I4FUTURE Intensive course 2019: Methods for Image and Spectral Data Analysis and Interpretation

Time: 13.-17.5.2019
Place: Linnanmaa Campus, Lecture hall L2

Target group: The course is open for all doctoral candidates and master's degree students, especially in the fields of Natural Sciences, Engineering, Technology, Biosciences and Medical Physics. The contents of the course is relevant for national and international researchers from different fields, who can follow the lectures.

Contents: Special focus is addressed to combining output from different data analyzing and characterization methods, special examples of used data analyzing methods in applications in various fields. The international and national expert lecturers will give the keynote presentations.

Credits: 3 cr

Course description

The students will learn how to take full advantage of the computational methods available to process, enhance and analyse the imaging and characterisation data they have. Use of computer vision and computer learning algorithms for image processing and analysis. First principles calculations as a tool for interpreting characterisation data. Principal component analysis for spectroscopic and multimodal data.

The course consists of lectures, discussions, tutorials and reflective learning diary.


Register the course latest on Monday May 6, 2019.


Monday May 13, 2019

Chair: Prof. Juha Vaara, University of Oulu

09:00-09:30  Welcome and introduction. Prof. Marko Huttula, I4FUTURE & Nanomo, University of Oulu, Finland

09:30-10:30  Quantum modelling of molecules and materials. Prof. Tapio Rantala, Tampere University, Finland

10:30-11:00. Coffee (complimentary)

11:00-12:00  Quantum modelling of molecules and materials (continues)

11:30-12:00  Lunch

12:30-13:30..Science and ethics. Prof. Riitta Keiski, University of Oulu, Finland

13:30-15:30  Modeling of X-ray spectroscopies: X-ry spectroscopy from an electronic state perspective & X-ry spectroscopy from an orbital perspective. Prof. Michael Odelius, Stockholm University, Sweden

15:30-16:00  Coffee (complimentary)

16:00-17:00  Modeling of NMR spectroscopy:

  • Modelling of NMR parameters. University researcher Perttu Lantto, University of Oulu, Finland
  • Modelling of NMR relaxation. Post-doctoral reseacher Pär Håkansson, University of Oulu 

Tuesday May 14, 2019

Chair: Prof. Janne Heikkilä, University of Oulu

09:00-09:30  Modelling of paramagnetic NMR. Post-doctoral researcher Jiri Mares University of Oulu, Finland

09:30-11:00  Introduction to computer vision. Prof. Esa Rahtu, Tampere University, Finland

11:00-11:30  Coffee (complimentary)

11:30-12:20  Basics of AI. Post-doctoral researcher Satu Tamminen, University of Oulu, Finland

12:30-13:30  Lunch

13:30-15:00  Spectral based color representation and imaging. Prof. Markku Hauta-Kasari, University of Eastern Finland, Finland

15:00-15:30  Coffee (complimentary)

15:30 17:00  Industrial machine vision. Prof. Lasse Lensu, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland

Wednesday May 15, 2019

Chair: Prof. Timo Fabritius, University of Oulu

09:00-10:30  Medical imaging. Prof. Vesa Kiviniemi, University of Oulu, Finland

10:30-11:00  Coffee (complimentary)

11:00-12:30  Imaging applications from cells to organs: kidney as a model system. Prof. Seppo Vainio, University of Oulu, Finland

12:30-13:30  Lunch

13:30-14:15  Fusion of real time image and process data analysis for predictive process control. CEO Saku Kaukonen, Sapotech Oy, Finland

14:15-15:00  Plasma diagnostics by imaging and spectral data. Doctoral researcher Henri Pauna, University of Oulu, Finland

15:00-15:30 Coffee (complimentary)

15:30-17:00  Online process monitoring in pulp and paper industry. Matti Törmänen, Valmet Oy, Finland

Thursday May 16, 2019

Chair: Prof. Matti Alatalo, University of Oulu

09:00-10:30   Simulating climate with computer programs. Research scientist Anton Laakso, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finland

10:30-11:00  Coffee (complimentary)

11:00-12:30  Near space data

  • Finding and analysing patterns in large multivariate datasets. University researcher Timo Asikainen, University of Oulu, Finland
  • EISCAT radar data analysis. Post-doctoral researcher Ilkka Virtanen, University of Oulu, Finland

12:30-13:30  Lunch

13:30-15:00  Quantitative microscopy. Prof. Erik Vartiainen, Lappeenranta University of Technoloy, Finland

15:00-15:30  Coffee (complimentary)

Friday May 17, 2019

Chair: Prof. Timo Fabritius, University of Oulu

09:00-09:15  The development of waste based photocatalysts via hydrothermal carbonization for the treatment of pharmaceuticals in water. Velma Kimbi Yaah, Environmental and Chemical Engineering, University of Oulu

09:15-09:30  FEM: A safe and effective way to simulate sideway fall in elderly. Shahab Khakpour, Medical Imaging, Physics and Technology, University of Oulu

09:30-09:45  Non-invasive Assessment of Meat Freshness Using Spectroscopy & Mueller Matrix Imaging Polarimetry. Motareh Peyvasteh. Optoelectronics and Measurements Techniques, University of Oulu

09:45-10:00  Deep core photoionization of atoms and molecules using hard X-rays: Experiment and calculation. Nacer Boudjemia, Nano and Molecular Systems, University of Oulu

10:00-10:15  Paramagnetic NMR and first Principle calculations on REE Complexes. Megha Mohan, NMR Spectroscopy, University of Oulu

10:15-10:45  Coffee (complimentary)

10:45-11:00  Computer vision based control of optical and micro manipulators for automated single cell analysis. Jeena Ainikkal Velayudhan, Center for Machine Vision and Signal Analysis, University of Oulu

11:00-11:15  Study of compounds with atmospheric relevance, using spectroscopic and computational methods. Georgia Michailoudi, Nano and Molecular Systems, University of Oulu

11:15-11:30  Advanced imagining of lignocellulose materials. Mostafa Ismail, Fibre and Particle Engineering, University of Oulu 

11:30-11:45  Composition, morphology and effect of environmental factors on biosynthesis of cuticular wax of bilberry. Priyanka Trivedi, Ecology and Genetics, University of Oulu

11:45-12:00  Subsurface characterization of mining wastes by electric and electromagnetic methods. Raul Mollehuara Canales, Oulu Mining School, University of Oulu

12:00-13:00  Lunch

13:00-13:15  Applicability of Raman spectroscopy in the characterisation of non-metallic inclusions. Francis Gyakwaa, Process Metallurgy, University of Oulu

13:15-13:30  Innovative use of exosome imaging in mental health and addiction. Atiqul Mazumder, Organogenesis, University of Oulu

13:30-13:45  129Xe NMR studies of Rare Elements. Roya Khalili NMR Spectroscopy, University of Oulu

13:45-14:45  Summary of the day by Prof. Timo Fabritius with complimentary coffee


I4FUTURE MC-COFUND doctoral programme in Novel Imaging and Characterization Methods in Bio, Medical and Environmental Research and Technology Innovations

Further information

  • Practical issues Riitta Kamula (riitta.kamula at oulu.fi)
  • Scientific issues Matti Alatalo, Timo Fabritius, Janne Heikkilä, and Juha Vaara (firstname.lastname at oulu.fi)



I4FUTURE MC-COFUND doctoral programme in Novel Imaging and Characterization Methods in Bio, Medical and Environmental Research and Technology Innovations hosts 20 international doctoral students in the University of Oulu (UOULU). The partner organizations include other universities, public organizations and enterprises in Finland and abroad.

Last updated: 5.6.2019

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