Valokuva Jukka K Nurminen
  • PL 68 (Pietari Kalmin katu 5)



1988 …2024

Tutkimustuotoksia vuodessa

Henkilökohtainen profiili

Tutkimuksen ja opetuksen kuvaus


Publications in Google Scholar 


I am widely interested in the performance of efficient software systems and their construction. My most influential past work has been on energy-efficient software as well as on mobile peer-to-peer and cloud solutions. Currently, my main interests are on tools and techniques for developing data-intensive software systems. This includes testing of AI systems, technical solutions for ethical decision making as well as software development for new computational platforms like for quantum computers and for highly distributed edge computing.



Title of Docent, Software Technology, Helsinki University of Technology, 2007

Doctor of Science (Technology), Systems and Operations Research and Mathematics, Department of Engineering Physics and Mathematics, Helsinki University of Technology, 2003.
Thesis title: Modelling and implementation issues in circuit and network planning tools

Licentiate of Technology, Systems and operations research, Helsinki University of Technology, 1989.

Thesis title: Coupling symbolic and numeric computing in knowledge-based system: An application to electronics design

Diploma Engineer (Master of Science in Engineering) with honors, Systems and operations research, Helsinki University of Technology, 1986
Thesis title: Design and implementation of a mixed-integer programming system

Matriculation exam from Helsingin Suomalainen Yhteiskoulu, 1981


Knowledge of Languages: Finnish (native), English (fluent), Swedish (proficient), German (proficient), French (intermediate), Russian (beginner), Italian (beginner), Spanish (beginner)

Professional experience

Professor of Computer Science, University of Helsinki (04/2019 - present)

Software systems for data-intensive computing in natural sciences

Research Professor, VTT (02/2019-04/2019)

Software engineering

Principal Scientist, VTT (01/2016-02/2019)

Applied research on edge computing, prescriptive analytics, and optimization.

Adjunct Professor of Computer Science, Aalto University (01/2016-02/2021)(part-time)

Research and teaching on mobile and distributed computing.

Project Leader & Adjunct Scientist, Helsinki Institute of Physics (HIP) (01/2015-12/2017) (part-time)

Cooperating with CERN on the energy-efficiency of data analysis and scientific computing.

Professor of Practise of Computer Science, Aalto University (01/2011-12/2015)

Research and teaching of mobile cloud computing, energy-efficiency, and big data. Recruiting, acquiring funding, and managing a research team. Leading EU, EIT, and TEKES funded international research projects and CERN cooperation. Organizer of hackathons, summer schools, and workshops. Coauthor of over 100 scientific publications. H-index 33. Acquired over 1 MEUR research funding.

Principal Researcher and other applied research positions, Nokia Research Center (1986-2010)

Working on knowledge technology, intelligent planning tools, mobile cloud services, mobile peer-to-peer, and energy-efficiency of mobile applications.  Outcomes: multiple commercial used tools, internal ventures, open-source software (e.g. mobile BitTorrent with over 100.000 downloads), patent applications, scientific publications.

Research funding

2019-2021 EU Ecsel: AhTools as VTT PI: 815.000 EUR, as country coordinator Finland: 2.100.000 EUR

2015-17 HIP:  Green Big Data ~600.000 EUR, PI

2013-16 EU FP7: Cities as drivers of social change (CIVIS) 2013-2016 279.300 EUR, Aalto PI

2013-15 TEKES Finnish-China cooperation call: Everyday sensing (ESENS) 75.000 EUR, Aalto PI

2013 IoT SHOK: Integration with social web 50.000 EUR, Aalto PI

2013 EIT: Cloud computing summer school 20.000 EUR, Aalto PI

2012 Nokia: Adaptive video streaming energy optimization research 37.931,00 EUR, Aalto PI

2012 EIT: Cloud computing summer school 30.000 EUR, Aalto PI

Leadership and Teaching experience

Supervisor of 6 completed PhD thesis, 48 MSc thesis, 21 BSc thesis, and a number of seminar works

Opponent or preliminary examiner of 8 PhD and 1 Licentiate thesis

Responsible teacher of multiple courses including Mobile cloud computing, Network application frameworks, AI and system analysis

Explorations with new forms of teaching: Green campus hackathon, Data science hackathon, EIT Idea Challenge preparation course

Grade “excellent” in the assessment of teaching skills and merits at the University of Helsinki 2018 for tenure-track position evaluation

Overall grade “excellent” for teaching competence for Adjunct professorship nomination 2015 by Aalto University SCITEC

Patents and publications

Over 100 publications in scientific journals and conferences with around 3900 citations. Google h-index 35.

36 patent applications on the area of data analytics, mobile applications and solutions (position 23rd on the list of Top Inventors in Nokia from years 2000 to 2009).

Service to the research community

Guest editor of Machine Vision and Applications Journal: Special issue on “Intelligent Urban Computing with Big Data,” with Liu, W., Cui, P., Nurminen, J.K., and Wang, J., September 2017

TPC Co-chair of the Workshop on Hot Topics in Network and Service Management: 5G and Sliced Networks, Distributed Things and Blockchains (HotNSM 2019), Washington, D.C., USA, April, 2019

TPC Co-chair of the 4th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Intelligence Systems (CCIS 2016), Beijing, China, 2016

TPC Co-chair of the “Video delivery over mobile networks: solutions and performance evaluation” workshop as part of WiOpt 2013, 2014 conference

Project reviewer for EU FP7 program.

Expert evaluator of grant proposals for French, Dutch, Hungarian, Saudi-Arabian and Canadian research funding organizations.
Reviewer for over twenty journals and TPC member of tens of conferences.


Asemat yliopiston ulkopuolella

Principal Scientist, Research Professor, VTT

tammik. 2016huhtik. 2019

Professor of Practice, Aalto University

tammik. 2011jouluk. 2015

Principal researcher, Project manager, Research engineer, Nokia Research Center


Adjunct Professor , Aalto University


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