CV

Short CV

Qualified positions

  • 1 Jan 2018 – Director, Finnish Centre of Excellence in Research of Sustainable Space (2018 – 2025)
  • 1 Jan 2017 – Professor in Computational space physics, University of Helsinki
  • 1 Nov 2013 – Research professor in Space research, Finnish Meteorological Institute
  • 1 Jan 2011 – Head of Department (Earth Observation), Finnish Meteorological Institute
  • 2008 – 2013 Academy Research Fellow, Academy of Finland
  • 2005 – 2008 Academy of Finland postdoctoral fellow
  • 1999 – 2011 Scientist at the Finnish Meteorological Institute

Awards

  • Honorary graduate, Kangasala lukio, 2018
  • Väisälä award for scientific achievements, Finnish Academy of Science and Letters
  • Consolidator grant Awardee, European Research Council, 2015 Call
  • Starting Grant Awardee, European Research Council, 2007 Call

Education

Research:

  • Funding: over 15 M€ as research grants (including the Centre of Excellence in total as PI, plus other grants from ERC, EU, Academy of Finland, ESA)
  • over 60 publications
  • PRACE Tier-0awards for high performance computing

Positions of trust (academic and professional, short list)

  • 2018 – INFRAG Advisory Group for the pre-exascale supercomputing resources in Europe, European Commission
  • 2018 – Commission of Space affairs in Finland, permanent expert
  • 2017 – 2018 Space law committee, Ministry of Economic affairs and employment
  • 2015 – Chair, Scientific Advisory Board, European Commission Space programme, Horizon2020
  • 2015 – Commission of Space affairs in Finland, member of Secreteriat
  • 2014 – Scientific Advisory Board “Science with and for the society”, European Commission H2020 programme
  • 2013 – 2015 Scientific Advisory Board, European Commission Space programme, Horizon2020
  • 2013 – 2015 Cooperation forum to advise in scientific computing in Finland within Centre of Scientific Computing Ltd, Ministry of Education and Culture, representing government research institutes
  • 2012 – Space security board member, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finland
  • 2012 – Committee for Space Research (COSPAR), Finnish National Committee
  • 2011 – 2016 Delegate of Finland, European weather spacecraft organization (EUMETSAT) Scientific and Technical group
  • 2011 – Kumpula Space Centre, Vice President

Positions of trust (societal)

  • 2016 – 2017 Advisory board, Vapa Media
  • 2016 – 2018 Board, Finnish Physical Society
  • 2015 – Board, Eurooppanaiset ry
  • 2015 – 2018 Board, Ursa ry (Finnish astronomical society with 18,000 members)
  • 2012 – 2014 Member of high level Advisory Council (Neuvottelukunta), Nordea Pankki Suomi Oyj

Memberships

  • Finnish Academy of Science and Letters (also secretary of Geophysical Division)
  • Academy of technological sciences in Finland

Career breaks

  • Maternity leave, March 2007 – January 2008