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Curriculum vitae

 - Leader of the Sensors and Indoor Navigation research group at the Finnish Geospatial Research Institute 2013-2018.

 - Doctoral Degree in Pervasive Computing from Tampere University of Technology, 2013

 - Master in Computer Science,  University of Helsinki, 2003

My current research interests cover vision-aided navigation, development of sophisticated data analysis means for robust navigation and situational awareness benefitting the development of automated traffic and smart cities, for GNSS interference mitigation as well as for utilization of spatiotemporal data for sustainability science.


  • 113 Computer and information sciences
  • Estimation algorithms
  • Machine Learning
  • Navigation algorithms
  • Error modelling
  • Sensor fusion
  • spatio-temporal analysis
  • Smart cities

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2012 2018

A new implementation of narrowband interference detection, characterization, and mitigation technique for a software-defined multi-GNSS receiver

Ferrara, N. G., Bhuiyan, M. Z. H., Soderholm, S., Ruotsalainen, L. & Kuusniemi, H., Oct 2018, In : GPS Solutions. 22, 4, 15 p., 106.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Benefits and Limitations of the Record and Replay Approach for GNSS Receiver Performance Assessment in Harsh Scenarios

Cristodaro, C., Ruotsalainen, L. & Dovis, F., Jul 2018, In : Sensors. 18, 7, 18 p., 2189.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Context Recognition in Infrastructure-Free Pedestrian Navigation Toward Adaptive Filtering Algorithm

Makela, M., Rantanen, J., Kirkko-Jaakkola, M. & Ruotsalainen, L., 1 Sep 2018, In : IEEE Sensors Journal. 18, 17, p. 7253-7264 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Error Modelling for Multi-Sensor Measurements in Infrastructure-Free Indoor Navigation

Ruotsalainen, L., Kirkko-Jaakkola, M., Rantanen, J. & Mäkelä, M., 14 Feb 2018, In : Sensors. 18, 2, 17 p., 590.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

GNSS Threat Monitoring and Reporting: Past, Present, and a Proposed Future

Thombre, S., Bhuiyan, M. Z. H., Eliardsson, P., Gabrielsson, B., Pattinson, M., Dumville, M., Fryganiotis, D., Hill, S., Manikundalam, V., Poeloeskey, M., Lee, S., Ruotsalainen, L., Soderholm, S. & Kuusniemi, H., May 2018, In : Journal of Navigation. 71, 3, p. 513-529 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review