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Yrjö Neuvo Jubilee Seminar

"Education, research and innovations -- Predicting the unpredictable"
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In Yrjö Neuvo’s career, theory and practice have been intertwined. He has been a lifelong evangelist of the digital revolution. He received his PhD degree from Cornell University in 1974 and had a 19 year academic career as a professor of signal processing at Tampere University of Technology, as a National Research Professor, and as visiting professor at University of California, Santa Barbara. As of today, his most cited paper: “Vector Median Filters” has received 1567 citations.

From 1993 - 2005, he was Chief Technology Officer and member of the Group Executive Board of Nokia, during the phenomenal growth of the mobile phone market. He has led significant national and EU-wide initiatives developing competences and R&D&I.

After retiring from Nokia, Yrjö had a pivotal role in the formation of Aalto University, as a member of the preparation committee established by the Finnish Government. As a Professor and Research Director at Aalto he has led Aalto-wide major research programs.

His own experience of working both in industry and academia triggered his interest to find ways to increase doctors’ employment in the industry. This resulted in starting the Bit Bang Courses and creation of the national PoDoCo program.

Please join us in this special seminar covering various topics in digitalization, mobile phone development, multidisciplinary research programs, education, and national and international science policy. The program of the event is given below. The event will be held partially in English (14.00-16.40) and partially in Finnish (16.40-17.30).

 

 

Program

14:00-14:15

Opening speech

Ilkka Niemelä, President of Aalto University

Mikko Kosonen, Chair of the Aalto University Foundation Board

14:15-14:30

Reflections of Nokia development

Jorma Ollila and Matti Alahuhta, former Nokia executives 

14:30-14:40

How Aalto University was born

Emeritus Professor Matti Pursula

14:40-15:10

Jubilee lecture "Education, research and innovations -- Predicting the unpredictable"

Professor, Research Director Yrjö Neuvo

15:10-15:20  Break
15:20-15:30

Carbon nanotubes towards industrial applications - results of my MIDE project and how MIDE helped us forward

Professor Esko Kauppinen, Head of Department of Applied Physics, Aalto University

15:30-15:40

On the development of the digital world / Memories of signal processing research with Yrjö

Professor Moncef Gabbouj, Department of Computing Sciences, Tampere University

15:40-15:50

On the development of the digital world / Memories of signal processing research with Yrjö

Emeritus Professor Olli Simula

15:50-16:00

On research and innovation policy at the national and European levels

Professor Marja Makarow, Chair of TAF

16:00-16:10 Break
16:10-16:20

Memories from Bit Bang and how it shaped my personal career

Vincent Kuo, Bit Bang course alumni, startup founder

16:20-16:30

How studies in signal processing shaped my personal career

Kai Öistämö, CEO Vaisala

16:30-16:40

PoDoCo concept, Tohtoreita yrityksiin

Emeritus Professor Outi Krause

16:40-16:50

Miten Osaamiskeskusohjelma muutti Suomea

Dr. Pirjo Kutinlahti, Ministerial Adviser,  Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment

16:50-17:00

Henkilökohtaisempia muisteloita / personal notes

Professor Martti Häikiö

17:00-17:10

Henkilökohtaisempia muisteloita / personal notes

Professor Matti Kuusimäki

All times indicated above are Finnish local time (EET).  

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