News Tampere University of Technology, News Magnifying time reveals the details of ultrafast physics The measurement of light pulses that last only a millionth of a millionth of a second requires new approaches from researchers. In his doctoral dissertation, Mikko Närhi explores new tools for capturing ultrafast pulses with unrivalled precision. Achieve more embedded computing power with less energy Present-day consumer mobile devices bring the equivalent of supercomputing power from two decades ago into hand-held devices, redefining the meaning of “embedded computing”. NAAR symposium 2018: Built environment and architecture as a resource The Nordic Association of Architectural Research (NAF/NAAR) Symposium on May 31st to June 1st 2018, in Seinäjoki, Finland. Filtration of nanoparticles from traffic should become a key criterion of building ventilation A good air filter can prevent health-endangering nanoparticle emissions from entering the indoor air of buildings. TUT opens new robotics laboratory for students The new laboratory offers students a hands-on environment for testing collaborative robots as well as sensor and control systems. An opening ceremony that marks the launch of the laboratory and the new major in robotics takes place on Wednesday, 22 November. Welcome! News arrivals, jumps and variance in stock markets The doctoral dissertation of Ye Yue explores the impact of news arrivals on the abrupt large changes (Jumps) and the fluctuation (Variance) in stock prices in Nordic and U.S. markets. Enhanced algorithms for demanding positioning tasks The doctoral dissertation of Henri Nurminen explores statistical computational algorithms that improve the accuracy of various positioning systems. Hack the future of automotive interior: BHTC hackathon 2017 With a view on 2025 and beyond the mobility trends of the future will change people’s needs and generate new opportunities. SMACC will host a hackathon together with BHTC November 27.-29. Search begins for President for the new Tampere University Tampere University Foundation seeks visionary and change-oriented President for the new Tampere University. Interface: Energy harvesting brings power to out-of-the-way places The autumn issue of the English-language Interface magazine published online by Tampere University of Technology explores the potential of energy harvesting technologies and introduces new and familiar faces on campus. Who has an eponymous asteroid? Who is the Lecturer of the Year? TUT and Wärtsilä to cooperate in unique Engine Research Initiative The technology group Wärtsilä has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with four leading Finnish universities to collaborate on developing world-class research into sustainable future applications for internal combustion engines. Nucleoid contributes to the immortality of bacteria cell lineages In his doctoral dissertation, MSc Ramakanth Neeli-Venkata provides new insights into the mechanistic role of the nucleoid in the contribution of immortality to the bacteria and further its role as an organizer of the internal cellular structure of bacteria. Business Village fosters the joy of learning The Business Village becomes a hive of activity when sixth-graders perform job duties, pay taxes, vote and run errands. The miniature city is a role-play exercise that allows sixth- and ninth-graders to experience first-hand the civic, economic and political functions of adult society. Health@Tampere3 seminar on 10 November: Digitalization in health and health care systems The fifth Health@Tampere3 seminar is dedicated to digitalization in health and health care systems. The Guild of Civil Engineering at TUT celebrates 50th anniversary The year 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the association of civil engineering students at TUT. The association has celebrated this milestone with a series of events and activities throughout the year, culminating with a gala and the publication of an anniversary book on 28 October. Open position: Research Assistant (MSc thesis/Surface energy patterning for printed electronics) The Printable Electronics Group in Laboratory of Electronics and Communcations Engineering is looking for a Research Assistant to work on fabrication of high-density pattern using surface energy modification and self-assembly (wetting/de-wetting) of conductive inks. Pioneers of the Mobility-as-a-Service approach meet in Tampere on 28-29 Nov TUT, Aalto University, the Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Finnish Transport Agency and ITS Finland are hosting the world’s first International Conference on Mobility as a Service (ICoMaaS) on 28-29 November. Join us there! TUT Industry Ambassadors visit SMEs Tampere University of Technology (TUT) maintains active contacts with SMEs to map out their needs and introduce them to the diverse opportunities for collaboration with the University. Researchers from TUT develop game-changing solar technology Perovskite solar cells, or PSCs, are currently the most promising solar energy technology. The new collaborative ASPIRE project aims to overcome stability and sustainability issues, which remain major obstacles to the large-scale commercialization of PSCs. New insights into surface functionalities: Surface Engineering Days in Tampere from 31 Oct to 2 Nov Diverse surface functionalities can be achieved through thermal spray coatings. With innovations bubbling up all the time, it has been estimated that less than 50 per cent of their potential applications are currently known. Surface Engineering Days highlights the latest research in the field. Professor Goëry Genty elected as OSA Fellow Professor Goëry Genty of Tampere University of Technology (TUT) has been recently elected as OSA Fellow by the Optical Society of America (OSA). OSA Fellow is a prestigious designation that denotes distinguished scientific accomplishment. Education export at its best: LUMA Centre opens in China The collaboration between Finnish universities and China is branching out into science education. Modelled on the LUMA Centre Finland network, the LUMA Centre China will open at Beijing Normal University (BNU). TUT continues to climb the NTU Ranking Tampere University of Technology (TUT) has risen steadily through the National Taiwan University Ranking to claim 172nd place worldwide for Electrical Engineering. TUT has moved up 28 spots from 2016 and 57 spots from 2015. TUT receives one million euros of research funding The Technology Industries of Finland Centennial Foundation and the Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation have decided to award 3.3 million euros to support six ambitious research projects that address global grand challenges. Tampere University of Technology will receive one million euros of this sum. Team from Tampere obtained first place in Computing in Cardiology Challenge 2017 The proposed method in the paper entitled “Detection of Atrial Fibrillation in ECG Hand-held Devices using a Random Forest Classifier” ranked first in this challenge.