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Sasu Tarkoma is a professor of Computer Science and Head of the Department of Computer Science. His research interests include distributed systems and platforms, mobile computing, and mobile/urban data analytics. He has in the past investigated cloud computing for High Energy Physics, collaborative data analytics methods for crowdsourced smartphone sensing data, and future Internet architectures.  He is currently leading the MegaSense consortium that combines the expertise of Atmospheric Sciences, Geosciences, and Computer Science as well as the Nokia Center for Advanced Research (NCAR).

Director of HiDATA Sasu Tarkoma
University of Helsinki
Tel +358405062163

Patrik Floréen, PhD, is University Lecturer in Computer Science at University of Helsinki. His research interests are in intelligent information retrieval and context-aware computing. He is Vice-Director of Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT, Vice-Director of Helsinki Centre for Data Science HiDATA, and member of the management team of the Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence FCAI. He has previously been a director at the Academy of Finland (1995-97) and a Scientific Officer at the European Commission in Brussels (1997-2001).

Vice-Director of HiDATA Patrik Floréen
University of Helsinki
Tel  +358294151183, +358504480200


Keijo Heljanko is a Professor of Parallel and Distributed Data Science at University of Helsinki and Vice-Director of Helsinki Centre for Data Science (HiDATA),  a world-class hub of Data Science in Helsinki. His research topics include Big Data, Parallel and Distributed Computing, Distributed Systems, and Verification Methods for Parallel Software.

Vice-Director of HiDATA Keijo Heljanko
University of Helsinki
Tel +358294151354, +358505560400

HiDATA is a multidisciplinary network of academics.

Research is organized as research groups and research infrastructures within research programs and operative units, and HiDATA can have affiliated research groups from other universities and organizations.

  • Director Sasu Tarkoma
  • Vice-Director Keijo Heljanko (research) 
  • Vice-Director Patrik Floreen (administration)
  • Coordinator Hilu Kangas-Ranta
  • Industry and fundraising Jan Myller
  • Communications Aino Pekkarinen
  • Marketing Tiiu Särkijärvi
  • Minna Huotilainen (Cognitive Brain Research Unit (CBRU))
  • Eero Hyvönen (HELDIG/ Aalto University)
  • Petri Ihantola (Department of Education)
  • Riikka Koulu (Legal Tech Lab / Law)
  • Jaakko Kurhila (Helsinki University Chief Digitalisation Officer)
  • Krista Lagus (Centre for Social Data Science)
  • Pekka Lehtovuori (CSC)
  • Ville Mustonen (Viikki & Kumpula)
  • Minna Palmroth (Department of Physics)
  • Mika Pantzar  (Consumer Society Research Centre)
  • Jari Saramäki (Aalto University)
  • Tuuli Toivonen (HELSUS)
  • Mikko Tolonen (HELDIG)

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