Associate professor Ari Happonen

  • E-mail: Ari.Happonen@lut.fi

Mobile phone: +358 50 3225 358

Website URL: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ari_Happonen/research

ORCID ID: 0000-0003-0744-1776 (Go to ORCID profile)


Current Organisation

Academic position in LUT: Associate / Assistant Professor, tenure

Biography

Associate Professor Ari Happonen, D.Sc. (Tech) works as project manager/leader, principal researcher, lecturer, post graduate supervisor & mentor at University - Industry collaborator at LUT School of Engineering Science in LUT University, Finland. His research interests include digitalization and robotization, sustainability and AI enhanced circularity, high speed wired and wireless networks, motivation in learning, automation & logistics, management systems, experimental innovation, design thinking, front end innovation, decision support systems and participatory sensing. His research has mainly focused on Digitalization enhanced industrial collaboration and innovativeness, both in B2B and in B2C contexts with quite a much of automation flavor included in software and hardware solution levels. He has been highly active in education and teaching development efforts for more than 15 years and is currently working as an intermediary in multiple research projects between Universities and front-line innovative companies. He has guided more close to 200 theses, published around 120 academic publications and has been main lecturer on more than 70 courses, with highly positive feedback.


Research Interests

Research interests include digital transformation of society and business life, digitalization and robotization, sustainability and AI enhanced circularity, high speed wired and wireless networks, motivation in learning, automatization & logistics, management systems, experimental innovation, design thinking, front end innovation, decision support systems and participatory sensing plus newest tools and processes for efficient software generation, innovation process, information technology, education & teaching.


Teaching Experience
15+ times repetitions for giving bachelor thesis course. Over 60 different courses given in total and around 20 years of experience from different teaching activities.

Over 100 thesis guided, and over 500 students mentored / oversight for different thesis work, project cases, self develop courses and teaching for young & maybe to be LUT students :-)

Over 15 years of experience for working with industry / municipality partners in RDI collaboration and digitalization, process automation and ICT enhancement based activities.

Short list of some of the courses given:
CT10A4000 Bachelor's Thesis and Seminar
CT30A9601 Research Methods, Laboratory Work in Software Engineering
CT30A5300 Verkkoylläpidon kehitystyö
CT30A5301 Strategic Development Project of Network Administrative Tools
CT10A0006 Freshmen Code Camp
CT10A7041 Code Camp
CT10A0450 Personal specialization study for B. Sc. students
CT10A0460 Personal specialization study for M. Sc. students
CT10A0461 MOOC-based Specialization Studies for M. Sc. students
CT10A7051 Research/Industry Forum in Software Technology and Engineering
CT10A7051 Area Expert's Views on Future Work-life Expectations
CT10A7052 Software Engineering work practice
CT70A5000 Impact and Benefits of Digitalization

Projects as Principal Investigator



Projects as Project Manager



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Keywords
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  • Business model innovation
  • Digitalization
  • Digital society
  • Digital transformation
  • Software Engineering

Last updated on 2021-12-11 at 08:00