School of Science: governance

Doctoral Programme Committee

Aalto University Undergraduate Center

Each school will implement their doctoral education in the form of doctoral programmes, which will include all doctoral students of the Aalto University Schools of Technology. The Dean of the School appoints a Head who is in charge of the programme’s function and of the enhancement and coordination of doctoral education together with the Doctoral Programme Committee. The Academic Committee for Science will appoint a Doctoral Programme Committee to support the Head.

Doctoral Programme Committee 1.1.2020–31.12.2022

Secretary: Study Coordinator Päivi Koivunen, [email protected]

Member

Department

Professor Adam Foster, Chair

Department of Applied Physics

Professor Jussi Rintanen

Department of Computer Science

Professor Alexander Engström

Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis

Professor Iiro Jääskeläinen

Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering

Professor Jan Holmström, Vice Chair

Department of Industrial Engineering and Management

Doctoral candidate Antti Moilanen

Represents doctoral candidates at all departments, term of the doctoral candidate member is one calendar year

Deputy member

Department

Professor Tapio Takala

Department of Computer Science

Professor Mathias Groth

Department of Applied Physics

Professor Paul Lillrank

Department of Industrial Engineering and Management

Professor Camilla Hollanti

Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis

Professor Matias Palva

Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering

Doctoral candidate Chethana Dharmawardane

Represents doctoral candidates at all departments, term of the doctoral candidate member is one calendar year

The duties of the Doctoral Programme Committee are (from 1.8.2018)

  • to prepare the selection of the Doctoral Programme applicants for the Dean’s decision;

  • to approve the topic and language of the thesis, the language of degree and the full-time/part-time status of the student;

  • to approve the study plans of the Doctoral Programme applicants;

  • to appoint the preliminary examiners and opponent(s) for doctoral dissertations and decide on the permission for public defense; to grade dissertation;

  • to appoint the examiners for licentiate thesis; to grade licentiate thesis; and

  • to discuss or decide other matters appointed by the Dean or stated in the degree regulations.

The Chair of the Doctoral Programme Committee

  • appoints a new supervising professor or thesis advisor, if the supervising professor or thesis advisor changes after the start of the doctoral studies, but before the pre-examination begins;

  • decides on the language of degree, the topic, and language of the licentiate or doctoral thesis, if they change after the start of the doctoral studies, but before the pre-examination begins;

  • confirms the study plans of doctoral students; however, if the decision on an individual study plan requires wider discussion, the Chair can take the matter to the Doctoral Programme Committee for decision;

  • decides on the time and language of the public examination of the doctoral dissertation and appoints the custos, if they change;

  • confirms the full-time / part-time status of the doctoral student, if it changes after the start of the doctoral studies.

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