2nd Vaasa Workshop on Machine Intelligence and Applications (MIA)


Schedule and location

Thursday November 28

Academic library Tritonia, Nissi Hall (Yliopistonranta 7, 65200 Vaasa)



Members of INFORTE.fi register using the form in INFORTE.fi site. Registration is open until November 21.


 Professor Tero Vartiainen, University of Vaasa, Finland


Workshop Registration and Coffee: 8:30-9:00

 Opening: 9:00-9:15

Opening Word,

Welcome Word by Dean Harry Linnarinne, School of Technology and Innovations

Introducing the Program,


Opening Session: 9:15-10:40

Session Chair: Heidi Kuusniemi 


Keynote Speech 1:

Uncertainties Reduction and Smart Systems

Prof. Mohammed Elmusrati, University of Vaasa


Keynote Speech 2:

Quantum machine learning and its application to quantum communications

Prof. Riku Jäntti, Aalto University


Coffee Break 10:40-10:55


Session I Machine Intelligence in Robotics: 10:55-12:15

Session Chair: Jani Boutellier, University of Vaasa

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  2. B
  3. C


Lunch Break 12:15-13:15 @ campusrestaurant  Mathilda (building Tervahovi). Also possible to visit the Vaasa Game Days event in Fabriikki.


Session II Machine Intelligence in Finance: 13:15-14:15

Session Chair: Mikko Ranta, University of Vaasa

  1. Mikko Knuuttila, Director, Raiffeisen Bank International AG
  2. Anssi Pukkinen, CTO, Fliq Oy
  3. Jukka Sihvonen, Assistant Professor, Aalto University


Coffee Break 14:15-14:30


Session IV Machine Intelligence for Sustainability: 14:30-15:50

Session Chair: Petri Välisuo, University of Vaasa



Closing the Event and Announcing the Third One

After the seminar there is still the possibility to visit Vaasa Game Days event, (Fabriikki, University of Vaasa)


More information: https://www.univaasa.fi/en/sites/mia/

Credit points

Doctoral students participating in the seminar can obtain 1 credit point. This requires participating  and completing the assignment.