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Aalto University's newly tenured professors reveal the secrets of quantum computers and shortlisted investments, among other things.
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Aalto University President Ilkka Niemelä, Professors Elias Rantapuska, Simo Särkkä, Mikko Möttönen and Mika Järvinen and Provost Kristiina Mäkelä. Photo: Mikko Raskinen / Aalto University

As part of the university's tenure track career system, the newly appointed tenured professors delivered their installation lectures on their own research 30 October 2019. The videos of the lectures are available on Aalto University's YouTube channel. 

Elias Rantapuska: Markets fluctuate, and so do investors

This Professor of Finance knows that investing one’s own money is not just a rational process. Welcome to learn more at Installation Talks 30 October!

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Elias Rantapuska

Mika Järvinen turns slag and carbon dioxide into profitable business

Professor of Energy Technology believes that science should come up with solutions to major environmental problems

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Professori Mika Järvinen

Simo Särkkä: Sensor data guides robots and helps with care of premature infants

This Professor of Sensor Informatics uses models to turn noisy data into a clear overall picture. Welcome to hear more at the Installation Talks event on 30 October!

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Professor SImo Särkkä
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