Markku Oivo


Professor, Head of Department, Director of M3S

Doctor of Science (Engineering), eMBA

Phone number: +358 40 822 7702

e-mail: Firstname.Lastname (at) oulu dot fi


Prof. Markku Oivo has 30+ years of research, R&D and management experience both in academy and industry in Finland, US, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. He is full professor at University of Oulu since 2002. He is Head of the Department of Information Processing Science and Director of M-Group which was recently evaluated as Excellent (5/6) in an external international research assessment of University of Oulu (RAE 2013).

During 2000-2002 he was Vice President and director of R&D at Solid Information Technologies. He has held several positions at VTT in 1986-2000 including Professor and Head of Embedded SW R&D.  He has held visiting positions at the University of Maryland (1990-91), Schlumberger Ltd. (Paris 1994-95), Fraunhofer IESE, Kaiserslautern (1999-2000), University of Bolzano-Bozen, Italy (2014-2015) and Technical University of Madrid, Spain (2015). He has worked at Kone Co. (1982-86) and at the University of Oulu (1981-82).

He received the honor of First Class Knight of the White Rose of Finland in 2013. He is a founding member of ISERN network. He has initiated and managed more than 100 national and international research projects and programs with tens of millions of euros. He has over 100 publications in international conferences and journals. He has served as chair and committee member in organizing numerous international conferences, and has been a reviewer for top journals. His research interests include empirical methods, software engineering, agile methods, lean methods, cloud, process assessment and improvement, software quality, and new innovative software and data intensive systems and services.



Last updated: 2.10.2019