Meet the Top Scientist Simo Hosio: A pioneer in crowd computing

The Top Scientist joining us for an interview on Tuesday 14 May 2024 is Associate Professor Simo Hosio, head of the Crowd Computing Research Group at the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering. Hosio was granted the 2023 Research Council of Finland Award, in recognition of significant scientific and societal impact. His work focuses on harnessing crowdsourcing to tackle societal challenges related to health. The technology developed by Hosio and his team has been widely applied in research on mental health among young people, back pain, sleep quality and Parkinson’s disease, among others.
Simo Hosio in front of the University of Oulu entrance.

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Tellus Stage, Linnanmaa campus & Zoom



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Hosio earned his doctoral degree in 2014, becoming the first Finnish scholar to graduate under the Ph.D. scholarship program of Microsoft Research Cambridge. He was appointed as an Associate Professor in the GenZ strategic profiling theme of the University of Oulu in 2020 and as mentioned above, he now serves as the head of the Crowd Computing Research Group. He has received, among others, the Research Council of Finland’s Postdoctoral Researcher and Academy Research Fellowship funding. Currently, Hosio is a Visiting Researcher at the University of Tokyo.

What made Hosio start a career as a researcher and what inspires him to keep going? What does he find most rewarding and most challenging? And what is his newest initiative, Edge Academia, and why has he started it?

Everyone is invited to come hear more about this award-winning researchers’ career and research. The interview will be held at the Tellus Stage on Linnanmaa campus on Tuesday 14 May 2024 from 12 to 1 pm. Coffee and cake will be served. Please register for the event as spaces are limited. This Meet the Top Scientist event is hosted by Infotech Oulu.

If you can't make it to campus, you can also listen to the interview via Zoom. If you only plan to attend via Zoom, you don't have to register.

Meet the Top Scientist is a bi-annual event hosted by the Centres for Multidisciplinary Research of the University of Oulu where one of our top researchers is interviewed about their career, research and the secrets behind their success. The aim is to encourage knowledge-sharing and networking amongst our researchers from different fields.

Last updated: 19.3.2024