New officers elected for 2017-2018

IEEE Finland CSS/RAS/SMCS Joint Chapter held the officer election meeting at Aalto University, TUAS building, room 1021-1022 on Friday 25.11.2016 at 14:15-16:00. New officers have been elected for the term 2017-2018.

The new officers are:

  • Chair: Simo Särkkä
  • Vice chair: Pasi Hurri
  • Treasurer: Peter Jakubik
  • Secretory: Roel Pieters

Future of Robotics in Finland Seminar 2016

The 4nd Future of Robotics in Finland Seminar was successfully held on Friday 25.11.2016 at Aalto University, Espoo, Finland, organized by the IEEE Finland Joint Chapter of the Control System Society, Robotics and Automation Society and Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society. This year the main theme was on Big Data in Robotics and Automation, which attracted near 100 participants from 38 organizations, including 24 companies and key players such as TEKES, Confederation of Finnish Industries, VTT, ABB, Nokia, Metso, etc..
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The morning session is organized by keynote talks and pitch talks. Prof. Quan Zhou started the seminar at 9:00 and introduced the IEEE, the chapter and standing officers, followed by four keynote talks by IEEE RAS distinguished lecturer Prof. Michael Beetz from University of Bremen, Dr. Johan Pensar from Valmet Automation, Dr. Emil Ackerman from Quva Oy, and Dr. Heikki Huttunen from Tampere University of Technology on topics such as openEASE, big data in Finnish industry, and the consequences of machine learning on robotics. There is a coffee break and a lunch break during the keynote talks, which are organized together with the industry demonstration and poster sessions. The seminar is then followed by 6 pitch talks, four from industry and two from academia.
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The seminar ended with a panel discussion, featuring panelist Prof. Michael Beetz, Dr. Emil Ackerman, Dr. Heikki Huttunen, and Dr. Juha Orivuori, and moderator Prof. Ville Kyrki, on various aspects of the impact of big data on robotics and automation.
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The standing officers of IEEE Finland Joint Chapter of the Control System Society, Robotics and Automation Society and Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society organizing the event are Quan Zhou, chair, Ville Kyrki, vice chair, Juha Orivuori, treasurer and Peter Jakubik, secretory. Quan Zhou was responsible of the organization of the seminar in general, assisted by other officers.

Reported by Quan Zhou, Email: quan.zhou@aalto.fi
Chair of IEEE Finland Joint Chapter of the Control System Society, Robotics and Automation Society and Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society

Excursion to ABB marine laboratory 06.09.2016 14:00-16:00

IEEE Finland Joint Chapter of CSS, RAS and SMCS is organizing an Excursion to ABB marine laboratory (see also video introduction). The time of the excursion is Tuesday 06.09.2016 14:00-16:00, the location is Vuosaari harbor, Merenkulkijankatu 1, Helsinki.  The number of attendees is limited to 30. The attendance is free, but members of IEEE CSS/RAS/SMCS has priority. The attendees are expected to cover the travel expenses, however. Please save the date. The registration and exact organization of the visit will be announced later.

 

Treasurer and Secretory appointed

We have appointed two volunteers for the chapter officer positions of treasurer and secretory following the instruction of IEEE Finland Section:

  • Treasurer: Dr. Juha Orivuori of ABB Finland.
  • Secretory: Dr. Peter Jakubik of Aalto University.

The terms of both officers are 16.11.2015 – 31.12.2016.

With the help of Juha and Peter, we will continue our activities on extending the influences of IEEE and enhancing the interaction between academia and industry.

 

New officers are elected for 2015-2016

IEEE Finland CSS/RAS/SMCS Joint Chapter held the officer election meeting at Aalto University, TUAS building, Room 1593, on 28.01.2015 at 16:15-17:45. New officers have been elected for the term 2015-2016.

The new officers are:

  • Chair: Quan Zhou, Aalto University
  • Vice-chair: Ville Kyrki, Aalto University
  • Treasurer/Secretary: Lasse Eriksson

IEEE Finland CSS/RAS/SMCS Joint Chapter established

IEEE Finland CSS/RAS/SMCS Joint Chapter has been established on 25.10.12. Members of IEEE Control System Society, Robotics and Automation Society and Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society have a constructive meeting in Aalto University TUAS buliding during 14:00-15:10. The meeting discussed the mission, objectives and activities of the joint chapter and presented the chapter officers’ duties. The candidates for the four chapter officers – chair, vice chair, secretary and treasurer have been presented and elected by the meeting attendees: Ville Kyrki for the chair, Lasse Eriksson for the vice-chair, Quan Zhou for the secretary and Tapio Pahikkala for the treasurer.