The longest served CVPRL member retires

Associate Professor Arto Kaarna retires after serving more than 40 years at LUT

Asscociate Professor, Dr. Arto Kaarna is going to retire in July 2021. Dr. Kaarna has been working at LUT more than 40 years.

Dr. Kaarna's career started in the 1970s in the LUT computing center as a principal designer. Then he continued his studies and received a degree of a Doctor of Science in Information Technology. Focusing more on education and research, he became an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering. Color vision and especially spectral imaging have been his favorite research topics.

Besides research, Dr. Kaarna has been very important person in education at Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Laboratory (CVPRL). He has served for many years as the head of the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition major, and moreover, as the head of the degree program in Computational Engineering (LATE). Dr. Kaarna has outstanding contributions to international education, especially in developing double degree master programs and organizing summer schools.

Arto has always been responsible, punctual, calm, and kind. We really will miss him!

CVPRL thanks Arto for outstanding contributions and great friendship!

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