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Pauli Kuosmanen

Director, Tutkimus- ja innovaatiopalvelut
Research and Innovation Services

About me

Pauli Kuosmanen received the B.Sc., M.Sc., and Licentiate degrees in mathematics from the University of Tampere, Finland, in 1989, 1991, and 1993, respectively. He received the doctor of technology degree in signal processing from the Tampere University of Technology in 1994. He received the eMBA degree in 2006. In addition to these he received a master degree of theology from University of Wales in 2017.

Since 1990 he has held various research and teaching positions at the University of Tampere and the Tampere University of Technology, most notably he was a professor of signal processing for 8 years. He was working as a Director of New Technologies at the Research Center of Elisa Communications Corp during 2001-2004. He was the CTO of telecommunications at Plenware, 2005-2008. After serving as the CTO of DIGILE (a strategic centre for science, technology and innovation in the field of digital economy) during 2008-2015, he served as the CEO of DIGILE 2015-2016. From January 2018 he was working as the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Sciences at Tampere University of Technology. Since January 2019 he serves as Director of collaboration and partnerships at Tampere University, since May 2020 as Director of innovation services and partnership at the same university and, finally, since January 2022 as Director of research and innovation services at TAU.

Prof. Kuosmanen has authored over 150 international journal and conference articles, seven international book chapters, and he is a co-author in the book "Fundamentals of Nonlinear Digital Filtering". He has supervised dozens of M.Sc. and 11 Dr.Tech. students and has been leading tens of research projects with total volume far over 500M€. He has served in BoD positions in a number of companies and holds several patents.


  • To lead the "Research and Innovation Services" -unit with units "Preaward", "Postaward", "Research Development", "Innovation Services", and "Partnerships"
  • Steer and develop the key partnerships of TAU, such as Tampere City and selected companies
  • Participate in the creation of new initiatives, such as SIX - Sustainable Industry X and SocHUB

Fields of expertise

Wide experience from University and industry. Especially been focusing on the collaboration of university with its stakeholders.