IEEE Finland chapter offers a free and informative virtual Seminar on Grid code requirements for power park modules. The seminar is provided by Antti Kuusela from Fingrid, and focuses on Grid code compliance from a converter manufacturer perspective by Antti Vilhunen, from ABB.

Seminar dates: 21.04.2021, 14:00 – 15:30

Please register until 20.04.2021

Agenda (21.04.2021)
14:00 – 14:05 Opening words and introduction of the speakers
14:05 – 14:45 Antti Kuusela: Grid code requirements for power park modules (Presentation + Q&A)
14:50 – 15:20 Antti Vilhunen: Grid code compliance from converter manufacturer perspective (Presentation + Q&A)
15:20 – 15:30 Joint discussion and Closing


Antti Kuusela
Topic: Grid code requirements for power park modules
Antti Kuusela received the M.Sc.(Eng.) degree in power engineering from the Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering, Espoo, Finland, in 2011, with specialization in power systems and high-voltage engineering. Since 2011, he has been working on power system planning, generation grid integration, and operation-related tasks. He is currently an Expert of Market Innovations with Fingrid Oyj, Helsinki, Finland. Antti was the project manager and expert for the implementation of European network connection codes in Finland.

Antti Vilhunen
Topic: Grid code compliance from converter manufacturer perspective

Antti Vilhunen received the M.Sc.(Eng.) degree in power engineering from Helsinki University of Technology, Finland, in 2008, with specialization in electric drives. Since 2008, he has been working in ABB Drives R&D on grid code compliance of power conversion drives including simulations, SW development, dimensioning and grid code certification.


Welcome to the Automation Days!
The automation days will be held for the 24th time, this time virtually from 13 to 14 April 2021.
You can see the exact program of the days and the schedule of presentations here:
A more general program can be seen here:

Virtual environment for meetings and lectures in Zoom
At these Automation Days, we will meet the virtual environment at, with instructions in the appendix. In the virtual environment, you can chat with other participants and visit the exhibition.

IEEE Finland Section best student paper award

Dear all,

I would like to thank you all once again for submitting nominations and for your patience!

The competition was really tight this year especially in the conference paper category. We had in total 12 nominations:

  • 9 student conference papers
  • 3 student journal papers

We are glad to announce that the winner of the IEEE Finland Section best student journal paper award 2020 is the paper:
Risto Ojala with the paper “Novel Convolutional Neural Network-Based Roadside Unit for Accurate Pedestrian Localisation” published in IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems.

We also have 3 finalists in the best conference paper category (in no particular order):

  • F. M. Mahafugur, “Rahman State-Space Control for LCL Filters: Comparison Between the Converter and Grid Current Measurements” in 2019 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE)
  • Vitaly Petrov, “Exploiting Multipath Terahertz Communications for Physical Layer Security in Beyond 5G Networks” in IEEE INFOCOM 2019 – IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops (INFOCOM WKSHPS)
  • Zitong Yu, Wei Peng, “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)

To select the winner, the award committee is proposing to arrange an online Webinar, where the authors are invited to present their work in a concise (15-20 minutes) and possibly popular way. Shortly after that the award committee will make the final decision and will announce the winner.
All IEEE members will be invited.

Healthy continuation of 2021 to everybody!

Best regards,
Dmitry Petrov,
IEEE Finland section chair

IEEE Fellows of the year 2021

We congratulate the IEEE Fellows of the year 2021 in Finland Section:

Enrique Acha for contributions to power electronics modeling and applications in electrical power system. He has written multiple books related to the topic, wrote journal and conference papers and organized courses as professor of electric power systems in Tampere University.

Mehdi Bennis for contributions to resource optimization in heterogenous and low-latency wireless networks. He works as associate professor of wireless communication in University of Oulu.

Tuomas Virtanen for contribution to sound event detection and source separation. He is professor in Tampere University, leading Audio Research Group.

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4th Int. Conference on Smart Energy Systems and Technologies

The fourth edition of the SEST conference series will be held in Vaasa, Finland, from 6-8 September 2021.

Smart energy systems present enormous engineering challenges in the design and integration of energy and electrical grids with communication and network technologies, along with substantial questions of security and privacy of different components within the grid. The SEST conference aims at providing an opportunity to discuss various engineering challenges of smart energy system design and operation by focusing on advanced methods and practices for designing different components and their integration within the grid. It also provides a forum for researchers from academia and professionals from industry, as well as government regulators to tackle these challenges, and discuss and exchange knowledge and best practices about design and implementation of smart energy systems.

Open webinar: three components of Machine Learning

Welcome to the IEEE Finland SPS/CAS chapter webinar on three core components underyling machine learning methods: data, model and loss function. The webinar will be organized on 10.11. 2020 at 11:00 via Zoom.

Participation is free of charge, registration prior to the event is appreciated.

Speaker biography:

Alexander Jung received his Phd in signal processing from TU Vienna in 2012. After Post-Doc periods at TU Vienna and ETH Zurich he joined Aalto University as Assistant Professor for Machine Learning in 2015. Alex has first-authored more than ten paper in first-tier journals such as IEEE Transactions on Information Theory and IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing. He received a best student paper award at IEEE ICASSP 2011, an Amazon Web Services Machine Learning Award in 2018 and has been selected as Teacher of the Year at the Department of Computer Science in 2018. He currently serves as an associate editor for the IEEE Signal Processing Letters. 

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