CURRICULUM VITAE
20.04.2012
  Associate Professor Esko Tapani TURUNEN, PhD
Department of Mathematics
Tampere University of Technology
P.O. Box 553, Fin-33101 Tampere\ Finland
e-mail: esko.turunen@tut.fi
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Personal: Born 1955 in Finland, Married, Citizenship: Finnish
Degrees: Master of Science 1985, Tampere University, Department of Mathematics
               Licentiate in Mathematics 1986, Tampere University, Department of Mathematics
               Ph.D in Mathematics 1994, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Department of Applied Mathematics. Title: A Mathematical Study of Fuzzy Logic: an Algebraic Approach
Present position: Associate Professor in Mathematics, Tampere University of Technology
 
Professional experience:
* 1984-1985 Teaching assistant in Mathematics and Physics, Tampere University of Technology
* 1985-1989 Researcher in Mathematics, Czechoslovak Academy of Science
* 1989 Visiting Researcher in Mathematics, University of Pisa, Italy
* 1990 Researcher in Mathematics, Lappeenranta University of Technology
* 1991 Visiting Researcher in Mathematics, University of Naples, Italy
* 1991-1992 Lecturer in Mathematics, Lappeenranta University of Technology
* 1993-1999 Researcher in Mathematics, Lappeenranta University of Technology
* 1996 Visiting lecturer in Mathematics, University of Joensuu
* 1998 Visiting lecturer in Mathematics, University of Joensuu
* 1999 Senior Researcher, Mathematics, Lappeenranta University of Technology
* 1999-2002 Lecturer in Mathematics, Tampere University of Technology
* 2001- Adjunct professor (docent) in Mathematics, Tampere University of Technology
* 1.1.2003 - 31.12.2005 Professor in Mathematics, Tampere University of Technology
* 2005 (1.5.2005-31.5.2005) Visiting lecturer in Mathematics, Technical University of CzechRepublic, Prague
* 2006 (1.5.2006 - 31.5.2006) Visiting lecturer in Mathematics, University of Salerno, Italy
* 2006-7 (1.7.2006 - 31.6.2007) Reseach Fellow, Czech Academy of Science, Czech Republic, Prague
* 1.7.2007- 31.12.2010 Lecturer in Mathematics, Tampere University of Technology
* 1.1.2011 Associate Professor in Mathematics, Tampere University of Technology (On leave from 20.08.2012 till 31.5.2015)
* 20.8.2012 - 28.2.2013 Reseach Fellow, Prague University of Technology, Czech Republic, Prague
* 01.3.2013 - 31.5.2015 Marie Curie IEF Reseach Fellow, Vienna University of Technology, Austria, Vienna

Membership in research projects as a researcher:

* MALU 2002: Finnish Art of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, 1998-2000. The Finnish Academy of Science
* Theory and Applications of Fuzzy Control to Traffic Signals, 1999-2001. The Finnish Academy of Science

Membership in Scientific Committees:

* 11.th MiniEuro'99 Traffic Conference. 2.-6.8.1999, Espoo, Finland.
* 1999 Eusflat - Estylf Joint Conference. 22.-25.9 1999, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
* COST Action N:o 15, Many-valued Logics for Computer Science Applications. 10.5.1995-11.5.1999. Member of Management Committee.
* COST Action N:o 274, Theory and Applications of Relational Structures as Knowledge Instruments. 11.6.2001-10.6.2005. Member of MC.
* COST Actioin IC0602, Algorithmic Decision Theory (on going). Member of MC.
* International Congress on Computational Intelligence Methods&Applications (CIMA'2001), University of Wales. 19.-22.6.2001. Bandor, U.K.
* Eusflat Conference 2003, 10.12.9.2003, Zittau, Germany.
* Matematiikan pävät 2006 (Mathematical Days 2006 4.-5.1.2006, Tampere, Finland.
* Eusflat Conference 2007, 20.-22.9.2007, Ostrava, Czech Republic.
* International Conference on Rough sets, Fuzzy sets and Soft Computing. 5.-7. November, 2009, Tripura, India.
* ADT2009. 1.st International Conference on Algoritmic Decision Theory. 21.-23. November, 2009, Venice, Italy.
* Mathematical Sciences for Advancement of Science and Technology, 21-22. December, Kolkata, India.
* Fuzzy & Rough Sets Association, Agartala, India (since 2009).
* Power, Control and Optimization. 2.-4. February, 2010, Gold Coast, Australia.
* Assessor of Education Assessment Exercise (EAE) KTH Royal Institute of Technology 2011, Stockholm, Sweden.

