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What is the latest research in new transport and logistic systems? How are we making our transport systems to be more efficient and environmentally friendly? How safe is it? Come and join us at Think Corner to discuss what the future with drones and autonomous systems is going to look like!

Drones Navigating in Challenging Situations

Laura Ruot­salainen, As­so­ci­ate Pro­fessor, Uni­versity of Helsinki


Timo Lind, Prin­cipal Sci­ent­ist, VTT

UTM, Unmanned Traffic Management

Pasi Nikama, Senior Vice Pres­id­ent, Air Nav­ig­a­tion Services ANS Fin­land

Drones for maritime and offshore missions, opportunities and challenges

Markku Mylly, CEO/ Mas­ter Mar­iner / Prin­cipal Ad­vi­sor, MyNavix OÜ


Tarik Taleb, As­so­ci­ate Pro­fessor, Aalto Uni­versity


Please register now as there are only a limited number of seats available: http://www.lyyti.fi/reg/HiDATA_Autonomous_Systems_and_Drones

A more detailed programme and more information about the speakers will be updated soon at this site. See you soon!

N.B. We have another event in the morning about Smart CitiesFind out more about the program here. Welcome!


Helsinki Centre for Data Science HiDATA is a world-class hub of Data Science in Helsinki. It builds on the pioneering scientific results of the community and paves way for new breakthrough results across disciplines. The overarching goal of HiDATA is to leverage the synergies of the network in solving significant societal and industrial challenges related to data analysis. HiDATA is a joint hub of the two participating universities, the University of Helsinki and Aalto University, and it is supported by the Academy of Finland. Find out more at www.helsinki.fi/hidata and join our mailing list.

Laura Ruotsalainen is Associate Professor of Spatiotemporal Data Analysis for Sustainability Science at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Helsinki. Her current research interests include the development of computer vision, estimation and machine learning algorithms for creating and using accurate and reliable spatiotemporal data, namely navigation data, especially for the development of autonomous systems enabling sustainable smart cities.

Pasi Nikama is SVP marketing and customer relations in ANS Finland. He has worked in ATCO since 1994, as ATC instructor / chief instructor in Avia College from 1999 to 31.3.2007, as Traffic manager in Oulu Airport from 2007 to 2009. He has been appointed as Chief of ACC Finland (2009–2014), Vice president in ANS development (2015–2017) and since 2017 as Senior Vice President,  marketing and customer relations. He is still keeping his ATCO license valid as ACC controller and supervisor.

Markku Mylly started his maritime career in the Finnish Merchant Shipping 1973. He attended the Rauma Maritime College of the Satakunta University of Applied Science, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in maritime studies and qualifying as an Officer and Master Mariner in 1980. He sailed on Finnish ships until 1987 when he joined the Finnish Maritime Administration (FMA).  Mr. Mylly held various positions in the FMA between 1987 and 2009. Lastly he served as Director General in FMA from 2004 up to the end of 2009.  From the beginning of 2010 until September 2012 he served as CEO in The Finnish Port Association. He worked as Executive director of European Maritime Safety Agency, EMSA from 2012 to the end of 2018 when he retired.  Mr. Mylly is continuing to lecture in different European Maritime Universities as a guest lecturer.