain. I am a passionate promoter of open science, transparency, ethics, research integrity, and reproducibility: I train other researchers on these issues and I am a founding member of the Finnish Reproducibility Network. I am a core member of the Aalto Data Agents network. I am a member of Nordic-RSE and CodeRefinery, two communities in the Nordics devoted to training and helping researchers with scientific software and reproducibility. I am an activist trying to bring a change on issues about equality and inclusivity for women in STEM: I am one of the organizers of the "Making Waves" initiative.

https://research.aalto.fi/en/persons/enrico-glerean

 

10  Haahtela Tero

doctoral candidate, research and teaching staff, Aalto SCI, technology, electoral alliance ’akateemisen opetus- ja tutkimushenkilöstön vaaliliitto’

Presentation on the Finnish site.

 

11  Huuki Juha

university lecturer, research and teaching staff, Aalto ENG, technology, electoral alliance ’akateemisen opetus- ja tutkimushenkilöstön vaaliliitto’

Presentation on the Finnish site.

Mika Karhu
Mika Karhu

12  Karhu Mika

university lecturer, research and teaching staff, Aalto ARTS, art and design, electoral alliance ’akateemisen opetus- ja tutkimushenkilöstön vaaliliitto’

Presentation on the Finnish site.

Reetta Karinen
Reetta Karinen

13  Karinen Reetta

senior university lecturer, research and teaching staff, Aalto CHEM, technology, electoral alliance ‘akateemisen opetus- ja tutkimushenkilöstön vaaliliitto’

I’m Reetta Karinen, senior university lecturer from Aalto CHEM. I have a long background in teaching and research positions in Aalto. I have participated in various duties and tasks on the School level and now I am looking forward to participating in the decision-making on the university level in university Academic Affairs Committee.

14  Karjalainen Jouko

senior university lecturer, research and teaching staff, Aalto SCI, technology, electoral alliance ‘akateemisen opetus- ja tutkimushenkilöstön vaaliliitto’

 

 

Ari Korhonen
Ari Korhonen

15  Korhonen Ari

senior university lecturer, research and teaching staff, Aalto SCI, technology, electoral alliance ‘akateemisen opetus- ja tutkimushenkilöstön vaaliliitto’

Presentation text on the Finnish site.

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Anu Lehtovuori
Anu Lehtovuori

16  Lehtovuori Anu

university lecturer, research and teaching staff, Aalto ELEC, technology, electoral alliance ‘akateemisen opetus- ja tutkimushenkilöstön vaaliliitto’

Strong competence and common sense to academic decision making! I have experience from Aalto ELEC academic committee since 2011 and from Aalto academic committee as a vice member since 2015.

Again in your service to promote successful working environment,

Anu

https://research.aalto.fi/fi/persons/anu-lehtovuori

 

17  Nieminen Mika P.

university lecturer, research and teaching staff, Aalto SCI, technology, electoral alliance ’akateemisen opetus- ja tutkimushenkilöstön vaaliliitto’

Kerttu Pollari-Malmi
Kerttu Pollari-Malmi

18  Pollari-Malmi Kerttu

senior university lecturer, research and teaching staff, Aalto SCI, technology, electoral alliance ’akateemisen opetus- ja tutkimushenkilöstön vaaliliitto’

I have been teaching Computer Science at university level for over 25 years. Currently, I teach basic courses with a large number of students. Each year, over 1000 students complete one of my courses. I have been a member of Aalto University Academic Affairs Committee for four years. My goal is to make teachers' point of view better visible in the decision making of Aalto University..

Saana Rossi
Saana Rossi

19  Rossi Saana

doctoral candidate, research and teaching staff, Aalto ENG, technology, electoral alliance ’akateemisen opetus- ja tutkimushenkilöstön vaaliliitto’

I am a second-year doctoral candidate from the department of Built Environment in the School of Engineering. I am interested in developing the teaching, processes and community of our university, and have participated in Aalto educational development actively for the past 10 years in the Department of Architecture, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, and on university level. After the pandemic, the academic community is especially important for the well-being of its members, and the processes supporting research, education, studies and management have a great impact on how each individual at Aalto can use their strengths and succeed in their work and studies.

