Category Archives: research

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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A Maximum Lovable Dissertation?

After the summer holidays, it was again time for another defense of a doctoral thesis in our lab. So today, on the 18th of August, it was MSc (Tech) Laura Hokkanen who was on the hot seat for a good … Continue reading

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When Crypto meets the Real World: Summer School in Real-World Crypto and Privacy

As member of the security group working on crypto, we had the opportunity to travel to Sibenik in Croatia for vacations to the summer school in real-world cryptography and privacy. The summer school was packed with beer, cherries, lectures and talks … Continue reading

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Conference trip to XP2017 in Cologne

Last week me and Anna-Liisa had a great opportunity travel to Cologne for the XP2017 ( conference. Not only was it nice to enjoy the first rays of real summer sunshine in central Europe, but the conference itself was a … Continue reading

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Väitös jaettujen digitaalisten mediasisältöjen kautta tapahtuvasta vuorovaikutuksesta

Pitkään Tietotekniikan laitoksen IHTE-ryhmässä vaikuttaneen Jarno Ojalan väitöskirja ”Studies of Content-Mediated Interaction: Insights into Activities, Motivations and User Experience Design” tarkistettiin julkisesti Tampereen teknillisessä yliopistossa perjantaina 7.4.2017. Väitöskirjassaan Ojala keskittyi jaettujen digitaalisten mediasisältöjen kautta tapahtuvaan vuorovaikutukseen ja siihen liittyvään käyttäjäkokemukseen … Continue reading

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Vanishing Point: Marko Leppänen’s doctoral defence 27.2.

On Friday 27.2. Marko Leppänen defended his work titled “Vanishing Point: Where Infrastructures, Architectures, and Processes of Software Engineering Meet”. For the last time at Pervasive Computing, professor Tommi Mikkonen acted as custos. Marko’s opponent was professor Heikki Saikkonen from Aalto University. Infran, softa-arkkitehtuurin … 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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Profes’16: a Norwegian Take on Product Focused Software Process Improvement

At the end of November, our researchers focusing on modern software systems development and engineering headed to lovely Trondheim to attend the 17th international conference on product-focused software process improvement, or PROFES. While our flight there did not go according to … Continue reading

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Conference Tour of the Navigation (Sensor) Group

This is a three-in-one report about the conference trips of the Navigation (Sensor) Group in the Department of Pervasive Computing. Our visiting researcher Jan Rácko made a great study on pedestrian navigation with smartphones and we published together a paper Pedestrian Dead Reckoning … 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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