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.

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

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

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, 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

Aalto University / a child trying out VR glasses / photo: Atte Leskinen
Cooperation, Studies Published:

Young people will upgrade your shopping trip with 5G technology

5G solutions developed by upper secondary school and higher education students were tested out at the A Bloc shopping centre in September.
Kuva: Mikko Raskinen
Cooperation, Press releases Published:

From space technology to spider silk and the bio-economy – over 2 000 women and girls gather for three different technology events

Technology companies will need more than 53 000 new experts in the next few years. We are holding 'Shaking up Tech' for high school students, 'Girls' Day' for upper comprehensive school students in Heureka, and 'Women in Tech' for technical professionals: three events that highlight the many possibilities in the field of technology and introduce role models.
Aalto-yliopisto / tohtoreiden hatut
Studies Published:

Doctoral graduates from the School of Electrical Engineering satisfied with their degrees and careers

In their responses to the career monitoring survey doctoral graduates also emphasised the importance of networking and project management skills.
Aalto University / Scientist Pi's show / photo: Annamari Tolonen
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Science and technology entertained three generations on Family Day

The Family Day event introduced hundreds of families to electrical engineering.

Events

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Lectures and seminars

Join the front-runner in artificial intelligence research – come to FCAI Flagship Community Event

Interested in how you can harness the power of AI to benefit your research? Do you wish to collaborate and create something exciting with top AI researchers?
Aalto University / AlumniStudent Weekend 2019
Lectures and seminars

AlumniStudent Weekend 2019 seminar

Welcome to the traditional Alumni&Student Weekend 2019 seminar at Aalto University School of Electrical Engineeringe on 26 October.
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Lectures and seminars
(recurring)

Public lecture series: Internet Forum

Join our public lectures on-site or online to hear guest speakers from the industry and institutions discuss the hottest topics on digitalisation.
Aalto Talent Expo 2019 illustration. Red background. Designer Babi Brasileiro.
Exhibitions and fairs

Aalto Talent Expo 2019

The new Aalto Talent Expo recruiting fair will be organized in Otahalli on October 31, 2019.

Head of department

Jorma Kyyrä

Jorma Kyyrä

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Head of department

Professors and Lecturers

Themistoklis Charalambous

Themistoklis Charalambous

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Assistant Professor
Marko Hinkkanen

Marko Hinkkanen

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Associate Professor
Ville Kyrki

Ville Kyrki

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Professor (Associate Professor)
Ilkka Laakso

Ilkka Laakso

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Assistant Professor
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)
Simo Särkkä

Simo Särkkä

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Professori (Associate professor)
Arto Visala

Arto Visala

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Professor
Valeriy Vyatkin

Valeriy Vyatkin

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Professor
Quan Zhou

Quan Zhou

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Associate Professor

Heikki Ihasalo

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Professor of Practice

Leo Kärkkäinen

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

Jan Blech

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Professor of Practice
Tommi Karhela

Tommi Karhela

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Visiting Professor

Pekka Forsman

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
University Lecturer
Seppo Sierla

Seppo Sierla

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
University Lecturer
(Robert) John Millar

(Robert) John Millar

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
University Lecturer

Lauri Palva

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
University Lecturer
Jorma Kyyrä

Jorma Kyyrä

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Professor

Jaakko Ketomäki

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Professor of Practice
Vesa Vuorinen

Vesa Vuorinen

Senior university lecturer
Ivan Vujaklija

Ivan Vujaklija

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Assistant Professor
Tomi Laurila

Tomi Laurila

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Associate Professor
Seppo J. Ovaska

Seppo J. Ovaska

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Professor
Markus Turunen

Markus Turunen

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
University Lecturer

Mikko Routimo

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Professor of Practice

Where to find us

Maarintie 8

Maarintie 8, Espoo

Maarintie 8

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

Micronova cleanroom kuva: Aino Huovio
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