Author Archives: Outi Sievi-Korte

Person of the Day: Assistant professor Outi Sievi-Korte

Outi Sievi-Korte joined the laboratory of Pervasive computing in January 2009 (well, then it was called the Department of Software Engineering) to work with prof. Kai Koskimies in the Academy of Finland funded project “Darwin”. While the evolutionary project producing … Continue reading

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The Move

For the past 4 months visitors of TIE lab have seen chairs piled high on the sides of corridors, random cabinets everywhere, tables here and there and seemingly random piles of books, old theses and even empty tequila bottles on … Continue reading

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INFORTE workshop on Artificial Cognition

Our department hosted the INFORTE workshop on Artificial Cognition on 1.-2.12.2016. The workshop’s main organizer was our professor emeritus Kai Koskimies, who became interested in bio-inspired computing related topics during his last years in active work. The two-day workshop was … Continue reading

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Algorithms, Software design and Project planning, all wrapped into one PhD thesis

Friday 2.12.2016 was the day for MSc Sriharsha “Harsha” Vathsavayi’s thesis defence. The title of the thesis was “Applying Genetic Algorithms for Software Design and Project Planning”. In practice, Harsha had used said algorithms to automate software design by automatically … Continue reading

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Rehearsal defence

The day of one’s thesis defense is a pivotal point in every Ph.D.’s career. It is a day one waits anxiously for  – both as it finally seals the deal on many years of gruesome labor and also because it … Continue reading

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Liikuttava kampus -Towards physically active workhabits

The Pop Up –project ( ) explores, designs and measures new work habits and spaces to increase sedentary workers’ productivity and well-being. It concentrates on the development of the everyday work in our own campus as well as in a … Continue reading

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Research visit to London

University College London (UCL) hosts the world-leading research group, CREST (Center for Evolution, Search and Testing), in Search-Based Software Engineering.  Our department has had a few researchers working in this field for the past years (third PhD thesis is currently … Continue reading

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Research visit to Limerick

Lero, the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre is situated on the premises of University of Limerick, in County Limerick, south-western Ireland. The research centre is home to Software Process Quality research group, lead by Dr. Ita Richardson, who have years … Continue reading

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IECON 2014 conference in Dallas, USA

IECON 2014, the flagship conference of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES) was held in Sheraton Hotel in Dallas, Texas, USA from October 29 to November 1, 2014. I was presenting there a paper titled “Automatic Crash Detection for Motor Cycles”. … Continue reading

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Defense rush in October

The department had two dissertation defenses in October, first on the 10th Hadaytullah defended his thesis on “Applying Genetic Architectural Synthesis in Software Development and Run-time Maintenance”, and on the 17th Juha-Matti Vanhatupa defended his thesis titled “Tool Support for … Continue reading

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