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, biomedical imaging and many other indirectly measured time-varying systems.

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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

Osman Yilmaz
Research & Art Published:

Doctoral studies taught Osman Yilmaz the value of trial and error

Senior Researcher and Research Project Manager Osman Yilmaz, whose doctoral degree will be conferred in the ceremonial conferment in June, is now working on 5G at Ericsson.
Aalto University / Sähköpajakurssi / photo: Linda Koskinen
Studies Published:

Imaginative projects take shape through trial and error in an Electrical Engineering Workshop course

In the last weeks of the spring the Electrical Engineering Workshop has been abuzz with students busily working on their course projects. We were allowed to follow how one project progressed from the original idea all the way to the course's finale
Aalto University / Matti Alahuhta / photo: Linda Koskinen
Honoured Published:

Who should be the next Electrical Engineering Alumnus of the Year?

Submit your suggestion by 20 September 2019
XPEC/picture: Dorothea Golze
Research & Art Published:

Unravelling the microscopic structure of materials

XPEC, a project led by Miguel Caro and Dorothea Golze, has been granted 12.5 million hours of computing time to pilot-test CSC's (IT Center for Science) new supercomputer facilities.

Events

Information Technology Program (ITP)
Lectures and seminars

Information Technology Program summer studies

Complete 24 ECTS over the summer, solve real-life digital business challenges, and gain a unique skillset in information technologies, digital platforms or service design. Aalto ITP is an international and multi-disciplinary summer program taught at the School of Business.
Dissertations

Defence of dissertation in the field of Automation, Systems and Control Engineering, M.Sc. (Tech.) Igor Buzhinskii

The title of thesis is “Combined use of formal methods for reliability assurance of software for safety –critical systems”
Conferences and workshops

The MARSS 2019 conference

The MARSS conference is an annual International conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales and will be held in July 1-5 at Maarintie 8 in Otaniemi campus.
Dissertations

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
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 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
Head of department

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.

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Address: Tietotie 3
Mon–Fri 8.00–16.30

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