Digitalisation on display at TST research afternoonStaff members of TUT’s faculty of Computing and Electrical Engineering (TST) seized the opportunity to attend the faculty’s research afternoon and find out more about the research conducted there. Nearly 150 staff members attended the event.
The TST faculty is comprised of four Laboratories: Electronics and Communications Engineering, Signal Processing, Electrical Energy Engineering, and Pervasive Computing. The Laboratories presented their research to a huge audience in the Tietotalo building. After the presentations, attendants could view more detailed poster displays presenting the research of almost all of the 40 research groups working at the faculty. During the event, attendants also enjoyed good food and good conversation with colleagues old and new.
“Our faculty is in the heart of digitalisation. TST researches the technologies that make digitalisation a part of our everyday lives. Our research concerns a number of fields – wireless data transfer, signal processing, energy- and eco-efficiency, computing and software engineering, future electronics, and embedded systems as well as cross-disciplinary subjects such as information security, user experience, and gamification,” Dean of the faculty Mika Grundström lists.
The faculty’s research cooperation related to smart machinery and robotics is especially timely.
Grundström, who has held the position of Dean since the beginning of this year, also wants to keep an ear out for the weak signals in the research field. According to Grundström, it is important that the staff is aware of what the faculty’s research groups are doing. As the event was open to all of TST staff, it also contributed to the ongoing strategic process to sharpen the faculty’s profile.
“We have a good communal spirit, and it was certainly on display at this event. We want to engage in open discussion within the faculty as well as on a university level.”