Jari Nurmi is a professor in the Electrical Engineering Unit in Tampere University (TAU). He has held various research, education and management positions at Tampere University of Technology (TUT) and in the industry since 1987. He got a D.Sc.(Tech) degree from TUT in 1994. His current research interests include System-on-Chip integration, on-chip communication, embedded and application-specific processor architectures, circuit and system design and implementation for digital communication, positioning and DSP, Software-Defined Radio and Networking (SDR, SDN), Coarse-Grained Reconfigurable Arrays (CGRAs), approximate and transprecision computing. He is leading a group of about 10 researchers and research associates at TAU.
Dr. Nurmi is the general chairman of the annual IEEE Nordic Circuits and Systems Conference NorCAS since 2015. He was the general chair of the International Symposium on System-on-Chip (SoC) and its predecessor SoC Seminar in Tampere 1999-2014. He is/has been a board member of NorCAS, SoC, ICL-GNSS, FPL, DASIP, and NORCHIP conference series. He was also general chair of International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL) 2005 and International Conference on Localization and GNSS (ICL-GNSS) 2011, 2014, 2018, 2019, general co-chair of IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Systems (SiPS) 2009 and Conference on Design and Architecture for Signal and Image Processing (DASIP) 2011, conference chair of NORCHIP 2010 and 2014, TPC co-chair in NORCHIP 2005, European Workshop on Microelectronics Education (EWME) 2006 and FPL 2010, and proceedings chair in FPL 2017. He was also the local organization chair of ESWeek 2012, and host of FPGAworld Tampere 2012.
He was the head of the national TELESOC graduate school 2001-2005, board member of national GETA graduate school 2007-2013, and director of national DELTA doctoral training network 2014-2019. He is the author or co-author of over 350 international papers, (co-)editor of Springer books "Multi-Technology Positioning" 2017, "Computing Platforms for Software-Defined Radio" 2016, "GALILEO Positioning Technology" 2015, "Processor Design: System-on-Chip Computing for ASICs and FPGAs" 2007 and "Interconnect-centric Design for Advanced SoC and NoC" 2004. He has supervised about 140 MSc theses, a few Licentiate theses and 25 Doctoral theses. He has been an opponent or reviewer for yet another 41 PhDs worldwide.
He has reviewed projects and project proposals for The European Commission, Belgium, Canada, The Netherlands, Saudi-Arabia, Slovenia, Sweden, and Switzerland. He is a senior member in IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, Computer Society, Signal Processing Society, Solid-State Circuits Society and Communications Society. He was one of the recipients of Nokia Educational Award in 2004, and the recipient of Tampere Congress Award 2005, and co-recipient of IIDA Innovation Award in 2011. He has been awarded one of the Academy of Finland Senior Scientist research grants for the academic year 2007-2008. He got the Scientific Conference Award in 2013, and HiPEAC Technology Transfer Award 2013. He received an official recognition of excellence by the Jury of Creative Technology Award of Tampere City in 2016. Dr. Nurmi is also a member of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society technical committee on VLSI Systems and Applications (CAS/VSA), and HiPEAC Network-of-Excellence. He was a member of the board of Tampere Convention Bureau 2012-2017, and coordinator of a Marie Curie Initial Training Network MULTI-POS 2012-2016. He is a co-founder and partner of Ekin Labs Oy, a research spin-off company, now headquartered in Silicon Valley as Radiomaze, Inc. He is also the responsible professor of the Electrical Engineering MSc Program at TUT, head of A-WEAR joint doctoral program, and the research integrity support person at TAU.
Last update: 01.03.2019