About

Professional Website of Ville Rantanen

Contact Information

Ville Rantanen
D.Sc. (Tech.)

+358 41 503 6363
ville.rantanen@tut.fi

Education

2007–2014

Doctor of Science in Technology, Automation science and engineering, “Capacitive Facial Activity Measurement”

2001–2007

Master of Science in Technology (with distinction), Biomedical engineering, “Interdigital Transducers for Monitoring Implant Biocompatibility”

Research Experience

10/2014–3/2018

Postdoctoral Researcher, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences and Engineering (formerly Department of Automation Science and Engineering), Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland

5/2017–3/2018

Postdoctoral Researcher, Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland

03/2007–09/2014

Doctoral Student, Department of Automation Science and Engineering (formerly Institute of Measurement and Information Technology), Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland

05/2006–02/2007

Research Assistant, Institute of Measurement and Information Technology, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland

Teaching Experience

2007–

Teaching assistant, biosensors, biomeasurements, advanced courses on sensor technology, weekly exercise sessions, laboratory exercises

Professional Activities

2017

Member of the Exhibitors & Sponsors Marketing Group for EMBEC ‘17, European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference

Reviewer for Sensors
Reviewer for Universal Access in the Information Society
Reviewer for International Journal of Human–Computer Interaction
Reviewer for EMBEC ‘17, European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference
Reviewer for International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

2016

Reviewer for Sensors
Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems

2015

Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems
Reviewer for ACTA IMEKO

2014

Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation & Measurement

2012

Reviewer for ETRA ‘12, Symposium on Eye-Tracking Research & Applications

2011

Reviewer for Recent Patents on Computer Science, Bentham Science Publishers

Awards and Grants

2016

National Instruments, Northern Europe NI Engineering Impact Award 2016 (biomedical category)
For the work presented in the case study “Combating Unilateral Facial Paralysis With Low-Latency Muscle Reanimation”

Finnish Automation Foundation, travel grant, 2 167 €
For conference trip expenses of EMBC ‘16 conference

2013

Finnish Electronics Engineers Foundation, support grant, 1 500 €
For postgraduate studies on the topic “Capacitive Facial Activity Measurement”

2012

György Striker Junior Paper Award, award at XX IMEKO World Congress, 2 000 USD
For my “outstanding contribution to the scientific program of the 20th IMEKO World Congress, in form of a paper presentation entitled ‘Capacitive Facial Activity Measurement’”

Finnish Automation Foundation, travel grant, 1 815 €
For conference trip expenses of ETRA ‘12 conference

Finnish Cultural Foundation, whole-year research grant, 21 000 €
For postgraduate studies on the topic “Capacitive Sensing in Human–Technology Interaction Applications”

2011

Nokia Foundation, Nokia Scholarship, 5 000 €
To encourage efficient, fast-progressing postgraduate studies on the topic “Capacitive Sensing in Human–Technology Interaction Applications”