Research at CSE assessed outstanding or excellent

The University of Oulu has published the results of its international evaluation of research, named Research Assessment Exercise. Research groups of CSE department performed extremely well.

Center for Machine Vision Research (CMV) led by Professor Matti Pietikäinen got the highest grade 6 - outstanding.

An equivalent maximum grade was given also to Biosignal Processing Team of Professor Tapio Seppänen as a part of Cardiovascular Research Community, headed by Prof. Heikki Huikuri at the Faculty of Medicine.

Both entities represent world-class research (vici) at the University of Oulu.

Outstanding grade (5 ½) was likewise received by Community Imaging Group of Professor Vassilis Kostakos as a part of GlobalHealth Community, headed by Prof. Jouni Jaakkola at the Faculty of Medicine. This community wanted to be evaluated as a new innovative opening (veni).

UBIquitous Interactions, led by Professor Timo Ojala, received the second best grade 5 – excellent in the category of “on the threshold of international recognition” (vidi).

Interactive Spaces, led by Professor Jukka Riekki, got the similar grade 5 – excellent as a part of Institutions and Practices of New Literacies (Inspires) led by Prof. Maija-Leena Huotari at the Faculty of Humanities. This is a new innovative opening (veni).

Biomimetics and Intelligent Systems, led by Professor Juha Röning, scored 4 ½ (very good – excellent) as a new innovative opening (veni).

The aim of RAE was to stimulate the use of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research approaches to build larger, innovative and internationally significant researcher-driven functional entities.

Research communities could freely formulate and choose their evaluation category from the triplet of veni-vidi-vici. A group of panelists set for each three core fields (Health and Biosciences; Human Sciences; Technology and Natural Sciences) evaluated each community according to its publication data, funding and research plan.

The full RAE 2014 report 

Last updated: 3.2.2014