New Year with a New Section Board

Dear IEEE Finalnd Section members,

We wish you all the best in 2022 and present you the newly elected IEEE Finland Section Board members:

  • Chair: Mahdi Pourakbari Kasmaei
  • Vice-Chair: Seppo Sierla
  • Secretary: Seppo Borenius
  • Treasurer: Mohammad Jooshaki
  • Young Professional Chair: Sanjay Kumar
  • Student Representative: Ronal Bejarano

Congratulations and Happy New Year!

IEEE Finland Section Standardization Webinar

Dear colleagues!

On November 24th, 4 pm (Helsinki time), we are arranging the long-awaited Webinar on Standardization.

At this event, you will learn about standardization directly from the current experts.

We will cover the most essential topics:

– The value proposition and benefits of standards

– How to get involved in IEEE standards

– What are the existing working practices in the world-largest standardization organizations: IEEE and 3GPP.

The Webinar includes two talks and Q&A:

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, How to get involved in IEEE standards?
by Dr. Edward Au (Senior Member, IEEE), Distinguished Engineer of Huawei Technologies Canada Co, Ltd., Vice-Chair and member-at-large of IEEE Technical Activities Board Committee on Standards (TAB CoS).

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm, An overview of 3GPP RAN standardization
by Dr. Dmitry Petrov (Senior Member, IEEE), Senior standardization expert at Nokia Standards, 3GPP RAN4 delegate, Chair of IEEE Finland Section.

You need to register to be able to join the webinar:

Call for Nominations for the 2021 Election of IEEE Finland Section Board

IEEE Finland section invites candidates for IEEE Finland Section board election for the election period of 2022 – 2023. New board members will be selected by electronic voting held at the end of 2021 (date to be announced later).   

Positions open for election are the following:

  • Section Chair,
  • Section Vice Chair,
  • Secretary,
  • Treasurer,
  • Young Professionals Chair and,
  • Student Representative.    

Please send a brief description of your background and a mission statement (about one A4) for the position of your choice to the Nominating committee ( by October 25, 2021.

A brief description of the positions can be found below and the list of current officers can be found at Section Officers – IEEE Finland Section. Please do not hesitate to contact any of the current officers for more details on a specific position. Contact information can be found on the webpage. 

IEEE Finland Section board has approximately four meetings in a year. There is always a possibility to join those remotely or if the board members are traveling to face-to-face meetings, the traveling costs are covered by IEEE.

  • SECTION CHAIR: The Section Chair serves as Chair for all meetings of the Section. Chair represents the section in official IEEE meetings and has the main responsibility in organizing the Section matters in collaboration with the section board, other officers and chapter chairs.
  • SECTION VICE CHAIR: The Section Vice Chair assists the Section Chair in the coordination of all Section activities. At the request of the Section Chair or in the absence of the Section Chair, the Section Vice Chair chairs the meetings. Vice chair also coordinates and acts as the first point-of-contact towards technical chapters.
  • SECRETARY: The duties of the Section Secretary includes writing memos of the board meetings and reporting all Finland Section activities to global IEEE organization through IEEE vTools website. 
  • TREASURER:  The duties of the Section Treasurer includes the development of a Section budget for approval by the Section, accounting of all Section funds, keeping financial records, and submitting the Financial Operations Report of the Section to the IEEE Staff Director, Financial Services.
  • YOUNG PROFESSIONALS CHAIR: As a chair of young professional activities, you get to put your managerial skills to test by organizing fun-focused activities and events: relaxing get-together events, technical seminars, company visits, visiting lecturers, workshops etc. You also have the possibility to join young professional events abroad. Funding and advisory support for practical matters is available from IEEE Finland Section Board and international R8 Young Professionals-team. Most importantly, you will get important leadership experience. 
  • STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES: IEEE students are represented through one student member in the Section board. You can organize activities and events in cooperation with young professionals or individually.  You also have the possibility to join student events abroad or organize international events in Finland. Funding and advisory support for practical matters is available from IEEE Finland Section Board. 

With best regards,

Prof. Jari Nurmi, Tampere University

Chair of the Election Committee

The winners of IEEE Finland Section Best Student Paper award 2020!

Dear IEEE Finland section members,

We are glad to announce that the winners of the IEEE Finland Section Best Student Paper award 2020 are:

  • Best journal paper category:
    Risto Ojala, Aalto University, with the paper “Novel Convolutional Neural Network-Based Roadside Unit for Accurate Pedestrian Localisation” published in IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems.
  • Best conference paper category:
    Zitong Yu, Wei Peng, University of Oulu, with the paper “Remote Heart Rate Measurement From Highly Compressed Facial Videos: An End-to-End Deep Learning Solution With Video Enhancement” in 2019 IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV).

We would like to thank all the competition participants and congratulate the winners!

A new round of IEEE Finland Section Best Student Paper award 2021 will be arranged in the second half of the year. Stay tuned!

IEEE Best student paper award 2020

We are happy to announce a new round of IEEE Finland section best student conference and journal paper awards.

We welcome submissions of research papers published between 1st of January and 31st of December 2019 in IEEE conferences or IEEE technical co-sponsored events, IEEE journals or IEEE Transactions. The student must be the first author of the paper and enrolled at a University in Finland at the time of submission of the paper. Detailed participation rules are published here.

The submission deadline is 30th of November, 2020. Please, send you applications to .

The nominees will be able to present their work at the online seminar in December 2020. The decision shall be made by the end of the year.

Section Board online meeting, 15.06.2020

IEEE Finland section board is gathering online for a regular meeting to discuss our plans and activities for the second half of the year 2020.
Between the discussed topics are:

  • Cooperation with other societies
  • New round of Finland Section Best Student papers award in 2020
  • Online and Hybrid activities in the second half of 2020
  • Further updates to our we site