News Tampere University of Technology, News Professor Saku Mäkinen invited to IEEE’s Editorial Board IEEE has invited Professor Saku Mäkinen (TUT, Industrial Management) to join the Editorial Board of IEEE Transactions on Engineering. He took up the appointment in March. Unmanned surface vessel showcased in Ratina harbour An autonomous surface vessel is showcased in Ratina harbour in Tampere today between 14.00 and 15.30. Researchers from TUT launch the vessel into open water and stream live video to the European Robotics Forum currently underway at Tampere Hall. Campus IoT network available for teaching and research purposes and for companies Digita has installed a LoRa base station on the roof of the Kampusareena building to build an Internet of Things (IoT) network that extends across the campus and the surrounding area. It offers students hands-on experience of IoT networks and opens up new business opportunities for the companies. Campus IoT network available for teaching and research purposes and for companies Digita has installed a LoRa base station on the roof of the Kampusareena building to build an Internet of Things (IoT) network that extends across the campus and the surrounding area. It offers students hands-on experience of IoT networks and opens up new business opportunities for the companies. Welcome to inaugural lectures to meet our new professors New professors who joined TUT in 2017 deliver their inaugural lectures on Wednesday, 21 March 2018. Inaugural lectures provide an introduction to the latest achievements, key research questions and future directions in the professors’ field. Welcome! Pasi Vakaslahti joins the Business and Industry Services Team Pasi Vakaslahti took up his new appointment as Business Liaison Manager and leader of the Business and Industry Services Team in early February. The team helps companies initiate collaboration with TUT and access the academic expertise and services that are available on campus. Open position: Doctoral Student (Plenoptic Image Representation, Modelling, and Compression) We are currently looking for a motivated and proactive MSc graduate to join our research team dealing with Plenoptic Image Representation, Modelling, and Compression. New ultrafast measurement technique shows how lasers start from chaos How do laser pulses emerge? A recent research paper co-authored by photonics researchers from TUT and published in Nature Photonics demonstrates how laser pulses emerge from noise as if out of nowhere and display complex collapse and oscillation dynamics before settling down to stable operation. Changes to top management of the Tampere3 renewal Minister of Finance Petteri Orpo has invited Anna-Kaisa Ikonen, Director of Tampere3 Renewal and Professor of Practice in the Faculty of Management at the University of Tampere, to take up a new appointment as State Secretary to the National Coalition Party. 9 Tenure Track positions open in Intelligent Machines Tampere University of Technology has a strong record of achievement in the fields of Intelligent Machines. We are now further strengthening these fields by opening 9 Tenure Track positions. TIMES semifinals at TUT: Tampere hosts most qualified Industrial Engineering and Management students ESTIEM Local group Tampere organized one of the eight semifinals together with LG Helsinki between the 5th and 9th of February. TUT and CERN tighten collaboration in AI and robotics research The goal of the collaboration is to improve the efficiency and safety of maintaining CERN’s particle accelerators through AI and robotics technology. The partners will especially develop methods for interpreting diverse sensor data and explore human-robot interaction. Students from Tampere win Vuosaari centre architectural competition In the Vuosaari centre architectural student competition organized by the city of Helsinki, the first prize (5000 €) was won by TUT architecture students Amélie Halbach, Riikka Laksela and Carlos Orbea. Ceramic materials can deform like metals and polymers Erkka J. Frankberg’s doctoral dissertation explores the plastic deformation of ceramics at room temperature. While ceramics are attractive for many applications due to their superior resistance to heat, corrosion and wear, their brittleness is limiting their more widespread utilization. Manufacturers gear up for the digital revolution Andrei Lobov took up an appointment as Associate Professor (tenure track) in the Laboratory of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Systems at Tampere University of Technology (TUT) in January 2018. His area of expertise is digital manufacturing. Science education from kindergarten to working life University Lecturer Riikka Lahtinen was appointed as the director of the LUMATE Centre in Tampere in early January. She has been trusted with an important position and is delighted to join the thriving centre. Tampere University of Technology introduces new minor in sales The new minor is the first university-level sales module in Finland. The goal is to educate professionals who go on to pursue careers in international trade in the technology-driven industries. Students can incorporate the new minor in their MSc studies from autumn 2018 onwards. Composite Hack 2018 Gala Seminar 14.2. Composite Hack is an event where industry and education collaborate with common tasks. The idea is that student teams visit companies and form solutions for tasks defined by the industry. What are all the potential uses of biocomposites? Fibres have a central role in determining the key characteristics of many everyday products. Tampere University of Technology (TUT) is coordinating the international FibreNet project that develops new tools and methods for controlling the properties of different products that contain bio-fibres. Battery-less implants enable continuous monitoring of physiological parameters Implantable passive LC-based sensors can enable the wireless measurement of physiological parameters in inaccessible locations of the human body through RF telemetry links. In his doctoral dissertation, Mohammad Behfar developed a wireless platform for continuous wireless ICP monitoring. Automatically distribute and access knowledge within networked embedded systems in factories In his doctoral dissertation, Francesc de Borja Ramis Ferrer presents a novel approach for automatically distributing and accessing knowledge within factory automation systems built by networked embedded systems. Transitional Board appointed for the new Tampere University On 18 December 2017, the Board of the TTY Foundation decided to appoint the current Board of Tampere University Foundation as the transitional Board of the new Tampere University. The Board of the University of Tampere made a similar decision on Tuesday, 30 January. Director of Tampere3 Renewal and Director of Project Development appointed The Tampere3 Project Director’s duties will be divided between two appointees, as the current position holder moves onto new challenges. The Strategic Steering Committee has appointed Anna-Kaisa Ikonen as the Director of Tampere3 Renewal and Ilkka Haukijärvi as the Director of Project Development. Applicant numbers to international MSc programmes up more than 40 per cent More than 600 applicants from 65 countries have sought admission to the international master’s programmes of Tampere University of Technology (TUT). The most popular choices among the applicants were Data Engineering and Machine Learning, and Software Engineering. Alternative approach to the many-body problem In his doctoral dissertation, Alexander Odriazola proposes a new methodology for exploring the so-called many-body problem that continues to puzzle physicists. It is defined as the study of the effects of interaction between bodies on the behavior of a many-body system.