Category Archives: PhD thesis

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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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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From Montréal to TC133

Busy weeks for Jussi Parvainen. Last week was spent in Montréal to present a paper Robust Misalignment Handling in Pedestrian Dead Reckoning by Jayaprasad Bojja, Jussi Parviainen, Jussi Collin, Riku Hellevaara, Jani Käppi, Kimmo Alanen and Jarmo Takala at 2016 … Continue reading

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Niko Goes Beyond Apps

MSc Niko Mäkitalo’s doctoral dissertation On Programmable Interactions took place on a sunny Wednesday 15.6. The opponent was Professor Jukka Manner from Aalto University. The leading concept in Niko’s research was programmable interactions. Also, physical proximity and social aspects have played important roles in … Continue reading

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MA Tanja Walsh defended her doctoral thesis “Online Surveys in Collecting Cross-Cultural Qualitative User Experience Feedback”

On Friday, 15 April 2016 in Tampere University of Technology Tanja Walsh successfully defended her doctoral thesis “Online Surveys in Collecting Cross-Cultural Qualitative User Experience Feedback”. Prof. Gilbert Cockton (Northumbria University, UK) acted as the opponent. The Custos was Prof. Kaisa Väänänen from … Continue reading

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Need4Speed Doctoral Symposium in Aulanko

Need for Speed programme arranged its second annual doctoral symposium and four grad students from the pervasive computing participated in the event. This year, the symposium was held in Aulanko, Hämeenlinna from 9th to 10th of March. As the whole … Continue reading

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Water simulation thesis behind flooding your virtual city

While water is often seen in computer games it is often sparsely interacted with. On Friday Timo Kellomäki defended his theses Large-Scale Water Simulation in Games that tackles the immense computational cost of simulating water behaviour from a games perspective. … Continue reading

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Month of Pervasive Ladies

During the past month or so the department saw a nice line of doctoral defences from three great ladies. Loppuvuoden väitökset @PervasiveTUT #girlpower #ladiesrock #jännää #tohtorinhattu pic.twitter.com/80isDuZAqM — Essi Isohanni (@essiisohanni) September 28, 2015 Aino Ahtinen started our moth of women … Continue reading

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Software Engineering Summer School in Bolzano Free University

Last week I attended to software engineering summer school held in Bolzano, Italy. There were about 40 people from many different countries, e.g. from Brazil and Austria. The topics of the summer school covered various themes from software engineering research … Continue reading

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