Hannu Hyyppä
Department of Built Environment

Hannu Hyyppä

Research Director

Contact information

Postal address
Otakaari 4, 02150 Espoo
Full researcher profile


Artistic and research interests

Hannu Hyyppä is Professor (Professor of Practice) of Measuring and Modelling for the Built Environment at Aalto University and the head of Research Institute of Measuring and Modelling for the Built Environment. His research group consists of engineers of different backgrounds (civil, survey, electronic, IT), designers, culture producers, geographers and 3D artists.

The Centre of Excellence in Laser Scanning Research (2014-2019) brought insight into topics of personal laser scanning and drones. The Academy of Finland’s Strategic Research Funding Pointcloud project (2015-2021) focuses on the utilization of point clouds for 3D modelling and commercial potential in mapping forests, cities and routes, such as roads, power lines.and rivers.

Prof. Hyyppä is one of the most cited researcher in the field of laser scanning for built environment and probably the most cited Finnish civil engineering researcher with more than 500 publications, H- index Google Scholar – 40 (cited 5452),  H-index Web of Science – 23 (cited 1535).


Research expertise

Laser scanning, 3D, geoinformatics, virtuality, civil engineering and cultural applications.



Areas of expertise

EUE Knowledge management 4D Regional Information Modeling Infrastructure Information Modeling Laser scanning Data Human research Construction Mobile mapping Virtual reality


Department of Built Environment, MeMo, Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation

Calculation of Mesopic Luminance Using per Pixel S/P Ratios Measured with Digital Imaging

Publishing year: 2019 LEUKOS
MeMo, Department of Built Environment

The potential of dual-wavelength terrestrial lidar in early detection of Ips typographus (L.) infestation – Leaf water content as a proxy

Publishing year: 2019 Remote Sensing of Environment
Department of Built Environment, MeMo

Automated multi-sensor 3D reconstruction for the web

Publishing year: 2019 ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information
MeMo, Department of Built Environment

Point Clouds as the Future Topographic Core Data

Publishing year: 2019 GIM International
MeMo, Department of Built Environment, Advanced Manufacturing and Materials, Department of Mechanical Engineering

The feasibility of using a low-cost depth camera for 3D scanning in mass customization

Publishing year: 2019 Open Engineering
Geoinformatics, Department of Built Environment, MeMo

Mobile mapping of night-time road environment lighting conditions

Publishing year: 2018 Photogrammetric Journal of Finland
MeMo, Department of Built Environment, Geoinformatics, Real Estate Economics

Browser Based 3D for the Built Environment

Publishing year: 2018 Nordic Journal of Surveying and Real Estate Research
MeMo, Department of Built Environment, Geoinformatics

Virtuaaliseikkailu teatterin maailmaan – 3D-teknologia tukemassa teatterin yleisötyötä

Publishing year: 2018 Virtuaaliseikkailu teatterin maailmaan – Katsauksia kulttuurialan digitalisaatioon
MeMo, Department of Built Environment

Teknologiset innovaatiot kylien kehittämisessä

Publishing year: 2018 AMK-lehti / UAS Journal
MeMo, Department of Built Environment

SLAM Based indoor mapping comparison : Mobile or terrestrial ?

Publishing year: 2018 Proceedings of 5th IEEE Conference on Ubiquitous Positioning, Indoor Navigation and Location-Based Services, UPINLBS 2018