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  Tapio 'Tassu' Takala

Professor of Interactive Digital Media
Head of  Information Networks Degree Programme

Department of Computer Science   (formerly Media technology, or TML and Media)
Aalto University School of Science (formerly within TKK)

Room: TUAS 3583 (3rd floor), available by appointment
Street address: Otaniementie 17 (building #37 on the map), Espoo
Postal address: P.O. Box 15500, FI-00076 AALTO, Finland
Mobile phone: +358 50 551 3222,       Email: tapio.takala(at)aalto.fi


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NEW / AJANKOHTAISTA:

From now on (Aug 2015) back in normal business after the sabbatical.

We are now Department of Computer Science!
(from 1 Jan 2015, as a merger of Depts. Media Tech, Information and CS, and CS and Eng)


Visiting speaker at eNTERFACE'13

Dept. of Media Technology has new web pages - old site no more updated.


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IN THE MEDIA:

YLE Prisma studio 26.2.2013: "Jorma Uotinen kävelee, mitä tutkijat siitä sanovat?"
lisää tutkimuksesta
Klaus Förgerin kotisivuilla

Aino 5/2010 (s.50): Kuinka kesäloma sujui, ope?

Tutkiva juttu: Sinun silmiesi tähden (YLE Teema to 16.4. 2009 klo 20, ja la 18.4. klo 16.50)

Päiväntasaaja kysyy: Palveleeko tietotekniikka ihmistä vai päinvastoin? (YLE Puhe to 12.3.2009 klo 15)

"Ei sen tarvitse olla vaikeata" (julkishallinnon tietojärjestelmien  heikkoa toimivuutta koskeva haastattelu Helsingin Sanomissa 4.1.2009).

Research Areas

Computer graphics and interactive systems, virtual reality (VR), animation, sound synthesis, embodied interaction, computational models and simulation, creativity.

Art & Magicresearch group on technology for art and entertainment [introductory presentation]


Current projects


Courses

Fall 2016
CS-C1190 - Vuorovaikutustekniikan studio
TU-C9270 - Verkostojen perusteet (some lectures only)

Fall 2015
ME-C2400 - Vuorovaikutustekniikan studio
TU-C9270 - Verkostojen perusteet (some lectures only)


WebOodi  –  MyCourses

My graduated students

Useful links for students

Tiedettä ja taidetta yhdistäviä opintokokonaisuuksia:


 

Other Activities

Graduate schools: UCIT, HeCSE, HICT
EIT ICT Masterschool
Networks: ACM/SIGGRAPH Helsinki chapter, SIDCartes, Athene (oltermanni), Media Factory, HCI Helsinki

Some past projects and results

  • aivoAALTO – interdisciplinary research in the Aalto university
  • Multimodally Grounded Language Technology – finding correlations of physical movement and its linguistic description
  • DIGITALIS – usability of management information systems of the university [in Finnish], see also FlowIT
  • MWI / MRConference – meetings in another space, see demo video
  • MMR – Mobile Mixed Reality, part of DIEM project in ICT-SHOK (Tekes)
  • HandsOn – Truly 3D User Interfaces for Product Design and Animation
  • UI-ART – Urban contextual information interfaces with multimodal augmented reality
  • IEEE – Interactive Embodied Emotional Experience
  • Enactive Media – narrative montage with enactive control
  • ALMA – synthetic musical instruments, also a spin-off company: Virtual Air Guitar
  • HELMA – drawing in the air
  • DIVA – virtual orchestra
  • EVE – Cave-like experimental virtual environment
  • Virtual opera – digital effects for stage performances.
    • previous production: Kohtalokkaat oppitunnit, see  Siba-TV
    • newest performance Ihmiskunnan rakastajat, premiered 27 Jan 2009, in video at  Siba-TV
  • Picasso – drawing in the air, interactive virtual art installation at Annantalo arts centre

Hobbies: playing piano and violin (PO), singing, badminton, diving (Kupla), gardening...


Publications

All || Journals || 2011--15 || 2006-10 || 2001-05 || 1996-2000 || 1991-95 || 1990 & before ||  Videos || In Progress


http://www.cs.hut.fi/~tta/      updated 7 Sep 2016