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The Huawei Fund of the Industrial Research Fund at Tampere University of Technology gives out student recognition awards

Representatives of the Industrial Research Fund and Huawei Finland’s office in Tampere celebrated the award-winning students in the Tietotalo building on the Hervanta campus on Friday 3 December. Best PhD Student Paper Award was granted to 10 doctoral researchers. Photo: Jonne Renvall
The Huawei Fund has granted awards to students at Tampere University in recognition of their outstanding PhD student papers and bachelor’s theses.

The Huawei Fund was established in 2020 to support research and education in the field of information technology at Tampere University through the award of grants and scholarships. In addition, the Huawei Fund gives out annual student recognition awards.

The awards, which were now given out for the first time, were presented to the winners on the Hervanta campus of Tampere University on Friday 3 December 2021.

Huawei Best PhD Student Paper Award

The Huawei Best PhD Student Paper Award is worth €1,000. The award was granted to 10 doctoral researchers.

  • Alisa Burova, “Utilizing VR and Gaze Tracking to Develop AR Solutions for Industrial Maintenance”
  • Jay Panchal, “Multi-Axial Sliced Finite-Element Model for Toroidal Inductors”
  • Sohaib ul Hassan, “Déjà Vu: Side-Channel Analysis of Mozilla's NSS”
  • Riikka Mikkonen, “Inkjet Printable Polydimethylsiloxane for All-Inkjet-Printed Multilayered Soft Electrical Applications”
  • Ymir Mäkinen, “Collaborative Filtering of Correlated Noise: Exact Transform-Domain Variance for Improved Shrinkage and Patch Matching”
  • Cesar Pereida García, “Certified Side Channels”
  • Niloofar Okati, “Downlink Coverage and Rate Analysis of Low Earth Orbit Satellite Constellations Using Stochastic Geometry”
  • Alberto Brihuega, "Piecewise Digital Predistortion for mmWave Active Antenna Arrays: Algorithms and Measurements"
  • Islam Tanash, “Global Minimax Approximations and Bounds for the Gaussian Q-Function by Sums of Exponentials”
  • Aleksandra Chuchvara, “Fast and Accurate Depth Estimation from Sparse Light Fields”

Huawei Best Bachelor’s Thesis Award

The Huawei Best Bachelor’s Thesis Award is worth €400. The award was granted to 22 students who received the highest grade for their bachelor’s thesis in the academic year 2020/21.

  • Eero Ruuhikorpi, “Learning to Align Images”
  • Eetu Pulkkinen, “Forecasting Emergency Department Arrivals with Neural Networks”
  • Henri Laakso, “Assessing the Time Efficiency of a Novel Implementation of Short-Time Fourier Transform Using Graphics Processing”
  • Väinö-Valtteri Granat, “Implementing a Text-to-Speech Module for a Deep Speaking Avatar
  • Tariq Harb: Deep Open Domain Chatbots”
  • Tatu Heikkilä, “Working Environment Serving Distributed Agile Software Engineering”
  • Christian Kaarre, “Simultaneous Localization and Mapping with Apple ARKit”
  • Lassi Raatikainen, “Comparing Performance of Collaborative Investment Platforms to the Market”
  • Petteri Lehtonen, ”Viranomaisverkkojen toimintavarmuus ja tulevaisuus”
  • Toni Olan, “Audio-Visual Scene Classification with Late Fusion Combiners”
  • Noora Pöysti, “Implementing a Speech-to-text Module for a Conversational Avatar”
  • Anttoni Tukia, “Leadership in Agile software projects – systematic literature review”
  • Miska Haapalainen, ”Kestävä kehitys ICT-alalla. Haasteita ja ratkaisuja kokonaisvaltaisesta näkökulmasta”
  • Jarno Ihalainen, ”Videopelien vaikutus ihmisen kykyihin ja taitoihin”
  • Auli Jukkola, ”Laajan etätyön kyberturvallisuusuhkien hallintaan organisaatiossa”
  • Kaisa Kauhanen, ”Puettavan teknologian käyttö osana urheiluvalmennusta”
  • Roni-Markus Lumpo, ”Hajautusfunktiopohjainen anonymisointi”
  • Markku Nirkkonen, ”Tönäisyt, mustat mallit ja käyttöliittymäsuunnittelu mobiilikasinoissa”
  • Renata Papp, ”Autismin kirjon erityistarpeet verkkosivujen kehittämisessä”
  • Antti Pessa ”Mikropalveluiden rakentaminen Dockerilla”
  • Tuuli Tuominen, ”Värikvantisointi ja sen nykyaikaiset sovellukset”
  • Hanna Väre, ”Väliaikakertauksen soveltaminen tietokoneavusteisessa kielten oppimisessa”

Professor Joni Kämäräinen from the Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences finds that both the award-winning bachelor’s theses and PhD student papers are of outstanding quality.

“The awards recognise the excellence of not only our information technology students but also the research conducted in information technology at Tampere University,” Kämäräinen says.

The Industrial Research Fund at Tampere University of Technology has had a mission to support research and other activities conducted at Tampere University in the fields of engineering. The Industrial Research Fund fulfils its mission, among other things, by giving our grants and scholarships. The main sources of income for the Industrial Research Fund are donations and bequests.

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Best Bachelor’s Thesis Award was granted to 22 students. Kuva: Jonne Renvall


More information:

Executive Director Mira Toroi
040 553 2344
tekniikantukisaatio [at]


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