Timo Ojala

Dr. Tech.

Professor of Computer Science

Awards, prizes and honours

Best Arts Paper Award in ACM Multimedia 2005 for paper Scheible J & Ojala T: MobiLenin - Combining a multi-track music video, personal mobile phones and a public display into multi-user interactive entertainment

Professional and community activities

  • Director, Center for Ubiquitous Computing, http://ubicomp.oulu.fi, 2017 – present
  • PI, Urban Computing and Cultures (UCC) research group, 2014 – present
  • PI, MediaTeam Oulu research group, http://www.mediateam.oulu.fi, 2006 – 2013

Selected publications

  • Harjula, Erkki; Gurtov, Andrei; Koskela, Timo; Ojala, Timo; Ylianttila, Mika (2016) Energy-aware load monitoring for improving battery life of mobile peer-to-peer nodes. - Sustainable Computing: informatics and systems 12, 43-54 . [Original]
  • Hosio, Simo; Kukka, Hannu; Goncalves, Jorge; Kostakos, Vassilis; Ojala, Timo (2016) Toward Meaningful Engagement with Pervasive Displays. - IEEE Pervasive Computing 15 (3), 24-31 . [Original]
  • Heikkinen, Tommi; Ojala, Timo (2015) Design and evolution of web-based screen management middleware for interactive multipurpose public displays. - Displays 39, 42-54
  • Perttunen, Mikko; Kostakos, Vassilis; Riekki, Jukka; Ojala, Timo (2015) Urban traffic analysis through multi-modal sensing. - Personal and ubiquitous computing 19 (3), 709-721 . [Original]
  • Alavesa, Paula; Ojala, Timo; Zanni, Daniele (2014) Props: 3D-game-like mediator for improvisational storytelling. - Entertainment Computing 5 (4), 381–390
  • Kukka, Hannu; Luusua, Anna; Ylipulli, Johanna; Suopajarvi, Tiina; Kostakos, Vassilis; Ojala, Timo (2014) From cyberpunk to calm urban computing: Exploring the role of technology in the future cityscape. - Technological Forecasting and Social Change 84, 29-42
  • Perttunen, Mikko; Kostakos, Vassilis; Riekki, Jukka; Ojala, Timo (2014) Spatio-temporal patterns link your digital identities. - Computers, environment and urban systems 47, 58-67
  • Ylipulli, Johanna; Suopajärvi, Tiina; Ojala, Timo; Kostakos, Vassilis; Kukka, Hannu (2014) Municipal WiFi and interactive displays: appropriation of new technologies in public urban spaces. - Technological Forecasting and Social Change 89, 145-160

Thesis supervisions

Dr. Tech. Erkki Harjula (2016)
  • Energy-efficient peer-to-peer networking for constrained-capacity mobile environments. University of Oulu, Faculty of ITEE, Finland.

Dr. Arch. (“with distinction”) Anna Luusua (2016)
  • Experiencing and evaluating digital augmentation of public urban places. University of Oulu, Faculty of Architecture, Finland.

Dr. Phil. Johanna Ylipulli (2015)
  • Smart futures meet northern realities: Anthropological perspectives on the design and adoption of urban computing. Univ. of Oulu, Fac. of Hum., Finland.

Dr. Tech. Simo Hosio (2014)
  • Leveraging social networking services on multipurpose public displays. University of Oulu, Dept. of CSE, Finland.

Dr. Tech. Marko Jurmu (2014)
  • Towards engaging multipurpose public displays: Design space and case studies. University of Oulu, Dept. of CSE, Finland.

Dr. Tech. Meirong Liu (2014)
  • Efficient super-peer-based coordinated service provision. University of Oulu, Dept. of CSE, Finland.

Dr. Tech. Tiia Ojanperä (nee Sutinen) (2013)
  • Cross-layer optimized video streaming in heterogeneous wireless networks. University of Oulu, Dept. of CSE, Finland.

Dr. Phil. Hannu Kukka (2012)
  • Case studies in human information behavior in smart urban spaces. University of Oulu, Dept. of CSE, Finland.

Dr. Arts Jürgen Scheible (2010)
  • Empowering mobile art practice: A recontextualization of mobile and ubiquitous computing. Aalto University, School of Art and Design, Finland.