Membership in Professional societies
:
* Eusflat, European Society for Fuzzy Logic

Membership in Editorial Boards
:
* Soft Computing. A Fusion of Foundations, Methodologies and Applications (since 2007)
* International Journal of Intelligent Engineering Informatics (IJIEI) (since 2009)
* Panel of of reviewers in Mathematical Reviews Editorial Committee (Amer. Math. Soc.) (since 2009)
* Member of Executive Committee of Fuzzy & Rough Sets Association (FRSA) (since 2009)
* Annals of Fuzzy Sets, Fuzzy Logic and Fuzzy Systems (since 2010)
* Journal of Algebraic Structures (since 2012)

Supervisor of the following Master of Science theses
:
* Mika Hempilä: Defining an athelete's aerobic and anaerobic thresholds with total fuzzy similarity. 1998, Lappeenranta University of Technology
* Ville Könönen: New Methods for Traffic Signal Control - Development of Fuzzy Controllers. 1999, Lappeenranta University of Technology
* Tanja Dubrovin: Reservoir Operation with Fuzzy Logic. 2000, Helsinki University of Technology
* Noora Aho: Oppimisvaikeudet matematiikassa TTKK:n opiskelijoilla. 2001, Tampere University of Technology.
* Anne Seppänen: Lause- ja predikaattilogiikan täydellisyys- ja kompaktisuuslauseet. 2004, Tampere University of Technology.
* Emilia Ylirinne: GUHA-tiedonlouhintamenetelmä ja assosiaatiosääntöjen kääntäminen luonnolliselle kielelle. 2004, Tampere University of Technology.
* Lasse Pohjolainen: Petr Hajekin BL-algebrat. 2005, Tampere University of Technology.
* Miika Huikkola: Insinöörimatematiikan opiskelijoiden menestyksen ja opiskeluorientaatioiden analysointi erotteluanalyysillä ja
   GUHA-tiedonlouhintamenetelmällä. 2005, Tampere University of Technology.
* Outi Jaatinen: Sumeuden matemaattisen teorian perusteita Ulrich Höhlen mukaan. 2005, Tampere University of Technology.
* Riia Tapiainen: Johdatus sumeaan samuuteen ja sen sovelluksiin insinööritieteissä. 2008, Tampere University of Technology.
* Milja Savela: Johdantoa hilateroriaan. Distributiiviset hilat. 2008, Tampere University of Technology.
* Anita Honka: Total Similarity Based Fuzzy Reasoning: Theory and Applications. 2009, Tampere University.
* Jane Merlevede: Studying of sleep-disordered breathing. The GUHA method 2009, Tampere University of Technology.
* Hanna Eerola: Lääketieteellisen datan analysointia GUHA tiedonlouhintamenetelmällä. 2009, Tampere University.

Supervisor of the following Licentiate thesis:
* Samuli Niiranen: Broadcast Multimedia Personalization. 2003, Tampere University of Technology. (Mathematical part, co-supervisor Seppo Kalli)

Supervisor of the following Ph.D thesis:
* Jarkko Niittymäki: Fuzzy Traffic Signal Control. Principles and Applications. 2002, Helsinki University of Technology. (Mathematical part, co-supervisor Matti Pursula)

Present Ph.D students
:
* Emilia Ylirinne, the GUHA data mining method
* Janne Mertanen, studies on BL-algebras
* Ari Mänttäri, mathematical modelling in sports medicine
* Anita Honka, Medical diagnostics based on logic methods

Awards:
* Best lecturer 1992 award given by the Student Association of Lappeenranta University of Technology
* Best lecturer 1996-1997 award given by the Student Association of Lappeenranta University of Technology
* Best net based teaching material 2004 - award given by Tampere University of Technology

Ex officio opponent:
* Hannu J. Hyyppä: Homogeneity of asphalt pavement composition. 6.10.2000. Helsinki University of Technology
* Eljas Törneblom;: Definability of natural number on some function speces, forthcoming 5.11.2010. University of Helsinki
* Tinguaro Rodriguez;: Disaster and emergency classification under bipolar knowledge representation, forthcoming Nov. 2010. Complutense University, Madrid


Invited Speaker:
* 31st IEEE Internationl Symposium on Multiple-Valued Logic. May 22-24, 2001, Warsaw, Poland
* Workshop on imprecision modelling in decion analysis. November 5-7, 2007, Madrid, Spain
* Methods, Models and Information Technologies for Decion Support Systems (MTISD 2008) September 18-20, 2008, Lecce, Italy
* The 3rd Indian Conference on Logic and its Applications (ICLA 2009). January 7-11, 2009, Chennai, India
* International Conference on Rough sets, Fuzzy sets and Soft Computing. November 5-7, 2009, Agartala, India

Teaching activities and projects funded by third parties
* 100.000 € funding for net based teaching material at Tampere University of Technology. Cordinator and person in charge
* Cordinator and person in charge in 'Mathematical Modelling - Soft Computing section', a nation-wide net based teaching project (since 2002)
* 50.000 € funding for net based teaching material in Virtual Mobility in Decision Sciences (502869-LLP-1-2009-1-ES-ERASMUS-EVC) National cordinator and person in charge (2009-11)