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BIOGRAPHY

YRJÖ NEUVO, Professor
Senior Vice President, Nokia Corporation
Member of the Nokia Group Executive Board

Yrjö Neuvo (S'70-M'74-SM'82-F'89). He received the Diploma Engineer and Licentiate of Technology degrees from the Helsinki University of Technology, 1968 and 1971, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, in 1974.

He held various research and teaching positions at the Helsinki University of Technology, the Academy of Finland, and Cornell university, from 1968 to 1976. He was a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Tampere University of Technology, Tampere Finland 1976-84. The academic year 1981-82 he was with the University of California, Santa Barbara as a Visiting Professor. He held the position of National Research Professor at the Academy of Finland in 1984-94. Since 1993 he has been with Nokia Corporation, currently as Senior Vice President.

Dr. Neuvo is a Fellow of IEEE. He is member of EURASIP, Phi Kappa Phi, the Finnish Academy of Technical Sciences, the Foreign Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Technical Sciences, and member of Academiae Europae. He is Honorary Doctor of Medicine from Tampere University and Honorary Doctor of Technology from Tampere University of Technology. Planet 1938 DN discovered by Academician Yrjö Väisälä in 1938 named Neuvo in honor of Yrjö Neuvo, 1991.

He was a member of EU's Science and Technology Assembly (1994-1997). Dr. Neuvo was Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Circuits and Systems Society for 1991-95. He was the member of Committee for Development of Science and Technology in Europe 1990-94. He is Chairman of EU's Working Group on Embedded Systems. He was the President of the Society of Electronics Engineers in Finland in 1978-80. He was the General Chairman of the 1988 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems held in Helsinki, Finland. He was the General Chairman of the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2001) held in Helsinki, Finland.

During Dr. Neuvo's university career he has acted as thesis advisor for over 30 Doctor of Technology degrees, numerous Licentiate of Technology and Diploma Engineer (M.Sc.) degrees, he has organized more than 30 continuing education courses and published over 400 technical articles. He is holder of several patents.