During my bachelors’ and masters’ studies I have been a member or deputy member of the School of Arts’ Academic committee for three years, and a deputy member of AAK for one year. I have also been a student member of the Learning Steering Group (LeSG), the ARTS Educational Board, the ARTS Quality group, the educational group of the Department of Architecture, and participated in degree reform and audit processes. I would be honored to have a chance to represent academic staff in AAK.

Profiili: https://research.aalto.fi/en/persons/saana-rossi

20  Schulze Hans-Joachim

lecturer, research and teaching staff, joint services, electoral alliance ’akateemisen opetus- ja tutkimushenkilöstön vaaliliitto’

Presentation text on the Finnish site.

Tuomas Tiainen
Tuomas Tiainen

21  Tiainen Tuomas

postdoctoral researcher, research and teaching staff, Aalto ENG, technology, electoral alliance ’akateemisen opetus- ja tutkimushenkilöstön vaaliliitto’

Presentation text on the Finnish site.

https://users.aalto.fi/~tiainet2/

https://people.aalto.fi/tuomas.tiainen

Markus Turunen
Markus Turunen

22  Turunen Markus

university lecturer, research and teaching staff, Aalto ELEC, technology, electoral alliance ’akateemisen opetus- ja tutkimushenkilöstön vaaliliitto’

https://people.aalto.fi/markus.turunen

23  Häggman Dan

laboratory manager, member of other personnel, Aalto ENG, technology, electoral alliance ‘akateemisen muun henkilöstön vaaliliitto’

 

Eero Haimi
Eero Haimi

24  Haimi Eero

tutkimusinsinööri, member of other personnel, Aalto CHEM, technology, electoral alliance ‘akateemisen muun henkilöstön vaaliliitto’

I have been employed by the university more than thirty years in various positions including positions of trust. In the world of societal and economic cycles, even reforming university faces many affairs that do not take place for the first time in a longer time scale.  I can offer experience from this for Aalto University Academic Affairs Committee work. As it has been said: “The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see”. During last electoral term I was deputy member of the Aalto University Academic Affairs Committee.

Matti Hokkanen
Matti Hokkanen

25  Hokkanen Matti

cleanroom engineer, member of other personnel, joint services, technology, electoral alliance ‘akateemisen muun henkilöstön vaaliliitto’

As a member of the Aalto Academic Affairs Committee, I would like to focus on promoting the position of young researchers, such as doctoral candidates and post-docs. Currently, young academics are not appropriately represented in the Aalto community and have also been disproportionately affected by the COVID pandemic.

I would like to improve the security of young academics e.g., by fostering supportive peer communities, improving work well-being by safeguarding sufficient work-life balance (e.g., weekend holidays & annual leaves) and promoting good leadership practices among supervisors. It is also essential that technical service work frequently carried out by young researchers, such as equipment upkeep and maintenance on experimental STEM fields is, rewarded appropriately. 

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion themes are also important to me. I am a member of the ELEC School eQUALITY group and strive to promote discussions on ED&I based on factual, data-driven approaches.

I work as a cleanroom engineer in Micronova. Prior to this, I spent 2.5 years as a post-doctoral researcher in Aalto. I have a doctorate in Applied Physics from the University of Jyväskylä.

Aalto People: https://people.aalto.fi/matti.hokkanen

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1686-4837

Noora Jaakkola
Noora Jaakkola

26  Jaakkola Noora

specialist, member of other personnel, joint services, electoral alliance ‘akateemisen muun henkilöstön vaaliliitto’

A university that values teaching and has a viable culture of teaching and curriculum development. These are the goals of my work as a specialist supporting degree programmes and teachers in curriculum development and integrating sustainability into curricula. These same issues are important for me also as a member of the academic committee.

