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Professor Raimo P. Hämäläinen has modelled solutions to numerous societal challenges over his career

Raimo P. Hämäläinen, who has had 35 year career, retired.
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During his career, Raimo P. Hämäläinen, who has had an incredible long career at the Helsinki University of Technology and Aalto University, has extensively studied game theory, operations research and control theory as well as systems and decision-making models.

From these studies, he has generated solutions to decision-making and optimisation problems ranging from water course regulation and nuclear accident preparedness of the spread of AIDS and the dynamic pricing of electricity.   According to professor Hämäläinen, the systems analysis degree programme is very popular, as models and modelling are needed everywhere.  Examples of new application areas include intelligent living environments, such as homes, cities, traffic, health and energy production; social medial, feelings as well as the measurement of oneself and its modelling.

Aalto University Vice President Tuija Pulkkinen praised Raimo Hämäläinen's international career and the importance of his field as part of Aalto University. According to Tuija Pulkkinen, Professor Hämäläinen's research has extended to all the core areas of Aalto's research. Professor Hämäläinen's work has also been significant with regard to social impact, as his research topics are linked extensively to society.

Governor of the Bank of Finland Erkki Liikanen and Director General Lea Kauppi from the Finnish Environment Institute gave the speeches in Professor Hämäläinen’s retirement event on 1 September 2016. The videos of the presentations of the event can be downloaded from the following site: http://sal.aalto.fi/en/personnel/raimo.hamalainen/

Photos: Suvi-Tuuli Helin

 

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