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Computers will soon see and interpret images like humans

Expert in computer vision and machine learning, Professor Jiri Matas began his four-year FidiPro professorship at TUT’s Department of Signal Processing in January. His project focuses on the development of mobile technology that enables better and more diversified utilization of vast image data masses.

Big Data poses challenges to software developers

In a FiDiPro project by the TUT Department of Pervasive Computing, effective measures are developed for designing embedded systems that process vast data masses.

“What poses our biggest problems are the complex systems that need to react dynamically to the changing data and operational requirements," says FiDiPro-Professor Shuvra S. Bhattacharyya.

Better laser treatment for cancer and skin disease patients

The three-year project of TUT’s Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) and the French FiDiPro professor Serge Mordon combines laser technology and its medical applications.

Towards all-optical circuit technology

Optics and photonics are included in TUT’s leading edge fields, and research in these fields is now enhanced by FiDiPro Professor Gaetano Assanto. He is one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of nonlinear beams of light in liquid crystals.

Tenure track promotes organizational commitment

“My tenure track appointment gave me the freedom to pursue a long-term research agenda. The system increases motivation and engagement among faculty members and increases organizational commitment,” Professor Esa Räsänen says.

Research to change the world

Miikka Dal Maso describes himself as a scientist who wants his work to make a positive contribution to society. After studying atmospheric aerosols in the crisp air of northern forests, Dal Maso is now tracking them in smog-plagued Beijing.

The invisible world of atoms hides surprising secrets

Associate Professor Minnamari Vippola specializes in materials characterization that provides insight into the structure and composition of materials at the scale of one millionth of a millimetre.

Optics reshapes the world

“Most of the latest breakthroughs in science wouldn’t have been possible without optics. Albeit nearly invisible, optical systems are ubiquitous in modern society,” says Professor Martti Kauranen.

Jaakko Astola: "Scientific thinking cannot be learned from books"

"Researchers are like apprentices who blossom to their full potential under the supervision of a master," compares Professor Jaakko Astola.

Jaakko Astola was invited to join Academia Europaea in 2012. The independent scientific association was established in 1988 to promote education and research.

Research sheds light on disease mechanisms

Proteins found in cell membranes may prove to be valuable allies in the fight against cancer, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Professor Ilpo Vattulainen vows to put in his best efforts to meet the challenge.

Future technology mimics the human brain

Marja-Leena Linne has pioneered research in computational neuroscience and neuroinformatics in Finland. The two fields have the potential to provide a platform for future information systems and contribute to our understanding of neurological and psychological disorders.

Revolutionary discovery in solar power research

TUT is at the forefront of developing the electrical properties of solar photovoltaic power systems and solutions for integrating solar power into the grid. Professor Teuvo Suntio’s discovery concerning photovoltaic inverters reshaped the landscape of solar research.

Transforming the Finnish software-intensive industry

The recently launched Need for Speed (N4S) research programme aims high: to transform the Finnish software-intensive industry by enabling it to play by the rules of the web era. With its long track record of technological and software development expertise, TUT’s role is to quickly introduce new features to users.


Updated by: Mika Puonti, 22.04.2016 16:42.
Content owner: Laukkanen Tuuli
Keywords: science and research