I have served as a member of the academic committee for several periods, first at ARTS and then at AAC in the university level. AAC decides on important issues that affect the entire university community, and I want to be involved in building a culture where common issues are genuinely decided together.

27  Jurmu-Leppämäki Wille

specialist, member of other personnel, joint services, electoral alliance ‘akateemisen muun henkilöstön vaaliliitto’

Kämpe-Hellenius Jerri
Jerri Kämpe-Hellenius

28  Kämpe-Hellenius Jerri

controller, member of other personnel, Aalto CHEM, technology, electoral alliance ‘akateemisen muun henkilöstön vaaliliitto’

I am a socially, labor union, municipally and workplace active parent who prefers to do work in good cooperation, but I am not afraid to express and stand by my opinions even in difficult situations.

During my 20+ year long career at TKK and Aalto I have also participated in research, teaching and administration and seen a couple of major study renewals. Currently I’m a substitute member of AAK and I’m looking for your trust to continue my work. I emphasize the basic education needs and resourcing, but I’m also interested in how Aalto can support life-long-learning for all of us. 

Saara Kanerva
Saara Kanerva

29  Kanerva Saara

planning officer, member of other personnel, Aalto ENG, technology, electoral alliance ‘akateemisen muun henkilöstön vaaliliitto’

Desire to do the right thing fairly has always been important to me. Usually the practical consequences of the decisions made at AAK are carried out by the LES. This is the reason I want to be involved already in the decision making processes. It is important to me that also the LES viewpoint is considered. My aim is that the decisions carried out in AAK are good and the practical consequences are considered from multiple viewpoints.

30  Kyrenius Pekka

laboratory manager, member of other personnel, Aalto ENG, technology, electoral alliance ‘akateemisen muun henkilöstön vaaliliitto’

Riikka Leikola
Riikka Leikola

31  Leikola Riikka

planning officer, member of other personnel, Aalto BIZ, business, electoral alliance ‘akateemisen muun henkilöstön vaaliliitto’

Vote me to the Aalto Academic Affairs Committee! I’m a good choice since I have both deep and wide knowledge as well as insight to benefit decision making. I have more than ten years of experience in study affairs both in degree programme and university levels. I have worked in the School of Business for 2,5 years and previously in the School of Electrical Engineering for eight years.

32  Linnekoski Juha

research engineer, member of other personnel, Aalto CHEM, technology, electoral alliance ‘akateemisen muun henkilöstön vaaliliitto’

 

33  Nieminen Tapani

yli-insinööri, member of other personnel, joint services, electoral alliance ‘akateemisen muun henkilöstön vaaliliitto’

Martti Rahkila
Martti Rahkila

34  Rahkila Martti

development manager, member of other personnel, joint services, electoral alliance ‘akateemisen muun henkilöstön vaaliliitto’

I have long experience in the university and I know the university basic functions, education and research, as well as the operating environment and services well. I want to promote human, learner centric thinking in the world that is getting more and more digital: data driven university belongs to everybody! 

Panu Sainio
Panu Sainio

35  Sainio Panu

technology manager, member of other personnel, Aalto ENG, technology, electoral alliance ‘akateemisen muun henkilöstön vaaliliitto’

My solid competence is related to experiment research and funding. I am interested in teaching and research as well as campus development. In every day work, I have possibilities to support all these processes. I am active in shop steward work. I was active in student union at 90’ties, and now I am participating in Aalto. This means I have perspective on changes and I have the interest for our future. I am ready to continue developing Aalto together with You.

https://research.aalto.fi/en/persons/panu-sainio

https://people.aalto.fi/panu.sainio

Laura Sivula
Laura Sivula

36  Sivula Laura

project manager, member of other personnel, Aalto BIZ, business, electoral alliance ‘akateemisen muun henkilöstön vaaliliitto’

Presentation text on the Finnish site.

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Academic Affairs Committee

The Aalto University Academic Affairs Committee is a joint, university-level administrative body consisting of several members. It serves to promote a high quality of research, teaching, and artistic activity.

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