Professor Dr. Martti Mäntylä is presently Professor of Information Technology with dual appointment to the Department of Computer Science in the School of Science and the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the School of Engineering. His focus area is Enterprise Systems, especially the Industrial Internet and more widely the digitalization of industry in general.
Mäntylä obtained his Dr.Sc. in computer science from the Helsinki University of Technology in 1983. In 1987, he was appointed full professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Helsinki University of Technology (now Aalto University). From 1999 to 2008, he was the founding Director of the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT), a joint research centre of Helsinki University of Technology and University of Helsinki. From 2009 until end of 2013 he was the Chief Strategy Officer of EIT ICT Labs, the Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) in information society of the European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT).
Mäntylä was a post-doctoral visitor in Stanford University in 1983-84, a visiting scientist at IBM Research Division in 1989 and a visiting professor at Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics in 1996-97. His other research interests include product models for computer-aided design and manufacturing and user-centric and data intensive methods for digital service innovation and design, especially large-scale field experiments.