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01/13/17: Dissertation in the field of Design: MA Markus Ahola

The research aims to understand how to improve the design process of a cruise ship in order to improve the safety perception of passengers.

MA Markus Ahola will defend his dissertation Tracing Passenger Safety Perception for Cruise Ship Design on Friday 13 January 2017.

Opponent: PhD, professor Margareta Lützhöft, Australian Maritime College
Custos: professor Turkka Keinonen, Aalto University Department of Design

The discussion will be in English.


01/13/17: Dissertation in the field of Network Economics, Antti Riikonen

The title of thesis is ”Characteristics of mobile technology diffusion: Quantitative research of mobile handset features”.

Opponent: Professor Gary Madden, Curtin University, Australia

Supervisor: Professor Heikki Hämmäinen, Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering, Department of Communications and Networking

Dissertation website

01/18/17: Open Doors at Industrial Internet Campus!

The smart crane donated by Konecranes is now ready to be hacked by researchers and students. Welcome to the open doors to learn more!

On Wednesday 18 January at 10.30-13 Industrial Internet Campus in Otaniemi at Puumiehenkuja 5 E welcomes you to come and learn about the smart crane.

In spring 2016 Konecranes and Aalto University agreed on cooperation around research and education in industrial internet. The smart crane donated by Konecranes arrived in Otaniemi in November and is now ready to be hacked by researchers and students.

Woolly mammoth genomes mapped

Before the world's last woolly mammoth took its final breath, the iconic animals had already suffered from a considerable loss of genetic diversity. These findings were made in the first ever publication of the full DNA sequence of the extinct animal by an international team of scientists from Stockholm University, the Swedish Museum of Natural History and Harvard Medical School among others.

New Nordic Centre of Excellence focusing on Arctic mining communities

A Nordic Centre of Excellence funded by NordForsk will build an interdisciplinary research environment to provide new thinking about sustainable development, especially in the context of Arctic mining. The new centre is led by KTH Royal Institute of Technology in collaboration with Stockholm University and Stockholm Environment Institute.