Ojala and Kostakos named as Professors in computer science and engineering

PhD, Adjunct Professor Timo Ojala has been appointed as Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Oulu from September 1, 2011 to August 31, 2016. His area is especially internet and information networks in ubiquitous computing. FiDiPro Fellow, PhD Vassilis Kostakos has been appointed as Professor of Computer Engineering at the University of Oulu from November 1, 2011 until October 31, 2016. His area is computer engineering in ubiquitous computing.



Timo Ojala holds a PhD in Information Engineering from the University of Oulu. He has held various appointments at the University of Oulu, including professorships. He is the Director of the MediaTeam Oulu Research Group.

Timo Ojala's research interest has been in recent years in urban computing. He is leading the multidisciplinary Urban Interactions Research Program, launched in 2006. Ojala has implemented several subprojects in collaboration with the City of Oulu, industry, research institutes, Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation and the European Regional Development Fund. The most well known are the open wireless internet access panOulu and the open ubiquitous infrastructure with the UBI hotspots and services, installed in downtown Oulu.

FiDiPro Fellow, PhD Vassilis Kostakos has been appointed as Professor of Computer Engineering at the University of Oulu from November 1, 2011 until October 31, 2016. His area is computer engineering in ubiquitous computing.

Kostakos holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Bath. He previously held appointments at the University of Madeira and Carnegie Mellon University.

Vassilis Kostakos conducts research on ubiquitous and pervasive computing, human-computer interaction, social and dynamic networks, usable security and trust.

Prior to the professorship, Kostakos has been affiliated with the Urban Interaction Research Program during his FiDiPro Fellow position.

In conjunction to the professorship, Vassilis Kostakos has been named as the Associate Director of the MediaTeam Oulu Research Group.

Last updated: 7.12.2011