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 autonomous mobile robotics, mainly in agriculture and forestry.

Autonomous systems Group

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.

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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.

Aalto-yliopisto, liput / kuvaaja: Aino Huovio

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

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

Illumination engineering

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

Illumination engineering

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

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.

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Power and Energy Systems

Power and Energy Systems

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

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

Robotic Instruments

This research 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

Renewable Energies for Power Systems

The mission of the Renewable Energies for Power Systems group is to pursue groundbreaking work in the generation, transmission, distribution, management, and consumption of electricity.

Renewable Energies for Power Systems

Robot Learning

The Aalto Robot Learning (RL) research group operates in the intersection of artificial intelligence and robotics. In particular, we focus on reinforcement learning, robotic manipulation, decision making under partial observability, imitation learning, and decision making in multi-agent systems.

Aalto Robot Learning research group

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, biomedical imaging 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

A-logo at Otaniemi. Photo: Mikko Raskinen / Aalto University
Cooperation Published:

Solutions for buildings through smart building services engineering

Aalto University gets a donation of over a million euros for the development of education and research into smart building technology and smart buildings.
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Appointments Published:

Anouar Belahcen appointed Vice Dean for Education at the School of Electrical Engineering

Starting in his new role at the beginning of 2021, Belahcen wants to focus on issues such as student well-being and digitalisation of teaching.
Aalto University alumnus Asad Awan.
Honoured, Research & Art Published:

Alumnus Asad Awan awarded for the best doctoral thesis in the field of technology

Awan’s doctoral research deals with the control methods for more efficient electric motors, which could replace traditional induction motors in industrial applications and help reduce the carbon footprint of motor driven systems
postdoctorak researcher sakira syeda hassan image: matti ahlgren aalto university
Research & Art Published:

Researcher Sakira Hassan encourages companies to dive headfirst into their data

Data Scientist Sakira Hassan believes that when we can harness AI to transform data into knowledge and the means to forecast the future, we are not far away from building a smart world of science fiction.

Events

Flyer for the second color of science event 22 April
Lectures and seminars

Collaboration in and with the Global South

Prof. Caterina Soldano leads a conversation with Prof. Isabella Concina, Dr. Sumita Sharma and Dr. Karin Frölich on the challenges and opportunities of collaboration and cooperation in and with the Global South.
Press release_Mikko Leino
Dissertations
Verkkolähetystä varten valmisteltu tila Oppimiskeskuksessa.
Online event

Follow online discussion with Aalto University students and President of the Republic

President Sauli Niinistö visits Aalto University campus as part of the Kultaranta Talks.
Abstract image of rectangular shapes with a LASER Espoo / Helsinki logo in the centre.
Online event

LASER Talks: Adaptation and Space

Under the theme ‘Adaptation and Space’ this LASER Talk at Aalto University will intersect different practices and discourses as heterogeneous but complementary articulations of ‘space’, that address, operate on and contribute, in different ways and capacities, to the transformation of the contemporary environment and its challenges: the social, the infrastructural, the technological, the sensory, the virtual, the built and the unbuilt.

Head of department

Professors and Lecturers

Ville Kyrki

Ville Kyrki

Professori (Associate professor)
T410 Dept. Electrical Engineering and Automation

Anouar Belahcen

Professori (Associate professor)
Marko Hinkkanen

Marko Hinkkanen

Professori (Associate professor)
T410 Dept. Electrical Engineering and Automation

Tomi Laurila

Professori (Associate professor)

Edris Pouresmaeil

Professori (Associate professor)
Ivan Vujaklija

Ivan Vujaklija

Apulaisprofessori
T410 Dept. Electrical Engineering and Automation

Quan Zhou

Professori (Associate professor)
Robert Millar

Robert Millar

University Lecturer
T410 Dept. Electrical Engineering and Automation

Kai Zenger

Vanhempi yliopistonlehtori

Where to find us

Maarintie 8

(previously TUAS building) Maarintie 8, Espoo.

Maarintie 8

Health Technology House

Otakaari 3 & Rakentajanaukio 2

Otakaari 3. Aalto University Campus and Real Estate.

Micronova

Address: Tietotie 3
Mon–Fri 8.00–16.30

Micronova cleanroom kuva: Aino Huovio

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